Friday, August 16, 2019

Challenge #50 - The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #50 - The Art of Leadership
Effective leaders develop other leaders and share their power as much as possible.
  • Does your organization have a growth mindset? If not, consider implementing it where feasible.
  • Who are you grooming to take your position?
  • Practice the art of delegation.
#artofleadership

Thursday, August 15, 2019

IGNITE: Well Done!

firefighters walking into the sunset
Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

[Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]

#fireleadership

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Leadership At All Levels

Redding IHC Buggy Rollover FLA cover
(Redding IHC Buggy Rollover FLA cover)
“I hadn’t even touched base with my family yet and it was already out there (on social media.)” - Phil
Point #1: When chaos enters the scene, every person on the team is a leader. Be ready to act.

On Tuesday, April 30, Redding IHC's Buggy B was involved in an accident with an oncoming vehicle, resulting in a rollover of the buggy and injury to several crew members.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Challenge #49 - The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #49 - The Art of Leadership
Effective teams share a set of common values.
  • Print out the Wildland Fire Values and Principles*.
  • Place (or write) a copy in your journal.
  • Become familiar with them.
  • Share them with your team.
*https://www.nwcg.gov/wfldp#collapse3

#artofleadership

IGNITE: Invite Input for Safety

crew running with mountains in background
To create safety, leaders need to actively invite input.
♦ Amy Edmondson ♦

[Photo: Gannett Glacier Fire Crew]

Friday, August 9, 2019

Challenge #48 - The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #48 - The Art of Leadership
Effective leaders have the moral courage to do the right thing.
  • In your journal, identify a wrong that you have witnessed. What would you do if you were in this situation?
  • Is there a wrong you need to make right? Make the correction, if possible.
#artofleadership

Thursday, August 8, 2019

IGNITE: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

fire and off-road vehicle
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. 
♦ Peter Drucker ♦

[Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

When Doves Fly and Cats Leap

doves on fence

'Tis summer in Boise. There is smoke in the air from surrounding wildfires, fields of corn, pastures of cured grasses, and doves on the fence. Any other day, I would go about by business of getting ready for work; but today I took a minute to watch the doves.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Challenge #47 - The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #47 - The Art of Leadership
Leaders dream big and focus small.
  • Read Gary Keller’s book The One Thing.
  • Use your journal to track your “one things” and monitor your performance.

IGNITE - Train for Chaos

Firefighters in front of fire front
The more you train for chaos, the more accustomed to the chaos you will be. ♦ Jacko Willink ♦
[Photo: Kari Greer/USFS]

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