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Rethinking Leadership: Are your control issues damaging morale?

"Micromanaging vs…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on November 22, 2017 at 8:51am — No Comments

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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Added by Benjamin Martin on June 2, 2017 at 4:43pm — No Comments

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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Added by Benjamin Martin on February 1, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments

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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Added by Benjamin Martin on December 2, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on August 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"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…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on July 29, 2015 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

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,…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on June 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Legacy vs Impact: I'm in Conflict

Legacy versus Impact:  Im In conflict

 

Theyll remember us for this”…

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Added by Benjamin Martin on June 13, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

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