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Who’s Command

Lesson of the Day: There is a good chance you caused some of your own misery. Key Points: 1.) Flair up after 3 weeks. 2.) Being a fish out of water.

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Why I Don’t Argue… Most of the Time

Lesson of the Day: When we lose our cool, we lose the discussion. Learn to control your emotions. Key Points: 1.) We are rooted in our beliefs. 2.) We are emotional instead of logical.  3.) Learn to flank.

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Adapt Your Style

Lesson of the Day: Focus on the end result. Key Points: 1.) I want the same results. 2.) People respond differently. 3.) I have to adapt to them.

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Observations on Overtime

Lesson of the Day: We are products of our environment. Change your surroundings. Key Point: Different Crews Have Different Cultures

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Losing Half My Crew

Lesson of the Day: Making a positive impact on a firefighter’s career is one of the most rewarding accomplishments.  Focus on growing everyone on your team. Key Points: 1.) Another Year, Another Change 2.) Learning From Each Other 3.) Spread the Good Stuff

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Learn From Others

Lesson of the Day: There is always room for improvement. The trick is to keep your ego in check and not take things so personally.  Key Points: 1.) 2nd Flounder in My Life 2.) PIA of my fishing trip

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Everyday Lessons

Lesson of the Day: There are lessons in everything we encounter. It’s up to us to find them and learn from them. Key Points: It’s not always what you think. The importance of training for morale. Flipping problem finders.

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Pick Up The Ball

Lesson of the Day: A high functioning team walks together.  There are no super silos.  Key Points:  1.) Do More 2.) Getting Behind and Why It’s Okay 3.) Team Power

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Leave It Better Than You Found It

Lesson of the Day: Stay focused on results. Life is full of the need to adapt to changes. Key Points: 1.) Flipping Firefighters 2.) Search With Recruits 3.) Personal Trainer

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You’re Part of My Long Game Plan

Lesson of the Day: Stay Interested. Key Points: 1.) 6 New Recruits 2.) Probies a Rookie 3.) Not Following Through

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