Leadership Styles

Course overview

In the Fire Service, an officer’s inability to adjust leadership styles based on situational demands and employee needs can cause declining productivity, poor morale, and sets the organization on a path for employee discontent and inefficiency.

Fire officers can help avoid these personnel difficulties and improve their effectiveness by understanding different leadership styles and learning to adapt to various styles based on the situational demands and employee needs. This program covers the differences between authoritative, democratic, delegative, and situational leadership styles in relation to an officer’s role with subordinates and supervisors.