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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 Power… 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Mentoring Moment – Defining Moments

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Over the years it has become evident to me that the way leaders handle opportunities and crises defines them.  I have had many defining moments over my career.  Many of which were when I was in key leadership positions.  One particular moment that is boldly etched in my mind was when I was aspiring to […]

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 […]

The Inaugural Mentor Moment

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As a fire and emergency services leader it is your responsibility to be a mentor.  In an effort to enhance the mentoring of fire officers we are launching this new on going series called “Mentor Moment”. As a leader you are obligated to being a mentor.  As a leadership mentor, it is your responsibility to […]

The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

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It’s always good to remember what we were taught by our mentors, learned valuable lessons from experiences and hopefully we are passing those components on to the next generation. Listed below are The Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership, which I was raised on during my early years in the fire service. These commandments are right on, […]

The Professional Development of a Company Officer

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The Company officer is, a position that involves more diversity than the majority of positions in our society today.  With that being said, the requirement for predicated knowledge, skills and abilities is extremely diverse.  The most obvious one is the need to understand the emergency response skills required to mitigate the situations faced and to […]

The Chief Officer’s View of the Company Officer

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A chief officer who understands the real role of the company officer will view them as an extension of their leadership and management team.  Progressive chief officers encourage the company officer to become highly engaged in the direction setting and leadership of the organization.  Decision making at the company officer level is critical to the […]

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