Good leadership is associated with responder wellbeing, morale and good mental health. It is a key part of your Protective Armour.
If you’ve experienced good leadership, you will know how that feels. They are the leaders who set clear and achievable tasks, communicate well and build strong teams. They give us some control, recognise and appreciate hard work, inspire us to do our best and generally have our back. These qualities are equally helpful whether they are leading a call out, organising training for new volunteers or supporting a team member who is unwell.
Have a look at the film from police colleague, Ian on the importance of authenticity in leadership.