Module Overview The purpose of this module is to discuss the relationship between leadership and power. It is important to understand that authority gives leaders power to supervise and change behavior; however it is extremely important that abuse of this authority or power will surely result in fear, disrespect and low morale. This module will provide strategies for the proper use of power in a leadership role. Module Objectives Upon successful completion of this module student should be able to:
- Explain the role of behavior regulation in leadership and how it is exercised through power.
- Understand when to apply power strategies.
- Understand the specific principles for using power.
The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course, Leadership and Power 09053-0439, has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive two (2) hours of continuing education.
This course is approved for two (2) hours under the mandated category of Conflict Management and Mediation. It covers learning objectives 1 and 2.