John Lovato

Becoming A Better Version Of Yourself

Hello brotherhood coaching. Now you have to answer some questions before you’re approved to join. There are three questions that I ask you to get a better idea of what you want out of the group to give me a better idea of what to give to everyone so we all can keep progressing. I…

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Becoming A Better Version Of Yourself

Week in Review 1718

This week was a little different from normal. After the previous weeks poll on the biggest issue that you are having, I put together a five part mini series on treating toxic teammates. How did you like it? Each post is lengthy so I’ll just include parts of them and give you the link to…

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Week in Review 1718

Treating Toxic Teammates (5 of 5)

5.Lack of self pride/ station pride =========================== Well lets first ask ourselves “where does pride come from?” Do you have pride? Why? I can tell you that I have pride. I have pride because I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do, because i’m good at it. Pride comes from confidence. Confidence comes…

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Treating Toxic Teammates (5 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (4 of 5)

4.Lack of professionalism . AKA not knowing equipment on the truck. Not knowing how much hose we carry or what our nozzles are rated at.etc ========================================== uh oh…. I have a confession to make. When I first promoted to Engineer. I thought I was good. I knew where all the equipment was and could get…

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Treating Toxic Teammates (4 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (3 of 5)

Issue: 3.Complacency- not being prepared physically and mentally and unwilling to do anything about it. ========================================== Complacency sets in from lack of experience and discipline. These are typically people who have had very few big calls. You know the ones. They are equipped to handle false alarms and general illnesses. They have not experienced a…

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Treating Toxic Teammates (3 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (2 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (2 of 5) The number 2 issue on the poll was: 2.CHANGE a Technique or Task:That’s NOT how I learned it and we DONT do that way here (your New way … the modern way Your showing us)…! =========================================== Most Dangerous Phrase: We’ve Always Done It That Way. The real issue here…

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Treating Toxic Teammates (2 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (1 of 5)

Treating Toxic Teammates (1 of 5) The number 1 poll response was: Negativity- Holding a bad attitude and spreading it to younger members of the department. What to do? Misery loves company. This is an unfortunate truth. First things first though. Why does this person have a bad attitude? The bad attitude came from a…

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Treating Toxic Teammates (1 of 5)

Dealing with Criticism and Rumors

Dealing with criticism and rumors, has this ever happened to you? I can tell you right now, it’s happened to me. Odds are if you put yourself out there for anything, try to make an impact with anything, you’ve experienced this. So if this is gonna happen when we put ourselves out there, how can…

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Dealing with Criticism and Rumors

Week in Review 1717

What a week!  We had a lot of engagement with the poll that was done on Wednesday in our Facebook Group.  As a result there will be a mini series of posts all next week on “Treating Toxic Teammates”.  Be sure to check it out.  Below is a recap of our posts this week from the group. I…

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Week in Review 1717

A Culture that Works!

What is culture? Basically, the customary beliefs or social norms of a group. This is why some fire department’s culture can be the same as others or different. You can walk through doors, and just there’s something different. A lot of times, it comes down to the culture. It’s what they consider is routine. This…

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A Culture that Works!