Create Buy In…

I posted a question this week in our facebook group. It got quite a bit of attention. I asked: What is your department’s professional development plan for the line personnel? You can check it out HERE. A common way to get people to do things is to give them a directive.Why? Because it’s easier. A better…

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You Are Fired…..

We are busy today setting up for my daughters birthday party. So i’ll keep this short and sweet. I got word that my department fired a leadership coach that we hired earlier this year. We cut the contract short by 9 months. Why? He was unprofessional and rude. His style was completely different than mine,…

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Predictable Is Preventble

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase predictable is preventable before. Gordon Graham talks about it. He also discusses his high frequency low risk and low frequency high risk matrix. So how do you put in place the predictable is preventable concept in your firehouse? I try to foster an environment where complacency does not exist.…

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Recliner Cowboys & Missed Opportunities

We’ve had an exciting week at my firehouse over the last week.  A chief let me know about some acquired structures we had access to. So on our facility day, thats where we went to pull some lines and work on some search inside the building. I found out later I wasn’t suppose to go…

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Do one thing every day that motivates you toward your goals

Show Notes: Challenge of the Week: Do 1 thing every day Point #1: Success Swinging Singles Focus on base hits Point #2: Set your “base hit” for the day DO IT Point #3: I read a book a month Just 10 minutes a day Next Action: What’s something you’ve been putting off? Set a due…

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Fitness & Emotional Health

Challenge of the Week: Fitness & Emotional Health Point #1: Fitness Physical Mental Point #2: Stress Physical Emotional Point #3: Increase your capacity Take care of your body Handle stress better Next Action: Observe your behavior over a week? What triggers you? How often?

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Egos in the firehouse

Show Notes: Challenge of the Week: Egos in the firehouse Point #1: What makes us great at this job is also a weakness If you feel something is beneath you…ego Its not your job….ego Point #2: Poor leadership stems from Ego issues No one person is greater than the team Delegating needs to let the…

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My Morale Is My Problem

Subscribe to Facebook and YouTube to get instant updates when new episodes are posted! Show Notes: Challenge of the Week: My Morale Is My Problem Point #1: Book You’re life is the sum of the work you have done or havent done Why I’m reading a book for women Point #2: Have A Purpose Our…

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Don’t Bitch….Fix

Subscribe to Facebook and YouTube to get instant updates when new episodes are posted! Show Notes: I was frustrated yesterday Had to do something I didn’t agree with However not doing it would’ve made it a bigger issue than it was That emotion of frustration was a sign A sign that I need to take action Time to flank…

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Increasing your confidence in your abilities

Subscribe to Facebook and YouTube to get instant updates when new episodes are posted! Show Notes: Presentation example from yesterday the 1st time do something you suck then you’ll suck less then you’ll suck so less you might be good I’m not where I want to be Success swinging singles the more you do it the better you will…

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