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031–EHT–The Double Edged Sword of Loyalty–Podcast

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    The Double Edge Sword of Loyalty There are bad leaders out there, no doubt   “Management reserves the right to manage poorly”  What you should expect: Fair & consistent treatment   Genuine concern for your wellbeing & development   The tools & support you need to do your job   To be challenged […]

No Exceptions Leadership: The Leadership Handbook

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The book is available and is a compilation of posts from The New Fire Officer all wrapped into one. With quick and simple leadership ideas and anecdotes, this book is a great reference book for aspiring and current fire officers and leaders. It is unrefined and straightforward with its content. You can get the book […]

5 Week Company Officer Development Program: V2.0 –Online

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  Get registered now for the next, updated 5 week company officer development program. The new and updated Company Officer Development program is ready and up for registrations. The class will start on September 5, 2016. Click the link to register and the class is still $150. Or scan the QR code attached to register. […]

Setting Expectations: Part 1

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  This podcast addresses only three components of setting expectations for your members. It is really one of the most important things you need to do as a newly promoted officer, or if you are trying to gain control of a division, shift or crew. If they don’t know what’s expected, it’s impossible for you […]

Take the High Road: No Gossip Allowed!

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This episode discusses the harm and challenges associated with speaking out of turn and partaking in the gossip that can be so ever prevalent. Take the high road, don’t participate and get all of the facts before speaking about something or someone. It can be harmful to the person being talked about and to your […]

5 Common Mistakes New Officers Make: Video and Podcast

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Here is a video of a recent FREE webinar about five common mistakes that new fire officers tend make. These are by no means exclusive, but from my experience are committed by many new officers. -Don’t try to change the world -Don’t have an authority complex -Don’t micromanage -Don’t be a quitter -Don’t avoid discipline […]

Company Officer Development Program: April 4, 2016

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We are taking registrations for the next 5 Week Company Officer Development Course. It will start April 4, 2016 and will run five weeks. This class has been very popular and well attended for the last two years. The video lessons are recorded, so you can watch them on your time. The group discussions allow […]

The Sniper Effect–Bring Along One at a Time

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  This podcast discusses how difficult it can be work and exist in an environment of people that aren’t like-minded. Many of us want to include others in our enthusiasm and pride for our job, and it is not easy to do that. We have to be realistic in how we gather support and conversion, […]

Four Principles for Success for Fire Officer

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    In this episode we discuss four principles that will help the fire officer, or individual in any walk of life be successful and provides guidance in being effective. Be generous Be constructive Be productive Be aggressive I am also attaching a link to the video and the Powerpoint that was used for the […]

Set Specific Goals and Objectives

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      This episode discusses the importance of setting very specific goals and objectives.  Being specific allows us to create a realistic and attainable plan to achieve our goals. We need to set bench marks and a written record of our progress, successes and set backs.  Below is an example of some specific goals […]

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