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Empowerment as a Leadership Tool

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Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behave, take action, control work and decision making in autonomous ways. It is the state of feeling self-empowered to take control of one’s own destiny. As a leader do you have an empowerment Attitude? The sum of every leader’s actions is the “environment” […]

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 […]

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 […]

We the Fire Service…

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We the Fire Service… We the Fire Service have a debt of gratitude. One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. I know that as a fire service member I have a large debt of gratitude to many people who have paved the way for me and others like […]

Mentoring Moment: Reaching the Peak Performance Zone

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Have you ever wondered how certain leaders in the fire service reach such success and stay there?  What is their secret? Well it is simple…find what you do well and keep doing it! This is how you reach peak performance in what is known as your strength zone.  Sounds simple, well wait a minute, it […]

Shaping the Future “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part III

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Knowledge is PowerÂ… Share It !!! This statement is often used by many including myself. So what does it truly mean? It means that you will freely give of your knowledge and wisdom to others withholding nothing. It never fails, I will see a leader of an organization trying to hold information and knowledge from […]

Mentoring Moment – It is about the people not all about the work.

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Most people in the workplace are used to working for bosses who care only about the work that gets done, not about them as human beings.  Fortunately that is less the case in the fire service.  Most of the officers (bosses) have a passion for the job and the brotherhood that comes with the business. […]

Live the Fire Service

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As an officer you have an obligation to the organization.  What are you going to do with the balance of your time in the fire service?  It is important that you live that time having maximum impact in a positive manner.  It is important that you “Live”!  Here is a few tips that use the […]

Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio

Listen to the latest edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio. Joining host Doug Cline is Chief John Buckman and Chief Jim Duffy as they discuss taking training to the streets. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/fireengineeringtalkradio/2015/03/11/episode-990-fire-and-training-with-doug-cline  

Shiners, Whiners and Recliners: Profiling Today’s Fire Service

Shiners, Whiners and Recliners: Profiling Today’s Fire Service The Chief’s Trumpet Chief Doug Cline I have heard a lot of analogies over my career about the fire service like “You can peal one fire department name off the wall and replace it with another one and it would be the same” and “it is the […]

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