Friday, July 10, 2020

Challenge 26: 2020 WFLDP Campaign

2020 WFLDP Campaign logo and challenge

Challenge 26: Good leaders know themselves and seek improvement.

  • Seek critical feedback from someone you trust—mentor, coach, or trusted advisor.
  • Participate in a 360-degree feedback survey.
  • In your journal, devise a plan to address your weaknesses.

#2020WFLDCampaign #commandpresence #fireleadership

Thursday, July 9, 2020

IGNITE: It Is Your Choice

firefighters at sunset
If you want to be a leader, choose to be a leader today. - Drew Dudley, author of This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters

[Photo: Tallac IHC]


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Smoke Screens and Admissions

Hogan's Heroes is one my my husband's favorite television shows. Today's inspiration comes from "Klink vs. the Gonculator."

Monday, July 6, 2020

IGNITE: Building Trust

Firefighter with saw
“To build trust, a leader must exhibit competence, create connections, and demonstrate character.” - Steve Gutzler, author
[Photo: Kari Greer/USFS]

#neverforget #fireleadership

Friday, July 3, 2020

Challenge 25: 2020 WFLDP Campaign

2020 WFLDP Campaign logo and challenge

Challenge 25: Effective leaders lead by example.
In your journal, respond to the following questions.
  • What can I do to make myself better?
  • What can I do to make my team better?
#2020WFLDPCampaign #fireleadership #commandpresence

Thursday, July 2, 2020

IGNITE: 2020 Fourth of July

flag in front of a wildfire

Sending Fourth of July sentiments to our followers and a special shoutout to those staffing fire and emergency operations this holiday.

[Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Become Aware

firefighters on a ridge
I came across this image and quote on the WFLDP Facebook page this morning, and I liked it:
"If you do not pay attention to what has your attention, you will give it more attention than it deserves." – David Allen
In my (very) short journey toward being more mindful, I’ve learned that being aware of what you are focused on is pretty important. If you’re aware of what has your attention, of what you are focused on, you can be mindful of how much attention it really needs, and shift your focus to what’s really important if you need to.

Monday, June 29, 2020

IGNITE: Nothing Endures But Change

Handcrew on break

“Nothing endures but change.” ♦ Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher of Ephesus ♦

[Photo: Devil's Canyon Veteran's Handcrew]


Friday, June 26, 2020

Challenge 24: 2020 WFLDP Campaign

2020 WFLDP Campaign logo and challenge

Challenge 24: Confident leaders embrace hard conversations.
  • Read "Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most" by Stone, Patton, & Heen.
  • In your journal, note the techniques you would like to try; leave space to reflect on how they worked.
#2020WFLDPCampaign #commandpresence #fireleadership

Thursday, June 25, 2020

IGNITE: Dare to Care

wildland fire

“Daring leaders are never silent about hard things.” ♦ BrenĂ© Brown, author ♦

[Photo: Kyle Miller, Wyoming IHC]