Protective Services Expert Steve Morris Offers Security Company Executives New Strategies for Ensuring Armed Guard Employment Success

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On two new podcasts on the Protective Services Leadership Insights leadership site, Morris focuses on leadership development and setting proper staff expectations as key strategies for security leadership.

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Good leaders produce good results and inspire and cause people to accomplish their mission. Poor leaders can set it back forever.

On two new podcasts and blog postings on Protective Services Leadership Insights, protective services industry expert Steve Morris discussed what protective services companies should be doing to ensure that their protective service officer workforce is as productive and high-performing as possible. Morris is a highly-regarded commentator on trends and developments in the security industry and is known for his insights on how to best manage all areas of protective services firms. In these two blog posts, Morris focused on leadership development and how to ensure workers receive what they need during challenging economic times.

“I’m frequently asked what protective services company leadership should be doing to ensure that their officers are as successful as possible,” said Morris. “I always tell them that a great leadership development program within the company is the best place to start. Good leaders produce good results and inspire and cause people to accomplish their mission. Poor leaders can set it back forever.”

Morris encouraged protective security company leaders to develop and institute leadership principles, such as performance-based leadership, set goals, measure performance, provide resources, motivate, and report results.

In his second blog posting, Morris discussed how protective services firm leadership needs to balance what the PSOs need and what the firm needs to stay profitable.

“The degree to which PSO companies are delivering what the PSO needs will vary,” said Morris. “What the PSOs need is different than what the PSOs want in most cases.”

Morris said, however, that if leadership properly sets expectations and follows through on delivering what they promise, the PSOs can be very instrumental in helping the company accomplish its mission.

Steve Morris is an acclaimed expert on protective services company operation, management, and training. In his role as president and general manager of the Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA), Steve has overseen the training of thousands of protective services professionals. He has also helped dozens of protective services companies hire, manage, and develop these professionals. Morris regularly posts his insights on topics that affect protective services management. His blog posts can be found here.

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