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Aug 12
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Rethinking Leadership: Do you have the courage to lead amongst rumors and half-truths?

"When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you.  The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay about it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did."-Jill Blakeway  I recently received some criticism that was tough to hear.  This can be especially…See More
Aug 12
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Jun 2
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The Enemies of Trust

The Enemies of Trust Trust is a value that occurs in both ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Creating and maintaining trust is paramount for leaders, yet unfortunately many do not see the need for giving attention to it. Leaders can make the mistake of assuming that their rank and the ability to say because I said so binds people to their decision. But how does one define trust and what does it look like? Trust is having confidence in one’s self: As a leader do you create training…See More
Jun 2
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Building Construction for the Fire Service Family

“Risk a lot to save a lot”Upon rounding the corner in my neighborhood, I couldn’t help but hear it. The chant of “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!!!!” echoed through the double pane windows of our first floor, and even though I had only stepped out to walk the dog, you would have thought I was scoring the game winning touchdown (or at a minimum bringing home some pizza).  I could hear my two little girls from a complete house over screaming for me, and an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment took…See More
Dec 2, 2015
Bobby Halton and Benjamin Martin are now friends
Aug 30, 2015
Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

This will be a working extrication of my head from my A$$

This will be a working extrication of my head from my A$$“Avoid putting callouses in the hearts of your loved ones”We have a ritual with our oldest child, Ayla who is three years old. We finish each nightly bed-time routine by starting with three, and counting down the minutes until it’s time to go to sleep.   She decided on her own one night, that after one minute, should come “last minute”.  I am fully aware her secret agenda is to stay up just a little bit longer, but I can also admit that I…See More
Aug 27, 2015
Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

"So That's What It Sounds Like When Your Heart Breaks"

Stop Being Mean to Mommy“So that’s what it sounds like when your heart breaks”She measures barely 40 inches tall, and I have yet to take the training wheels off her bike, but today she made me feel like the child.  My oldest daughter, three years of wisdom to her beautiful name, directed some tough words at me this morning while my wife and I were arguing.  I say arguing, because we were having a significant disagreement, but neither of us was yelling.  I have to give my daughter credit,…See More
Jul 29, 2015
Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

Avoid being a "Body"

Avoid Being a “Body”“If it’s easy, it ain’t leadership”.Picture the start of any crime drama you’ve ever watched, such as CSI, and what do you see? The opening scene almost always starts with a crime scene, and other than the dead body laying around, very little evidence anyone else was there. The rest of the show is spent putting together otherwise minuscule clues in an attempt to figure out what happened and who did it. Now, picture your current team. Are there people on this team who leave…See More
Jun 23, 2015
Benjamin Martin posted a blog post

Legacy vs Impact: I'm in Conflict

Legacy versus Impact:  I’m In conflict “They’ll remember us for this”             Can I be honest?  I think any time you discuss maintaining proper life and work balance it can become intensely personal quick. But I also think this is one of the most important things we need to talk about.  I’m hoping if I go first, then maybe you’ll keep your defenses lowered and allow this to soak in.  If our personal lives are the exposures on our firegrounds, then it does nothing to have a great career…See More
Jun 13, 2015
Benjamin Martin is now a member of Fire Engineering Training Community
Jun 13, 2015

Profile Information

Lives in:
Ashland, Virginia
Department:
Henrico County Division of Fire
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
11
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership
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Bio:
Benjamin Martin is a Lieutenant with the Henrico County Division of Fire, currently assigned to the training section. He has over fourteen years in public safety. He is a highly known speaker and writer, most notably for his presentations on organizational culture and his take on emotional intelligence--Intoxicated Leadership. He is the owner and operator of www.EmbraceTheResistance.com.
Web site:
http://embracetheresistance.com

Benjamin Martin's Blog

The Enemies of Trust

The Enemies of Trust

 

Trust is a value that occurs in both ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Creating and maintaining trust is paramount for leaders, yet unfortunately many do not see the need for giving attention to it. Leaders can make the mistake of assuming that their rank and the ability to say because I said so binds people to their decision. But how does one define trust and what does it look…

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Posted on June 2, 2017 at 4:43pm

How to silence critics: Confronting the loudest voice in the room

Confronting the Loudest Voice in the Room: How to silence critics…

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Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:38am

Building Construction for the Fire Service Family

“Risk a lot to save a lot”

Upon rounding the corner in my neighborhood, I couldn’t help but hear it. The chant of “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!!!!” echoed through the double pane windows of our first floor, and even though I had only stepped out to walk the dog, you would have thought I was scoring the game winning touchdown (or at a minimum bringing home some pizza).  I could hear my two little girls from a complete house over screaming for me, and an…

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Posted on December 2, 2015 at 11:29am

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