So let's talk about...power. Power is a gift we are given by either the formal recognition from an organization, the informal recognition of our peers, or at times from both. Power often has a negative connotation, perhaps because we often see leaders using it for selfish reasons. We've all seen a boss or two throw their weight around hiding behind their badge. This is usually accompanied by the likes of "do it because I said so".
Posted on September 20, 2018 at 2:51pm
I recently got the…Continue
Posted on August 2, 2018 at 1:11pm
“What happens when you can’t just Google the answer?”
I remember very vividly the Mayday! Firefighter Down portion of my recruit academy. It was taught over three days including a thorough review of LODD case studies and drills, which recreated many of the same conditions that has previously either injured or killed a firefighter in the line of duty. One such scenario was the…Continue
Posted on July 17, 2018 at 11:47am
I hate to admit it, but unfortunately, as a leader, I know what the words I don’t trust you sound like. Perhaps the most frustrating part for me at the time was that I didn’t know exactly what I did at the time to earn this statement. I spent countless hours second-guessing myself, asking other’s opinions, and trying to find a way to reconnect with this person to get us back on track.
But in searching for answers I found none. Each day the distance between us…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment