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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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 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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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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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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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 (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 (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 (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 (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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