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For the supporters of soft skills, the headline on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph was a nightmare. “Scotland Yard ‘Wasting’ £10M on Leadership Training” became a major story about this hidden expenditure (Dixon 2018). Despite a requirement for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to publish all expenditures exceeding £500, the details of Scotland Yard’s £10 million outlay had been kept secret until the story broke in the Telegraph.
In 2018, the Metropolitan Police was accused by its officers of “wasting” £10 million on a leadership training program, even as crime rates in the city soared. Officers who had recently completed the course were said to have confronted their bosses, ...