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Do Your Job! Sounds easy enough, right? However, far too many try to control things outside of their control to the frustration and aggravation of everyone around them. This cartoon, which is inspired by Mark von Appen's Big Four leadership message, is one of many cartoons in our combined 2019 Calendar.

And now, I yield the floor to the gentleman from California:

If you’re the “senior firefighter” you shouldn’t have to run around reminding everyone of the fact.  If you’re living your career the right way you don’t have wear people out with how long you’ve been on the job.  Everyone knows who the barking dog is.  Sometimes, silence is strength.  When the real “senior firefighter” does speak, it’s their years of experience talking; and the smart “rookies” will sit up and take heed.

Captain Mark von Appen


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