Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Good Leaders Make All the Difference

Leadership is the art of influencing people in order to achieve a result. The most essential element for success in the wildland fire service is good leadership. (Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 1)
Good leaders can build up or destroy the very populations they lead. In "The Leaders Who Ruined Africa, and the Generation Who Can Fix It," Fred Swaniker shares his vision of a new Africa built upon the success of leaders like Nelson Mandela. Swaniker's transformational leadership philosophy can be the catalyst for creating greatness.
"Every now and then, a generation is called upon to be great. You can be that great generation." ~ Nelson Mandela
How can leadership development at the lowest levels create greatness across the wildland fire community?

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging a Little Deeper

  • Read or watch "The Long Walk to Freedom" about the leadership legacy of Nelson Mandela. 
  • From the Field for the Field Challenge: Develop a "The Long Walk to Freedom" lesson plan for the Leadership in Cinema program.

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