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Beating Up On Others

Professionalism infers a level of competency, but it also includes a level of behavior that includes restraint and decorum.

Keep Your Adversary Close

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In warfare, if you underestimate your adversary, you are setting yourself up to fail. Likewise, in the arena of public opinion.

The Important Part To Consider

After re-reading my rant, I see I didn’t do a very good job of either writing or editing or even telling the story.

Integrity

Maybe I’m being overly sensitive, but I listened to the audio and I resent the implications Crummy and Murphy made in their poorly presented article.

Zen Zone #43

Something to think about.

Who Built The Pyramids?

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Finding the answers to problems requires the courage to ask questions and to assert your desire to learn.

If You Want To Be Treated With Respect, Look The Part

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If you have to convince others that you are what you say you are, it isn’t going to happen overnight. It has to be a perception of everyone at all times because when you really need others to see those qualities in you, it will be too late to change the perceptions when that moment occurs.

Loyalty and Trust

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For any City Council to naively suggest that personnel reductions and other resource denials won’t adversely affect public safety just because “they say so” is ridiculous and in fact, dangerous.

Leadership That Matters, Part 22: The Ballistics of Change

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The way in which you deal with the pain of change might involve the amount of pain, your tolerance to pain, and how much the pain affects those around you.

Leadership That Matters, Part 21

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In emergency services, too many problems are treated alike: we are in the business of responding to disasters. Usually, though, those disasters are not OUR disasters.

Leadership That Matters, Part 20

In celebration of the 20th installment of this series, Firehouse Zen presents to you a little message from the Dalai Lama.

Leadership That Matters, Part 19

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Being a leader is very much like being a responsible parent, or rather, it is EXACTLY like being a responsible parent.

Back From A Short Italian Hiatus

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My wife and I got back Thursday from a whirlwind tour of Northern Italy which included stops in Milan, Florence, Venice, and Trieste.

Leadership That Matters, Part 18

By taking the time to explain the bigger picture, you not only show others what the true issue is, but you educate them in the process.

Leadership That Matters, Part 17

The only way to develop transformational leaders is to demonstrate that you value transformational leaders.

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