Tag Archives: leadership

The Future of the Fire Service

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It is perceived by fire service leaders that fire departments across the United States will see a paradigm shift from just emergency response services to a comprehensive community risk reduction and management focus. This statement is becoming more and more common as you sit and talk with fire service leaders across the nation. National fire […]

Leadership Defined

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        Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” died on January 2, 2011 at the age of 92. Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey (PA)  home until the book and miniseries “Band […]

Twenty Eleven (2011); Where are you going?

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Did I give back to the fire service, did I support, promote and advocate, did I learn, grow and better myself, did the year have meaning?

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror Parts I and II

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Download and Listen in on an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 with a stellar line-up of fire service leaders.

Taking it to the Streets: Looking Forward Through the Rear View Mirror

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Join us on Wednesday night December 15th at 9:00 pm EST for an insightful look back at 2010 and forward into 2011 and beyond with a stellar line-up of fire service leaders.

Remember to Keep it Fresh

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Is your relationship with the fire service at best “Status Quo”? Just like any relationship it has to be worked at. Often when we analyze where we are in a relationship we find you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; regroup and start doing the works […]

The Company Officer: Influence, Leadership, Committment

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The Company Officer Some words to think about as the Company Officer…. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority,  Kenneth Blanchard Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work, Vince Lombardi  The best leader is the one […]

Looking Under the Hood of Your Organization

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If it’s your first time to check under your organization’s hood, then you’ll probably be unfamiliar with all the numerous parts in and around the organization.

Talent is not Enough

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From playing many years of sports on both winning and loosing teams I have learned talent is not enough to bring about success to the team. I played on teams that had plenty of talent. We didn’t win a lot though. That used to always bother me and I would say we have all the […]

What a Difference… A Minute Can Make

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We must be able to decode the “mess” into “opportunity”. It is paramount that we focus on the concepts that it shouldn’t be this way, but we can make it something else.

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