Archive for April2016

Is Your Professional Development Like Monopoly?

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  We want you to think for just a moment and reflect on where you really are. Is your professional development like a game of monopoly? Compare what you are doing for professional development to the game of monopoly…are you just going around the board at the luck of the dice or do you have […]

When Opportunity Presents

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What you give others as a mentor, a public servant and as a friend costs you NOTHING. So why are we so reluctant to give freely? This is a major problem that we are facing in today’s fire service. We are not paying it forward. Our mentoring of the next generation is at best in […]

Is Your Relationship with the Organization Status Quo?

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As I reflect back over the years in my career there is one lesson I remember that resinates from my mentors, “If you put the organization first, then your wants and ambitions will soon follow. But it is always about the orgainization first, your suborindates second and you are last.” Well I have to often […]

Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders

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Professional development is the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development and experience that one gains during their development. In the fire service, professional development is a critical element of being a leader and being a professional. When we step up to accep the responsibility of leadership, we also accept an obligation to […]