I just wanted to take a moment to praise the job that Doctor Hackett did while conducting leadership training for my agency. Training in law enforcement, especially leadership training, is becoming more and more important, but also increasingly stagnant, as you could probably imagine. I was aware that Dr. Hackett was a presenter in Servant leadership and requested that he speak to my fellow command staff at my agency.
I believe this was the first experience Dr. Hackett had with speaking to law enforcement officers in this context. I thought he did an outstanding job of breaking the ice with my fellow officers and me. I cannot emphasize enough how vital a good ice breaker is. Dr. Hackett did a phenomenal job of putting us at ease before diving into the training material.
I felt that Dr. Hackett was well versed in the Servant leadership style. He was able to tailor the relevant training points and materials to our specific field, and he provided ample, quality examples of how the Servant leadership style was useful for all leaders, but mostly how relevant it was in law enforcement. He brought fresh, new perspectives to the leaders within my agency, including how we relate to one another and the officers under our command. I genuinely believe I am a better leader for having listened to Dr. Hackett. Kudos on a job well done!