Name: Doris Stewart
Title: Homicide Investigator & Crime and Intelligence Analyst
Organisation: Jamaica Constabulary Force
Attorney-at-Law in training, Welfare/Legal Representative Jamaica Police Federation
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Doris's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
People Management, managing of expectations, lack of resources
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Being on a path of Excellence, Diligence and Volunteerism
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
6 am wake up, 6:30 am getting ready, devotion and reflection, 7:15 am commuting, 8:00 am arrival, work, 1:30 pm reflection and assessment 2:00 pm lunch work up to 6pm or beyond 8:45 pm reflection and devotion. 9 pm preparation for bed 10 pm in bed. This is flexible depending on my goals and tasks
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Equity and tone is important for all leaders to demonstrate whether they favour the person or not
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Be competent, defer to training and experience, value people, listen to others but make your own decisions
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
There are many stories of impacting lives by making the right decision