Lots of people are talking about leadership these days and there is a good reason, it's the most important skill that a fire officer or chief can possess. Your tactics will be more efficient, your firefighters will be more motivated and your department will be more successful when the folks in leadership positions have the right stuff.
Leadership is not something you can truly learn from simply reading a book or manual. To learn and develope good leadership skills you need to watch the people around you. Take a look at the successful captain of Engine-2 or the chief of the 5th battalion and watch how they handle their people. Effective leaders produce more effective leaders and your company or department is no exception. Good leadership skills and tactics produce some of the most positive results in any organization.
Training your officers to be positive, effective leaders is as important as conducting drills on fireground tactics. As a matter of fact, leadership training will often multiply the effectiveness of all of your other training programs.