Friday, March 8, 2013

March is National Reading Month

Did you know that March is National Reading Month?

The first principle under the Wildland Fire Leadership Values and Principles is "Be proficient in your job, both technically and as a leader." When the founders of the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program established the values and principles, this principle was intentionally placed as within the value of  "Duty." We have a duty to those we lead to be the best we can be.

Our founders also placed the Professional Reading Program under the "Duty" section of the Leadership Toolbox. We believe that leaders are readers and that reading programs "add depth and breadth to a fire leader's development at any stage of their career and is an important component of any leader development process."

Therefore, as part of the 2013 Wildland Fire Leadership Campaign, we encourage you to make a commitment, as an individual or as a group, to read at least two books over the course of the year--yes, even between L-courses and between seasons--from the Wildland Fire Book on Books and post a "Leaders are Readers" book review in the Fireline Leadership Reading Room for other students of leadership to use.

Think "outside the box" and read with your family, join a reading group outside work, etc. Whatever you chose, read.

IGNITE the Spark for Leadership and READ!

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