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Career Change

The sign in front of one of the churches was advertising that “Prophet John Doe” [name changed for obvious reasons] was going to be holding a revival.  I wondered: “What are the job requirements for being a prophet? ” I kind of liked the idea of having the title “Prophet” in front of my name.  I […]

America Burning – A Belated 40th Birthday Wish

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Many of you weren’t even alive when this report hit the stations (maybe even some of your parents weren’t either), but it was a very graphic expose of what we faced.

Contradiction

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If I asked you to determine if someone was having an MI by looking at one lead of a cardiac monitor, could you do it?

Gone Shrimping

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.

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 3

We are all interconnected, and by that very reason, we stand to benefit by practicing more understanding behavior toward others. What benefits all of us, benefits every one of us.

Leadership That Matters, Part 2

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Leadership implies that we have something that others don’t have. We can use it for good. Or we can use it to our own advantage. And in that, it requires a choice.

Leadership That Matters, Part 1

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We talk about the “supreme sacrifice” and wear shirts that say, “We fight what you fear.” We tell people that our bond is based on “brotherhood’. These are all words that suggest a higher calling.

A Waste Of Time

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I see the failure in my own interface with the situation, and I see the failures in many others who permitted the condtion to occur, knowingly or not.

Sacrifice

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The point is that true leadership requires sacrifice. Real leaders don’t just mail it in when they are tired, or sick, or having a bad day. They put others first and they continue soldiering on.

Firehouse Zen in Philadelphia at Liberty Regional Training Event

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I actually used to sneak into the movie theatre that is in the hotel complex downstairs from the convention center.

Poor Leaders Are Like Noxious Gas?

By just being present and nothing else, poor leaders contaminate the atmosphere. As a result, good leaders are simply forced elsewhere.

Replacing Search K9s With Search Cockroaches?

What we know today as the way we do business may be radically different tomorrow.

Recharging

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

Not Lovin’ It

Lest you think this blog has gone to the evaluation of restaurants, this is actually a discussion on customer service. So pay attention.

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