I have been on my tactical team for nine years and I have been the team leader now for the last two years. I, like many of you, am a visionary. I am always looking towards the future to see how I can better myself as well as my department. One example would be attending this academy. This was not mandatory for me but I wanted to challenge myself and continue learning and growing as a leader.
Another great trait I have as a leader is my ability to be open minded. I do not get stuck doing things a certain way because it’s “how we have always done it”. I looked into new ideas and follow the “best practices” of our field. I also hold myself accountable. If I make a mistake, I own up to it and I learn from it the best way that I can.