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Mar 29

Using Situational Leadership To Get You Promoted!

Situational Leadership is a leadership theory that suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership. Instead, effective leadership depends on the leader's ability to adapt to the needs of the situation and the team members being led. The model proposes that the leader should adjust their leadership style based... read more →
Jan 16

New Year Goal Setting

New Year is obviously a time when resolutions are put in place and we have a clear vision for the year ahead, whether it be personal or professional. So how effective is setting goals or resolutions? In 1979 there was a Harvard Business School MBA study on goal setting. The... read more →
Jan 10

Tellin’ Stories

As you will know from our previous blogs (or if you have attended one of our masterclasses, online or 1:1 coaching sessions), having a plan is vital for success at your interview. We plan all our coaching around ‘The 3 Pillars of Success’ – Content, Structure and Delivery ((Read More... read more →
Dec 01

To STAR or Not to STAR

Over the last few months, we have had lots of conversations with officers who are receiving conflicting advice on the style and process of how their boards are being marked and assessed. Essentially, they are being advised that they are not solely being assessed against the CVF, but that the... read more →
Nov 14

Up Your Body Language Game

When in an interview (or in any situation where you wish to portray strength) body language or non-verbal communication is critical to how you will be seen and judged by the panel or person you are talking with. It’s important then to spend some of your preparation time thinking about... read more →
Aug 30

How Much Time Do I Need To Prepare?

A common question that we are asked at bselectedpolice Towers is “How long do I need to prepare for my board?” In our opinion the easy answer is always, ‘as long as possible’, but we appreciate that this is not really much help to you! We ran a Twitter poll... read more →
May 19
Feb 16

Are You Promotion Fit?

Many police officers across the UK have experienced a notable change in the format of their Force promotion processes over the last few years. This follows introduction of the College of Policing National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF), which replaced the Policing Professional Framework (PPF) Personal Qualities or local equivalents. Despite... read more →
Feb 08

The Terrifying Forward Facing Question !

In discussions with officers from many forces over the last few weeks (especially GMP, PSNI & MPS), it’s becoming clear that forward facing or situational questions are coming ever more popular again in police promotion processes. Lots of forces are now including them either as the only question type used... read more →
Nov 26