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The paper "Executive and Strategic Leadership" is a wonderful example of an article of human resources. The nature of leadership in the modern world does not give room for uncertainty and a lack of preparedness. In addition, the current environment expectations and requirements demand that everyone must be properly prepared and well equipped in case of any challenges from leadership. A leadership that is sufficient requires the incorporation of all stakeholders especially the major ones keeping into consideration that it is not usually possible to satisfy everyone in your area of leadership.

Most people view the position of a chief executive officer in a narrow sense in making decisions and setting the organization’ s strategic goals. Most of the current CEOs positions experience a considerable impact on contemporary media and politics. This creates a difference between the perceived functioning of these positions and what the ones holding these positions are really experiencing. This article gives a critical discussion of the position of CEO in law enforcement and the conflicting pressures and influences impacted the CEO form, different stakeholders. The article focuses on a case study of Christine Nixon who was a Victorian police commissioner in Australia.

Nixon was the first female commissioner of police in Australia, she was a reformer and was working towards an organization that was family-friendly and more open while fostering personal development in the entire police staff. Nixon also realized the necessity and relevance of policing approaches which are evidence-based. Towards Nixon’ s end of her term, her career was connected to controversy at the height of most tragic bush fires in Victoria in 2009 a day referred to as ‘ Black Saturday’ when she left the incident room and went for a dinner engagement.

This brought about heated arguments where she was criticized by a commission of public inquiry into the bush fires for the action that she took by going to dinner with friends living the incident room where she was needed at a time like this as a police commissioner. About two and a half years after the incident, Nixon published a book known a ‘ Fair Cop’ which gained criticism from the media for having the nerves to publicize such a book that focused on defending herself.

The media and public had clearly not forgotten her controversial details during her career, although most of the critics neglected her achievements during her tenure.


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