Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Leadership Videos

During their 2009 fall meeting, members of the NWCG Leadership Subcommittee discussed the TED--Ideas Worth Spreading website which hosts a varitey of videos. The following videos were suggested as videos the Subcommittee might find applicable to leadership development. You may find them beneficial for use at your local unit.

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge:
Do you know of a leadership clip worthy of sharing with the wider wildland fire community? Share it here. Provide a comment.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Feature Added to the Staff Ride Library

A new animation feature has been added to incidents in the Staff Ride Library. Users now have access to a Google Earth fly-around animation under the "Information Sources" section.

Some users may receive a "restricted content" and security match error message near the top of the screen. This is due to the security issues some agencies have placed on this type of content. If you are authorized to utilize Google Earth, selecting the "Click here for options..." typically opens the Windows Media player.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TLC's "Brace for Impact"

If you've had a chance to review the "Courage Under Fire" lesson plan within the Leadership in Cinema program, you noticed Fireline Leadership Challenge #2: US Airways Flight 1549--Competent Courage. This real-life case study, follows Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III's heroic safe landing on the Hudson River.

The Learning Channel released a documentary on January 12, 2010, featuring a look back at the event with Captain Sullenberger. Although not available for full viewing on the Web, wildland fire leaders may wish to consult local listings to view this program. Additional information can be found at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Harvard Center for Public Leadership Releases "The Best Leadership Books of 2009"

Our "leaders are readers" contingent may be interested in the Harvard Center for Public Leadership's recently released list of The Best Leadership Books of 2009. A few books included on the list are Managing by Henry Mintzberg, Walk the Walk by Alan Deutschman, Leading Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni, and Greater than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership by Steve Farber. The complete list can be found at

Wildland fire leaders/readers are encouraged to contribute to the Professional Reading Program by suggesting publications for inclusion in Wildland Fire Book on Books. Information about the program and how to submit can be found at