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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mmChris Eklund
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Lt Speirs led by example, shaped by leadership before him. His actions, obviously being previously inspired to do what others may normally not most definitely earned him a great deal of respect. Being placed in a role of leadership can happen to anyone, even if they may not actually be qualified as a leader, particularly as a leader in crisis. Respect must be earned. This is aided by the respected being able to make decisions to help accomplish the mission.