Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Game On!

(Thinkstock/Comstock Images)
So life is just a game
And there is many ways to play
And all you do is choose
La la la la la la
(Stanley Clarke)

Over the last couple years, my self-development journey has taken me down the path of game theory. 
Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers"...Today, game theory applies to a wide range of behavioral relations, and is now an umbrella term for the science of logical decision making in humans, animals, and computers. (Wikipedia)

Monday, April 16, 2018

IGNITE: Tell Me. Teach Me. Involve Me.

Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin (firefighter looking out with sunset in the background)
(Photo: Tallac IHC)

Tell me and I forget. 

Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. 

- Benjamin Franklin -


Thursday, April 12, 2018

IGNITE: Relationship Defined

noun the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
(Photo: Kari Greer/USFS)


Relationship
(noun) 

1. the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. (Google)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inclusion Starts With I

group of individuals of different genders and abilities
(Geralt/Pixabay)
Once in a while you get that special video that "speaks" volumes. This video from Accenture on inclusion and diversity does just that. Take a moment to consider how your team views this topic. Can you relate to any of the statements presented? What are you doing to make a difference in the areas you work and serve.

Monday, April 9, 2018

IGNITE: What are you emphasizing?

Leadership gets what it emphasizes. - Coach Chris Petersen (wildland firefighters doing pushups)
(Photo: Pioneer Peak IHC)
Leadership gets what it emphasizes. - Coach Chris Petersen

Thursday, April 5, 2018

IGNITE: Selfless Service

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not are who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman (field of tents in a fire camp with sunset in the background)
[Photo: Redding IHC]
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. - Harry S. Truman

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Collaborations and Partnerships - Boise Bicycle Project

Leading Through Relationships cover

Collaboration and partnerships are aspects of leading through relationships.

Be sure to check out the new module developed by WFSTAR personnel for the Annual Fireline Safety Refresher.

Monday, April 2, 2018

IGNITE: Compassion

(Photo credit: Redding IHC)
Compassion maintains positive intention in the face of negative circumstances. - Dan Rockwell

Thursday, March 29, 2018

IGNITE: Questions vs. Answers

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. - Euripides
(Photo credit: San Juan IHC)
Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. - Euripides

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I Can't Fix It

fragile heart
Those of you who know me, know my heart is breaking right now. My empathetic soul feels crushed under the weight of division in the wildland fire service and beyond. I am known as a "fix-it" girl. Well, there are some things I just cannot fix, but I can influence what is within my sphere. There have been some horrible truths about abuse and harassment we have had to face about our culture. Truths that shatter the very values and principles that provide the foundation of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program. There is no place for abuse or harassment from anyone, any time, or anywhere!