“While we are postponing, life speeds by” - Seneca, Roman Stoic Philosopher
We each have 168 hours in a week with which to accomplish things. We have to budget time for work, sleep, food, relationships, and leisure. There are plenty of time management books, podcasts, and apps that claim to have the ability to help us get more things done. But the issue isn’t always a time management problem. It’s a person problem. After all, if everyone starts with the same amount…Continue
Posted on June 22, 2021 at 6:21pm
We aren’t trained as educators in the fire service, we are trained as presenters.
Educators make sure they are hitting on different learning styles, reach different cognition levels, and have a mastery of their subject. They have the ability to read the room to see if students are truly understanding and then clarify as needed. Educators spend hours preparing for a class in order to deliver the most relevant content.
Presenters, however, often just read from a premade slide…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2021 at 9:33am
Everywhere you turn it seems the topic of leadership is present. Books, blogs, and podcasts constantly talk about what leadership is, how to achieve it, or how it is displayed. One of the most commonly discussed areas is on the characteristics that leaders have.
An example of this is influence. It is no secret that leaders have tremendous amounts of influence on those around them, both positive and negative. How they exert that influence is key. So it is a good thing that this…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2021 at 9:03am
Ever show up to a scene, take one look, and immediately feel like your head was spinning? Maybe it was the sight of the person covered in blood or the size of the fire that made things seem to be going fast. Perhaps you were met as you stepped off the rig by people grabbing at you trying to get you to move quicker. It might be the sounds of the blaring car horn through the dust from the airbags or the roar of the fire as the windows self-ventilate that barrage your senses and start your mind…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2020 at 12:57pm