Tag Archives: leadership

Leadership Influence

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An officer best exemplifies leadership by devoting a major portion of his/her time to stimulate continuous improvement in both subordinates and the organization. Today’s leaders are utilizing contemporary leadership styles. The officer needs to know when to use each of these styles for optimum outcomes within the organization. The four (4) contemporary styles include charismatic, […]

Shaping the Future Creating leaders in our Youth

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As we quickly approach a time when much of the fire service leadership will be retiring we are destine to face the loss of great leadership in the fire service. This could prove to be a tragedy for our profession or we can make it a positive bench mark. A lot is going to depend […]

Nontraditional Classroom Education

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Classroom and hands on are super important. But even more important is learning from each other’s experiences.

The Courage of a New Leader

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Often in my travels and teaching I am asked by you officers and aspiring officers what it takes to be a good leader or how to become a good leader. I usually respond to that question with a question “What do you think it takes to become a good leader?” Most respond with the typical […]

Bridging the gap to Tomorrows Fire Service

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The 82nd Leadership Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs is this week in Louisville, Kentucky. What an outstanding opportunity for fire service leaders to gather and network. The company Officer’s own Christopher Naum is one of the presenters at this conference.

Pink Heals Tour

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You have to see the bigger cause of the organization and realize that the department is part of the community.

Time Management and Effective Fire Companies

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All firefighters realize and understand the importance of time when it comes to responding to an emergency incident. Time is recognized as one limited resource that must be maximized in every aspect.

Learn as if you were to live forever: Live as if you were to die tomorrow

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Back in January I posted an article on The CompanyOfficer.com entitled: Your Capabilities and Future Success. It was about the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Coach Wooden passed away at the age of 99 on Friday June 4th, but his legacy will extend well beyond. Aside from his extraordinary career accomplishments on the court, he […]

Are You Prepared to PREVENT a Line of Duty Death?

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Power is the ability to command or apply force. Authority is the right to command and expend resources. A leader is one who can generate effective individual and group action to accomplish agency goals. The fire service is a dynamic profession that is richly steeped in tradition, noble in deeds and calling. We know the […]

10 Leadership Lessons

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A wise person once said, “It’s not life that’s important, but those you meet along the way that make the difference.” Many people have taught me many valuable, unforgettable leadership lessons. Here are ten I’d like to share with you.   1. Be Cautious of Labels. Labels you place on people may define your relationship […]

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