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One of my all-time favorite quotes pretty much sums up my feelings on this month's commentary; "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results" - George S. Patton.

Nothing is more demoralizing than to have a job or responsibility ranked from underneath you, not because you were doing it wrong, but because your superiors did not trust your instincts, training, and/or leadership. If you've trained your people well, let them do their jobs. As General Patton stated, they may just surprise you!

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Comment by Mike France on June 1, 2010 at 7:36am
yeah it is sad, i thought i never say it, but they need to allow us [ chiefs ] to do their job and worry later
Comment by Paul Combs on June 1, 2010 at 7:32am
Ha! Chief, this could be just about anyone in any department. Unfortunately, it's just a matter of changing the names on the badge. Sad, sad, sad,...:)
Comment by Mike France on May 26, 2010 at 6:05am
I like it , again thou you need to have one like this with Fire commsiioners , they like to micro manage their chiefs,
Comment by Jeff Schwering on May 25, 2010 at 8:11am
Outstanding Brother, how true!

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