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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Andy Olesen
No Fun Here
I like the sentiment but I think the responsibility has to include everyone in the organization. The fire service has a paternalistic view of management and leadership. Ie one you have a bugle....... We adopted a military model of discipline and leadership from WW2. Our troops are not 19 year old boys that we have…
2014-11-23 13:58:00
Mick Mayers
And Yet It Moves
Thanks for sharing that perspective!
2014-11-07 10:56:00
Ruth
And Yet It Moves
Thank you. I'm not a firefighter, but have worked as a paramedic for a fire department for quite some time, and I'm married to a firefighter who likes to train. For years, while he studied fires and prepped training videos, I've been forced to watch YouTube video after YouTube video of fire scenes. Even before…
2014-10-29 02:59:00
Jason Sparks
And Yet It Moves
Very well stated sir!
2014-10-29 01:45:00
Mick Mayers
And Yet It Moves
Thanks for reading!
2014-10-28 21:23:00

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