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Zen Zone #42

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Our life on this earth is dependent upon a chain of others, and we depend on each element of that chain.

Know Your Enemy

By looking at oursleves from the eyes of an adversary, you can examine weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Having identified those, you can grow from there.

The Right Stuff

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There is a profound need to make sure the people we bring in not only have read and signed a memo telling them what our ethics happen to be, but that they LIVE these ethics.

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.

Zen Zone #40

Half of the battle in leading is knowing ourselves best.

Okay, It’s 2012: Now What?

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Any time you have a problem with someone, it really helps to reflect on the situation and ask yourself if there was a possibility you had something to do with that problem.

Merry Christmas – A Call to Lead

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Profound belief, even in complete contradiction to science, has proven to be miraculous.

Zen Zone #39

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“Do I look like a cat to you boy? Am I jumpin’ around all nimbly bimbly from tree to tree? Am I drinking milk from a saucer? DO YOU SEE ME EATING MICE?”

Zen Zone #38

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Giving freely of oneself without any expectation of recieving something in return is at the core of all the world’s greatest teachings.

Zen Zone #37

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The wise master teaches more through being than doing. Leading often requires us to be still and listen.

What I Thought It Would Really Be About

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When I signed onto what was then a fledgling internet forum on fire serivce issues, I imagined a place on line similar to some of the think-tank type collaborations I have at times, found myself participating in.

Defending Against Bullies

There are those who are laughing at us, thinking we are too dumb to do anything about cutting our benefits, laying off brothers, closing up fire stations. But hey, let’s not raise the spectre of changing things because that wouldn’t be “patriotic”.

Engagement

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If the culture is who we are, and we are the culture, how do we change that?

Zen Zone #35

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It is best to look for opportunities, to engage when the timing is right, and to focus resources on the battle at the appropriate time and in adequate numbers.

Attributes of Generals

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When you can be like this, your people will follow you wherever you need them to go and will do whatever it takes to create success.

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