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Dave McGlynn
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  • Carlisle, PA
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The Power of Reliance

This week I learned something new that I preach about but didn’t fully understand the value of its meaning until this week; Reliance. Such a powerful thing reliance, the ability to rely or depend on someone else exposes so many amazing qualities as a leader.The first quality is TRUST, proving that you can depend on others shows that you trust them, people will work harder at accomplishing the mission if they know that they are trusted to execute it.Second would be exemplifying the word HUMBLE,…See More
Sep 24
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Be Passionate, But be Good at it

It’s easy to use the word “passion” in this business. It’s easy to have the stickers and the T-shirts and everything else that makes for good marketing in this business. What’s hard is to actually be good at it.For those who know me, reference me as “the passion guy.” I created a class about incorporating passion in your…See More
Aug 15
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Passion in Leading

Passion is a doubled edged sword. Knowing which side of the sword to use and when defines us as leaders and as firefighters. This page is designed to help motivate leaders and aspiring leaders by incorporating passion in their leadership style.See More
Aug 3
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Jul 23
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

The Pursuit of Happiness

 What comes to mind when you hear “The Pursuit of Happiness?” For me it’s a lot of things, first would be finding what makes you happy. What makes you feel fulfilled? What brings you joy? What defines success to you?Success. That’s what we feel defines true happiness. Be that as it may, then what defines success?The…See More
Jul 3
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Why We Do It

I was watching a Simon Sinek “Ted Talks” motivational video on Leadership. He spoke on something that opened my eyes, he said “why do we do it?”Instantly my brain adjusted to referencing how that statement could apply to me as well as the people I work with and more importantly the people we serve. I first started with why I became a Firefighter.Why did I become a Firefighter? Such an odd question that when asked many of us are seemingly caught off guard and can’t describe it. The most summed…See More
Jun 11
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May 2
Dave McGlynn posted a blog post

Rechargeable Batteries

Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International is considered by many in the Fire Service as “the Greatest Show on Earth.” This is a place where Chiefs, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Firefighters and all walks of life in Emergency Services come to learn, network and more importantly get their batteries recharged.Batteries Recharged? This got me thinking…As I walked through the show room and the halls and took in every second of everything I could that was offered during this amazingly…See More
May 2

Profile Information

Lives in:
Carlisle, PA
Department:
West Point Fire Dept. (USMA)
Title/rank:
Training Chief
Years of public service:
17
Agency structure:
Military fire department
Top issues in your department:
Leadership, Motivation
Professional Qualifications:
Firefighter 2, Fire Officer 3, Fire Instructor 3, Fire Inspector 2, Driver/Operator Pumper, EMT, HMT, HMIC, CSR Technical Rescue
Topics you provide training for:
Motivational Leadership Development, Practical Skills, Engine Company Ops, On-boarding new employees.
Areas of expertise:
Leadership, Engine Co Ops, In-Processing new employees.
Bio:
17 years of Fire & Emergency Services experience in both Municipal and Federal Fire Departments as a Volunteer & Career Firefighter. Chief Training Officer for to the US Military Academy West Point (NY), Pennsylvania State Fire Instructor and the Owner and Lead Instructor for Passion in Leading as well as a contributor for Fire Engineering and a Featured presenter at FDIC 2018.
Web site:
http://www.facebook.com/passioninleading

Dave McGlynn's Blog

The Power of Reliance

This week I learned something new that I preach about but didn’t fully understand the value of its meaning until this week; Reliance. Such a powerful thing reliance, the ability to rely or depend on someone else exposes so many amazing qualities as a leader.



The first quality is TRUST, proving that you can depend on others shows that you trust them, people will work harder at accomplishing the mission if they know that they are trusted to execute it.



Second would be…

Continue

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 9:13am

Be Passionate, But be Good at it

It’s easy to use the word “passion” in this business. It’s easy to have the stickers and the T-shirts and everything else that makes for good marketing in this business. What’s hard is to actually be good at it.

For those who know me, reference me as “the passion guy.” I created a class…

Continue

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 8:35pm

The Pursuit of Happiness

 What comes to mind when you hear “The Pursuit of Happiness?” For me it’s a lot of things, first would be finding what makes you happy. What makes you feel fulfilled? What brings you joy? What defines success to you?

Success. That’s what we feel defines true happiness. Be that as it…

Continue

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 2:02pm

Why We Do It

I was watching a Simon Sinek “Ted Talks” motivational video on Leadership. He spoke on something that opened my eyes, he said “why do we do it?”

Instantly my brain adjusted to referencing how that statement could apply to me as well as the people I work with and more importantly the people we serve. I first started with why I became a Firefighter.

Why did I become a Firefighter? Such an odd question that when asked many of us are seemingly caught off guard and can’t describe…

Continue

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 10:32pm

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