firemen

The Best Job in the World

A recording of my presentation for the 2020 Orlando Fire Conference.

Read More

OFC 2020 Recap

Lesson of the Day: We tend to do things the easiest way possible. To get more effort, create an environment where more effort is needed.  Key Points: 1.) 5 – 10 – 20 Presentation 2.) Podcast Feedback 3.) Big Takeaway

Read More

The Right Experience Matters

Lesson of the Day: The more experience we gain, the harder it is to change our viewpoint. Key Points: 1.) Forklift Fun 2.) “You call what we have a training facility?” 3.) Treat People Like People

Read More

Stepping Forward

Lesson of the Day: The more you challenge yourself, the more fun you’ll have. Key Points: 1.) Playing Games on Easy 2.) Learning New Things 3.) Step Up Your Game

Read More

Why Aren’t The Chiefs Here?

Lesson of the Day: If it makes you happy, it’s healthy! Key Points: 1.) Developing and Delivering Training with Jim 2.) My Visit to a New Restaurant 3.) Importance of a Story

Read More

I LOVE This Sh*t!

Lesson of the Day: Be strict in your principles and flexible in your methods. Key Points: 1.) Brad’s Back 2.) Facility Day 3.) Training on Sunday… OMG

Read More

I Don’t Pay Taxes, So This Is For You…

Lesson of the Day: Be careful about what you choose to focus on. What we focus on can consume us. Key Points: 1.) Double Pulling 2.) Being Flashed 3.) Birthday Parties

Read More

Why I Booked Jocko’s Muster

Lesson of the Day: To get good at anything we must endure the process. Key Points: 1.) Our Kids Mimic What They See 2.) Books and EF Online 3.) Total Immersion 

Read More

Leadership is a Relationship

Lesson of the Day: The way you run your firehouse or department is your leadership development program.  Key Points: 1.) Third Engine by 3 PM 2.) Pointing Fingers 3.) New Custom Offer

Read More

Why I Recommend Giving Out Expectations Individually

Lesson of the Day: Any expectation is better than no expectations.  Key Points: 1.) Makes It Impactful 2.) Avoids Groupthink 3.) Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable In One-On-One Situations 

Read More