Tag Archives: conflict

The Weekly Weasel – Your Jealous Eyes

Remember Shakespeare’s Othello? Envy, people get killed, suicides occur, and the plot is exposed. Your basic Shakespearean tragedy, as it were. Sounds like work.

Here’s To Freethinkers

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A long time ago, a bunch of guys weren’t happy with the status quo.

Keep It Short

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I’m trying to determine what my readers want (and don’t want) in the way of improving FHZ.

Bravery In The Line Of Fire

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Mark Glencourse’s recent decision to end the Medic 999 blog has certainly struck a sympathetic chord with many of us in the emergency services blogosphere.

Honoring The Past While Embracing The Future

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If the motives behind a merger are based on a genuine concern for doing what is best for the community, a merger can be a whole lot less painful than many individuals make it out to be.

FHZ Does “Sharing The Wealth” – First Due Blog Carnival

Until I met Chief Harry Diezel, who at the time was the Chief of the Virginia Beach Fire Department, I didn’t really have a vision of what my future in the fire service would be. He inspired me to be visionary and innovative, and to not be afraid of change.

Pay Attention: Vote for Leadership

I believe people who exhibit real dedication, leadership, and community stewardship should be rewarded. Our communities need real leaders who value their people as much as they value their customers, and they value their customers like they value their neighbors. Because they are.

Conflict

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Conflict is inevitable. Conflict will come regardless of how much you try to avoid it. Because it is inevitable, as a leader, you need to know how to deal with it.

International Influence

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We have to seek to understand deeper before we can determine and judge. In the process, we might also gain more information on subject matter that we didn’t have the answers to before.

Tolerance

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There is a great deal of controversy on the internet at any given time, but the postings between people we should be working with are getting to the point where they are troubling. Heated rhetoric, personal attacks, and just out and out anger are more commonplace now then ever.

The Zen of Firehouse Zen

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I know I have said that I blog because I desire to share what I have learned, but it’s really more esoteric than that. I blog often because it helps me to think and to focus. By putting down in writing what I should be considering, it helps drive me positively in that direction.

Balance In Power

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Right now there is an interesting discussion on Dave Statter’s blog, STATter911 (in the comments) on orders given by a commissioner to remove a flag sticker from a locker.  Despite the conversation outlining the age-old struggle between being too harsh and too lenient, the underlying issue is one of conflict: the escalation of events to […]

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