Tag Archives: change

Scary Rhetoric and Hypocrisy

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People love to hate hypocrites. And in this day and age where so many people are looking for heroes, when we get it wrong, we get it wrong in a big way.

It’s Been Busy

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I have been struggling trying to find a special something to put in my blog, like the Weekly Weasel or the Microcoaching ideas. I spent a lot of time, a month almost, trying to figure that out. Then today I realized, it’s not what Firehouse Zen is about.

Complacency

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Complacency is a subject that seems to surface repeatedly in our business, a business that requires constant vigilance. It strikes all of us at one point or another. The cure, sadly enough, seems to be getting stung.

Letting Go

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Our job is stressful enough without our adding unnecessary baggage to our day.

New Section: “Microcoaching”

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“Microcoaching” was a term that came to me out of the blue. I had never seen or heard the term used before, but since it sounded almost too good of a word to have not been used before somewhere.

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

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

Missionary Work

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Is the message of enlightened leadership actually getting out to the leaders of our emergency services?

I’m With Stupid But Not Right At This Moment

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I’m afraid my strategy for capturing the interest of the uninitiated has fallen through, so I’m going to have to return to preaching to the choir.  I guess it’s just as well; I’m not sure I want the lunatic fringe stalking around on my site anyway. It just so happens that I’m in the heart […]

In With The New

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I think it recharges the ol’ batteries to go back to those things you found important in the beginning, and remind yourself why you got into this in the first place.

Haters Need Not Apply

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It’s just become a norm of our victim society that it’s okay to be self-righteous and it’s okay to go after anyone who doesn’t think like us.

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