Attachment to Before

The more flexible you are, the more likely you will weather the storm.Attachment is when you believe that things can or should remain one way forever. Things are in a constant state of change. Just as you change, so do the people around you, and your organization, and your community, soyour relationship changes too.

Change is never easy, but if you can accept that it is inevitably occurring and embrace the change, transition can be easier. People put too much emphasis on remaining constant. There is an impermanence in everything. People come and go, the environment we operate in is constantly evolving, and new ways of doing things are discovered every day. We can hold on to the past forever, but it won’t change the fact that the rest of the world is moving on around us.

Effective leadership requires us to understand the changes and be flexible with them. Effective leadership requires us to understand ourselves to find why we resist certain challenges. If we can be open to possibilities and willing to explore them, we can solve anything and do anything.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Deputy Fire Chief - Operations Division for Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services  National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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Mick Mayers
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Hey, Dan- Not offended. Like I said, the issue I was trying to relate is that while we (you and I and many other firefighters) have a strong moral obligation to help others, we see this as being very wrong. I agree it is wrong. What would be nice is if community leaders learned a…
2015-02-26 02:45:00
Dan Entner
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Mick, I agree with everything you have said here! What I dot get is why is there an issue if Loon lake was not called upon to respond. What I am assuming here (yes I know what that means) Is Loon Lake was called out and refused. We see this two different ways here and…
2015-02-25 21:35:00
Mick Mayers
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Dan, There is no "spin" being put on this article. Please consider these two facts: 1) Beginning with duty to act: While I am not familiar with Canadian laws, I would bet negligence is not that much differently defined as in the laws of the United States. Lake Loon Fire Department did not have a…
2015-02-24 23:53:00
Dan Entner
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We all have a duty to act. If you do not respond when called upon you are negligent and should be charged wit a crime!
2015-02-24 00:55:00
Dan Entner
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I understand what your saying, But we are all trained to save life and property! I understand it takes money to run a fire service and I can also see that drawing that hard line in the sand is like sticking your middle finger up and saying yes youll come if call! Well yes I…
2015-02-24 00:20:00

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