Effective Emergency Leadership
Macquarie University conducted an exploratory study that sought to determine the leadership styles currently used by leaders who work in Emergency Services, such as the SES, Fire Services and Parks. We examined how they adapt their general leadership style when crisis strikes.
The study involved in-depth critical-incident interviews carried out with Emergency Response leaders involved in the operational response to fires. This study hopes to begin a path of research that will help uncover the most effective leadership style for Emergency Services and how leaders can be trained to develop this approach. In turn, this has clear real-world applications in terms of improving response and rescue efforts during future crises.
If you have questions about this research study or would like feedback on the results of the survey, please feel free to contact the Research Investigator, Loredana Cittadino, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an Emergency Services leader and want to get involved, we would love to hear from you!