Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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Monday, December 24, 2018

IGNITE: Season's Greetings

On behalf of the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee and the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program, Season's Greetings and Merry Christmas.  [Photo credit: Kari Greer/USFS] (firefighter looking upon a fully engaged tree)
On behalf of the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee and the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program, Season's Greetings and Merry Christmas.

[Photo credit: Kari Greer/USFS]

Thursday, December 20, 2018

IGNITE: Great Relationships

Great relationships aren't built in a day - great relationships are built daily (Unknown) [hotshot crew heading down the hill at sunset]
Great relationships aren't built in a day - great relationships are built daily. - Unknown
[Photo: Kari Greer/USFS]

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Shame - The Virus No Organization Wants

(Photo: John Hain/Pixabay)
"Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection." - Brene Brown
If there is one phrase that sets me off, it is "Shame on you." A family member uses it often and without much merit (in my humble opinion).  Maybe we don't agree on an issue, but being labeled as shameful hurts.

Monday, December 17, 2018

IGNITE: Challenge the Process

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.  - John Wooden (handcrew digging line)
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. - John Wooden

[Photo credit: Kari Greer/USFS]

Thursday, December 13, 2018

IGNITE: A Leader's Integrity

Followers assess their leader's integrity every day. If people believe a leader has integrity, they can accept other weaknesses and help compensate for them. - Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 59  [Photo: Donna Thompson/Alaska Fire Service] (Helicopter with sunset behind)


Followers assess their leader's integrity every day. If people believe a leader has integrity, they can accept other weaknesses and help compensate for them. - Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 59
[Photo: Donna Thompson/Alaska Fire Service]

IGNITE: Offer Alternatives

Merely complaining without proposing an alternative offers nothing. - Jacque Fresco (look at a retardant drop from the back)

Merely complaining without proposing an alternative offers nothing. - Jacque Fresco

[Photo credit: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Words of Wisdom

(Credit: Tumisu/Pixabay)
From time to time, our readers and followers find issue with our blogs and posts, especially when the quote comes from someone who has found their actions to less than stellar. I understand the frustration, but I also know I need to cite the words that I choose. I could make the citation smaller, but I give full credit to the person cited.

Monday, December 10, 2018

IGNITE: Buying In

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. - John C. Maxwell  [Photo: Kari Greer/USFS] (leader sharing the vision with the crew)
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. - John C. Maxwell

[Photo: Kari Greer/USFS]

Thursday, December 6, 2018

IGNITE: One Person Can Make a Difference

One person can make a difference and everyone should try.   - John F. Kennedy (firefighter looking into a forest ablaze]
One person can make a difference and everyone should try. - John F. Kennedy

[Photo credit: Kari Greer/USFS]