Friday, September 17, 2010

Correctional leader as entrepreneur

Many decisions will not be unanimously supported within the organization and will require risk taking.

In recent years, many correctional leaders have realized the benefits of operational standards and the best efforts at compliance taken by their agencies. Such standards bring structure, enhanced safety, and a degree of predictability to an environment that can all too quickly spin out of control.

That being said, though, there is much entrepreneurial behavior in the correctional profession that is also important to its success. Entrepreneurial leaders initiate change where they see the need. Often those decisions are not unanimously supported by others in the organization, or require risk taking. Many great accomplishments in the corrections profession occurred with that spirit in mind.  Read More...

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