A GOOD leader is able to stand for the truth.
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua said this in his address at the Crime Investigation Management Workshop at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova yesterday. He said his desire was to see and grow courageous leaders in the force who could correct people in the wrong and speak and live the truth.
"There are certain aspects of the organisation that has moved, some that haven't moved and some that remain shaky.
"A good leader should have the ability to formulate a plan on what he or she wants to achieve," Brig-Gen Naivalurua said in a statement.
He said lack of knowledge could hinder investigations. "There are a lot of areas that needs attention within before we can achieve that harmonious relationship that will enable us to engage effectively with the community," he said.
"When you have a vision in whatever line of work you're involved in, the way you approach and tackle the obstacles you may face in the path towards achieving that goal defines your style of leadership."
Brig-Gen Naivalurua said an authentic leader could only build trust by being open and honest.
"Being an authentic leader means you are able to remain loyal and true to your calling and are also able to remain true to our code of ethics and remain honest to the work at hand," he said.