Tag Archives: Training

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” […]

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 […]

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 Dynamics of Leadership

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Over my 36 years of being involved in he fire service I have come to realize that leadership is much more than just a position. In fact leadership is a process that really has nothing to do with a position or rank but about a true desire to see others excel. For many years we […]

26th Annual Les Lukert Conference

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Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Blogtalk Radio

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              Join me tonight(Wednesday December 16, 2015) at 7:30pm on the Fire and Training show hosted by Fire Engineering’s Blogtalk Radio as we explore the topic of Growing Leaders.  I will be joined by great mentors and coaches that will provide  dynamic  dialogue and knowledge on this topic.

Shaping the Future; “Creating Leaders in our Youth” Part I

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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 […]

Fire and Training on FE Talk Radio

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Join me on Wednesday evening 7/22/15 at 7:30pm for the next edition of Fire and Training on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. Joining me will be colleagues Chris Naum and Joe Pronesti as we explore Training and Operations for Today’s Main Street fires. The discussions will include building construction, renovations or lack thereof, structural stability, re-appropriated […]

Mentoring Moment on Communications

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Communication always seems to be a root topic when it comes to leadership.  Whether it is lack of communications, no communications, over communicating or having tough communications the situation exists that communications is a critical factor.  When you are mentoring an individual you periodically need to have very forward and frank conversations with the individual […]

Leadership Excellence

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Leadership traits are important as you begin your role in Leadership from the company officer level to the chief level.  Chief Rick Lasky and Chief John Salka presenting these traits at the South Carolina Fire Chiefs and Firefighters combined Convention in Myrtle Beach.   Here re is the challenge for you as an officer or […]

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