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Jul 3
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Training Your Replacement

                As I sat at the hospital awaiting the birth of my daughter, a conversation that I had with a coworker in the previous days came to mind.  The conversation revolved around what are you doing do train your replacement.    Over the prior few days that conversation took my thought path is several directions.                  First of all, the usual connotation of training your replacement is normally reserved for training those who are next in line to assume your job role.    Are…See More
Jul 3
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Lassiez Faire vs Lazy

As we grow as leaders we should realize that there are different types of leadership.   Among these is lassiez faire.   It may very well be the most difficult to master.   Aside from authoritative leadership or democratic leadership, it is more hands off.   When you have an efficient crew who performs well on most occasions, this can be the ideal form of leadership because it allows others to develop their leadership presence.  However, the fine line is drawn between lassiez faire and lazy.  …See More
Jun 2
David Bullard updated their profile
May 27
David Bullard posted a blog post

Teaching Your Thoroughbred

As leaders, we must understand how to give power away and to reign it in, within boundaries.  Leaders who mentor those under them must relate this to the way that a race horse is trained.  We hire employees and recruit volunteers who are essentially thoroughbreds.  Strong, energetic, and have an enthusiasm for “running.” If were to buy a race horse, then you certainly wouldn’t be afraid to let it run.  Yet, as leaders we sometimes don’t recognize the fact that our thoroughbreds need to…See More
May 27
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May 17

Profile Information

Lives in:
Appling, Ga
Department:
Columbia County Fire Rescue
Title/rank:
Lieutenant
Years of public service:
19
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Top issues in your department:
Growth
Professional Qualifications:
Fire Officer 3
Hazmat Tech
Topics you provide training for:
HAZMAT
Leadership
Engine Ops
Mentoring
Areas of expertise:
Engine Ops
HAZMAT
Leadership
Bio:
David is a 19 year member of the fire service and currently serves as a Lieutenant and coassigned to the Training Division with the Columbia County Fire Rescue (Ga.) and a part time Firefighter with Grovetown (Ga) DPS. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Firefighter's Association, National Volunteer Fire Council State Director, and was Secretary of IFSTA's Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator 3rd Edition Curriculum Committee, , and is an ER Supervisor with HEPACO LLC. As an active instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy and in private industry, David is constantly engaged with teaching live fire, leadership, HAZMAT, and Firefighter Survival/RIT classes.

David Bullard's Blog

Training Your Replacement

                As I sat at the hospital awaiting the birth of my daughter, a conversation that I had with a coworker in the previous days came to mind.  The conversation revolved around what are you doing do train your replacement.    Over the prior few days that conversation took my thought path is several directions.  

                First of all, the usual connotation of training your replacement is normally reserved for training those who are next in line to assume your job…

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Posted on July 3, 2017 at 7:27am

Lassiez Faire vs Lazy

As we grow as leaders we should realize that there are different types of leadership.   Among these is lassiez faire.   It may very well be the most difficult to master.   Aside from authoritative leadership or democratic leadership, it is more hands off.   When you have an efficient crew who performs well on most occasions, this can be the ideal form of leadership because it allows others to develop their leadership presence.  However, the fine line is drawn between lassiez faire and…

Continue

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 12:09pm

Teaching Your Thoroughbred

As leaders, we must understand how to give power away and to reign it in, within boundaries.  Leaders who mentor those under them must relate this to the way that a race horse is trained.  We hire employees and recruit volunteers who are essentially thoroughbreds.  Strong, energetic, and have an enthusiasm for “running.” If were to buy a race horse, then you certainly wouldn’t be afraid to let it run.  Yet, as leaders we sometimes don’t recognize the fact that our thoroughbreds need to…

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Posted on May 27, 2017 at 8:59am

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