Monday, October 14, 2019

Challenge #67: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #67: The Art of Leadership
Respond to the following question in your journal:
  • What's the one accomplishment you've made in your life that you're proudest and how has it impacted how you lead?
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IGNITE: Invite Input

fire suppression night operations
To create safety, leaders need to actively invite input. - Amy Edmondson

[Photo: La Grande IHC]

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Challenge #66: The Art of Leadership


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Challenge #66: The Art of Leadership
Caring for self and others is a duty of every leader. Chronic workplace stress can cause burnout. Know the signs and how to avoid it.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

IGNITE: Close Enough Yet Far Enough

firefighters on a rocky trail

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ♦ John C. Maxwell ♦

[Photo: Midewin IHC]

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Karels Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

(L to R: Mark Stanford, Jim Karels, Shawnna Legarza, Tom Boggus)
(L to R: Mark Stanford, Jim Karels, Shawnna Legarza, Tom Boggus. Photo: Florida Forest Service)

PAUL GLEASON LEAD BY EXAMPLE AWARD
Lifetime Achievement
Jim Karels
2019

Jim Karels is a man of vision and action. His leadership attributes are not only evident to the citizens he serves but also to those who serve with him, both within his organization and throughout the wildland fire service.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Challenge #65: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #65: The Art of Leadership
Coach John Wooden began his quest for defining “success” with two principles:
  • Don’t try to be better than someone else.
  • Always try to be the best you can be.
In your journal, define your guiding principles and your definition of success.

[Source: Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, John Wooden & Jay Carty]

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Trust is Built on Truth

firefighters digging line

Trust is built on telling the truth, not telling people what they want to hear. ♦ Simon Sinek ♦

[Photo: B. Nealy/Devil's Canyon Veterans Handrew]

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Challenge #64 - The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #64 - The Art of Leadership

Keeping stress at a manageable level should be the goal of every person.
  • Read Dr. Robert Schachter’s book Mindfulness for Stress Management: 50 Ways To Improve Your Mood And Cultivate Calmness.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

IGNITE: Take Care of Those in Your Charge


fighting fire at night with glow of fire in the background
“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” 

♦ Simon Sinek

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Slow Down You Move Too Fast

sun shining with butterfly flitting around - slow down

Today's blog is inspired by Jacqueline Woodson's TedTalk "What Reading Slowly Taught Me About Writing." Jacqueline talks about how the speed reading craze impacted her ability to write. Like Jacqueline, I was a child of the '70s and remember how much this effort affected reading in my family.