John Lovato

“How to How To Stay Positive And Make Everything Work Better At Work And In Life Like a Pro”

In this post, I discuss doing the opposite of what most do when they get frustrated. So if you want to be happier, solve the issues they are having, and keep high morale of their crew so you can how to stay positive and make everything work better at work and in life, keep reading!…

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“How to How To Stay Positive And Make Everything Work Better At Work And In Life Like a Pro”

“Ways to Succeed With Getting Buy In For Change”

In this post, I discuss Implementing change with little resistance. So if you want to make change without hearing bitching, make your department better, and experience less headaches, keep reading! – What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. – If you want people to change, you must provide crystal-clear direction – What…

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“Ways to Succeed With Getting Buy In For Change”

“Caring For Your People Advice Every Check The Box Leadership Certifications Hater Will LOVE!”

In this post, I discuss the book: Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family and I discuss caring for your people so you can build a high performing team. So if you want to all out effort, all in attitude, and have fun at work so you can how to…

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“Caring For Your People Advice Every Check The Box Leadership Certifications Hater Will LOVE!”

Influencing People Basics Every Firefighter Needs

The basics that we need to help start influencing people and how to get rid of that negativity that’s going on. So a real simple response to negativity is Misery loves company, so don’t engage in it. It’s hard, you know, these might be simply answers, but they’re hard to do and that’s why most…

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Influencing People Basics Every Firefighter Needs

The #1 Mentoring Mistake Every Firefighter Must Avoid

I overheard two conversations this week that were both the number one big mistakes that I see firefighters make when it comes to mentoring. Both these guys were getting frustrated. They weren’t getting the results that they wanted. The first ones was a guy that was complaining about the experience level of his immediate supervisor….

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The #1 Mentoring Mistake Every Firefighter Must Avoid

Morale: Who’s Responsibility?

So I figured we started off with something that seems to be a hot topic no matter where you are at or what rank you are in the fire service. And that’s morale. Whose responsibility is it? If you ask the guys on the floor they’re going to tell you it’s, it’s admin. Right? If…

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Morale: Who’s Responsibility?

Angry Keyboard Commandos

Yesterday, I was on the Fire Engineering Facebook Page and I came across my blog post from earlier this week: The blog post was based on the Live Video I did this past week in our Facebook Group. Remember “School Yard Bully” The point of the post was to talk about the challenges we face…

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Angry Keyboard Commandos

Schoolyard Bully

Odds are at One point in time you’ve experienced encountering a bully by now. My nephew had been dealing with a bully in school and of course he followed what he was told and went to the teacher. Surprise nothing really ever happened with it unfortunately. It got to the point where he had to…

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Schoolyard Bully

Week In Review 1720: Surprising Life Lesson From Blue Bloods

Earlier today I was watching Blue Bloods as I was feeding my son Liam. I just started the show, so I’m on the first season. One of the most interesting scenes is where Tom Selleck’s Character mentions that there is no opportunity without risk. That’s really a lot like how we all act in the…

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Week In Review 1720: Surprising Life Lesson From Blue Bloods

Week in Review 1719

Well Christmas is right around the corner. Are you ready? I’ll be ordering some sweat pants just so I can enjoy the feasts that will be served. You may or may not know, but i’ve been off work on FMLA since the birth of my son in October. I just got off the phone with…

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Week in Review 1719