The US vs THEM Mistake…

Theres a trend that happens within groups that normally starts out with good intentions. Groups of similar minded people form within larger groups. These groups can be good by sharing ideas and helping each other. These groups make a wrong turn when they turn to an US vs THEM stance. This could be: line personnel…

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“The Beginners’ Guide For Brotherhood Coaching’s Purpose”

[spreaker type=player resource=”episode_id=14054958″ width=”100%” height=”200px” theme=”light” playlist=”false” playlist-continuous=”false” autoplay=”false” live-autoplay=”false” chapters-image=”true” hide-logo=”false” hide-likes=”false” hide-comments=”false” hide-sharing=”false” ] The other day my crew had one of THOSE days. Like anyone else we like routine. This day was anything but. Both my units were separated either in a TANTALIZING HR class (insert sarcasm) or covering other stations.  A…

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“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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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