I think you make a lot of great points in your post about situational and behavioral style of leadership.
While I think there are situations where behavioral style would be a better leadership style, I believe that
situational leadership style could be better suited for public safety.
Being able to adapt your leadership
style to better suit your situation and your followers seems to be a great benefit. Having the strength of
the situational leadership style be that it is practical and easily understood means that any leader can
use this style. "Because it is described at a level that is easily grasped, the ideas behind the approach are
quickly acquired. Managers can relate to the description of followers as combinations of competence
and commitment" (Northouse, 2021, p. 114).
As Christians, being able to adapt and help others and be understanding of them is something we should
strive for. The interests of followers should be at the front of our mind whenever we are making
decisions in any situation. "Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the
interests of others" (New American Standard Bible, 1971/1995, Philippians 2:4).
New American Standard Bible. (1995). Thomas Nelson. (Original work published 1971)
Northouse, P. G. (2021). Leadership: Theory and Practice (9th ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc. (US).