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Gone Shrimping

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Yesterday, when my bucket fell into the water, I lost an hour’s worth of casting when both of the shrimp fled for their lives. But on reflection, there was another lesson as well.

Perfect Alignment

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Deep down inside, we might say to ourselves, “That could never happen here.” Or we feel it coming up and we suppress it, because we know, if we were ever to actually verbalize that, it WOULD happen.

Recharging

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Do you want to recharge your batteries? Teach. Take what you have learned and share it with others.

Zen Zone #3

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New perspective to old issues.

You Can Quote Me On That (Before 2010)

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I was driving down the road the other day and thinking, you know, I too could have a list of quotes, just like the real writers have. So in the interest of filling up a page of useless knowledge, I did.

The Antidote To Road Rage

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Who among us has not experienced anger at the inconsiderate moron who fails to pull to the right when we are well behind them, permitting us a free lane on the way to some emergency?

A Belated Father’s Day Tribute

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Bad behavior, regardless of fun plans and the desire to kiss and make up, must have consequences. To not have consequences invites repeated poor performance.

We Try Harder

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“Zero defects” is a pretty lofty goal, but in our business, zero defects may be the difference between life and death.

Power of Positive

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I have heard it said that the only reason a bee can fly is because it doesn’t know it shouldn’t.

Tillered Aerials and Safety Collaboration

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We find too often that people are unwilling to accept the observations and experiences of others and instead “reinvent the wheel” regularly, wasting time and money in the process.

The Way of The Chief

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What constitutes the next leader of the fire service? Which qualities break someone out from the pack?

Shut Up

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Perhaps part of the problem in anonymity is that people feel compelled to say what they think, which in this and more than a few other cases, isn’t much.

The Capacity Building Exercise To Change All Exercises

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The KSAs we need to emphasize are our greater connection throughout the entire emergency services industry, how we need to get past the things that divide us and unite about things we can agree on and change.

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

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If we really care about leaving a legacy, we should consider the culture we develop as a result of our leadership of others.

Smells Like Innovation

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I have asked students and others for a number of years, “What changes can you see for emergency services that would revolutionize our industry?”

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