Thursday, December 1, 2016

IGNITE: Understanding the Needs

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. – Marian Anderson
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. – Marian Anderson
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Are You the Master of Communication Illusion?

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw
(Credit: BrainyQuote.com)
Since the beginning of time humans have tried to communication more effectively.

Monday, November 28, 2016

IGNITE: The Greatest Mistake

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. –John C. Maxwell (Wildland firefighter monitoring a fire along a road)
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. – John C. Maxwell
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

IGNITE: Fear of Letting Others Down

More than any system of reward and discipline, more than any policy, the fear of letting down respected teammates and peers represents the most effective means of accountability. – Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, page 54 (Wildland fire hotshot crews along a road with fire in the background

More than any system of reward and discipline, more than any policy, the fear of letting down respected teammates and peers represents the most effective means of accountability. – Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, page 54

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[Photo credit: Redding IHC, Soberanes fire (2016)]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

From the Field for the Field Contest Deadline


Applications are due by November 30th for the From the Field for the Field Contest. The contest is part of the annual campaign. This year's theme was "Never Stop Learning." 

We will be launching the 2017 campaign soon! Stay tuned.

For more information, visit our website.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In Their Own Words - Hollowway Fire

Picture collage: aerial views of fire shelter deployment site, survivor Chrissy Boone, and close up of shelter and effects
"When the fire came I realized I didn't have my gloves on. I used my neck shroud to hold the shelter down."
Deploying your fire shelter is something none of us wants to do. Unfortunately, deployments do happen. More importantly, having the courage to admit you deployed your shelter and telling your story so others can learn from it is leadership. I am keenly aware that many shelter deployments go unreported. We can learn far more from our successes that our failures. Deploying your fire shelter is NOT a failure!

Take a moment to watch Chrissy Boone's story. Chrissy's courage to talk about your deployment will give you insight and hopefully create a slide you can refer to should you find yourself in a similar situation.



Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center logo with 14 stars around 3 embedded stars)
Forest Service Technology and Development Program logo (TD with flame in the "D")
Thanks to the USDA Forest Service Technology and Development Program and the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center for creating and sharing this video. A special shout out to Chrissy Boone for telling her story.

"Fire Shelter Deployments: Stories and Common Insights" is a program developed by the US Forest Service Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) that will help you understand what you may experience in a fire shelter deployment. Click here fore additional fire shelter information.









Monday, November 21, 2016

IGNITE: Final Responsibility

A leader can give up anything - except final responsibility. –John C. Maxwell  (smoky forest with sun trying to shine through)

A leader can give up anything - except final responsibility. – John C. Maxwell

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

IGNITE: Leadership by Example

The best example of leadership is leadership by example. –Jerry McClain (Wildland firefighters standing in the forest at night with fire in the background)

The best example of leadership is leadership by example. – Jerry McClain

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[Photo credit: Cedar Fire (2016)]

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Does Your Team Suffer from Groupthink?





The time wedge is getting shorter and your team needs to make a decision. You are a very cohesive group. What do you do? Do you hold out on what you feel is "right" or do you conform to the rest of the group for fear of breaking cohesion?

Monday, November 14, 2016

IGNITE: Getting Great Results

If you want great results, you need good people with great talent and awesome attitudes. –Leadership Promises by John Maxwell (Firefighter on the cell phone by his vehicle with fire in the background)
If you want great results, you need good people with great talent and awesome attitudes. – Leadership Promises by John Maxwell
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[Photo credit: Davis Morris]