NTOA Forums Operational Leadership SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: Leadership Dike didn’t prepare himself for leading in crisis. What about Lieutenant Speirs leadership and actions? How did the team respond to him? Why? Reply To: Dike didn’t prepare himself for leading in crisis. What about Lieutenant Speirs leadership and actions? How did the team respond to him? Why?

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Anthony Kies
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Not only did Sgt. Dike not prepare himself, however he was never ready. You can be a decent supervisor, but a horrible leader. Most times leader emerge when needed which is exactly what Lt. Speirs did. His leadership actions and ability to continue the operation and yet keep the respect of the troops speaks volumes. The leaders inability to take action would have cost much more turmoil then an wrong decision as long as a decision was made.