Managers are constantly faced with changing environments. However, at no other time in history has such rapid change been as omnipresent as it is today given the current and ongoing changes with respect to technological advancement in the world. Changing demographics, economic globalization and technological advancements are changing the way the world lives, earns and learns. Given the current environment, it is essential for criminal justice organizations to have efficient and effective managers. What does all of this change mean for managers/leaders? What must managers/leaders know to be successful in today’s rapidly changing world? There are a few basic assumptions which form the foundation for answering the aforementioned questions. They are: Good managers/leaders must have self-awareness. Good managers/leaders must be able to communicate effectively. Good managers/leaders should understand motivation, group dynamics and how to build effective teams. Good managers/leaders must be able to manage conflict. Good managers/leaders must be able to solve problems. As such, management/leadership is very dynamic and complex. The environment is always changing. To this end, managers/leaders must constantly develop their skills. Getting to know one’s self is at the heart of understanding others. That is, in order for you to begin to understand others and effectively manage others, you must first get to know yourself.
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