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High Performance Coaching and Leadership Academy

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2016 Southwestern Association of Fire Chief Presents the SWFCA Chief Officer Academy Accountability – Leadership – Results     Do You Want High Performance Officers in Your Fire Department? Don’t You Want Your Officers to be as Effective off the Fireground As On?             Topics that will be covered in […]

INTEGRITY – The Most Important Leadership Trait!

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INTEGRITY – The Most Important Leadership Trait! By:Coach Kelly Walsh and Chief Dan Jones “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.” – Dwight D Eisenhower Trust and Integrity are traits that any leader must have in order to be successful. Study after study has demonstrated that people will follow a leader they trust but […]

The Benefits of Leader Schizophrenia

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  Having multiple personalities at work is not usually considered to be a good thing. But think about the benefits of having the ability to shift into different leadership styles as different people and situations cross your path. In the Fire Service, it is critical to have an autocratic style on the Fire Ground. A […]

Mentoring – An Essential Leadership Skill

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Chief Dan Jones – Early in my Fire Service career I was taken under the wing of a couple of older and more experienced firefighters who spent lots of time with me, sharing stories, talking about fire department careers and reinforcing lessons about how best to do the job and succeed. I remember sitting in […]

Inaugural Chief Dan and Coach Kelly Column

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Hello theFireOfficer.com readers and followers! This is a new addition to the website that will focus on the leadership skills, knowledge and abilities that every fire officer; old or new, experienced or rookie, company officer or chief officer must have to be successful. This column will appear with some regularity and will share with you […]