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Douglas K. Cline's Blog – January 2016 Archive (2)

The Benefits of Leader Schizophrenia

Having multiple personalities at work is not usually considered to be a good thing. But think about the benefits of having the ability to shift into different leadership styles as different people and situations cross your path.

In the Fire Service, it is critical to have an autocratic style on the Fire Ground. A crisis is no time for consensus building. Fire Personnel are trained for years on how to handle those situations and how to make quick and calculated decisions. Then later,… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on January 9, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Viking Ship Rowing or Row Boat Tug-A-War

For so long now I have struggled with the issue that I hear so often as I converse with firefighters and fire officers from across the nation. That concept or issue is a profound struggle between the leadership and the troops of organizations. As it is frequently described is that we are working profoundly against each other and it is on purpose! I find myself each time this occurs scratching my head and thinking really…this is so stupid and counter productive. Are we not on the job for the… Continue

Added by Douglas K. Cline on January 3, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

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