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Leadership That Matters, Part 5

Only the winner wins; second place is the “first loser”.

Leadership That Matters, Part 4

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What is good for the team is good for us as individuals. Alone, we may survive, but as a unit, we survive and lessen the effort on us all through cooperation.

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.

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.

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?

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