Tag Archives: altruism

Your Altruism Is Hereby Noted

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I am constantly surprised at the discussions on “pay to spray”. By now, we should have done something about it or stop acting so surprised when it happens again.

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.

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.

Happy Independence Day! And Here’s What Your Firefighters Are Doing Today…

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In light of recent actions by our elected officials and the trolls who support their draconian “cost saving” efforts, I wanted to present to you a little slide show of what your local firefighter might be up to over the holiday.

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

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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.

Leadership That Matters, Part 18

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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

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

Leadership That Matters, Part 16

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When people act with integrity, it is often because their leaders have demonstrated their own insistence on acting with integrity. When leaders don’t demonstrate these values, the troops say, “Who cares?”

LTM, Part 15 Continued

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I can teach you to be a better firefighter. I can teach you to be a better medic. I can’t teach you to have a better attitude.

Leadership That Matters, Part 15: The Bag of Tricks

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Altruistic behavior on your part is great, but for it to be transformational requires the recipient to have a clue.

Leadership That Matters, Part 14

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A good leadership model starts with eliminating the “blame” culture, instead, creating a culture where errors and mistakes are used constructively to create learning.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and 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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