Friday, June 5, 2015

From the Field for the Field: Adam Hernandez on Examples of Good and Bad Leadership

Examples of Good and Bad Leadership from The Smokey Generation on Vimeo.

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

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge
Post your own leadership video message on The Smokey Generation website. Here are a few questions for inspiration:
  1. What makes you want to follow someone?
  2. Who do you think is a leadership role model and why?
  3. If you were to pick the three most important character traits for an effective leader, what would those be?
  4. Are leaders born or made…explain?
  5. Regarding leadership, what quote comes to mind?
  6. Who are some of the individuals that had a significant influence on your life?
  7. Thinking back to your youth, what other influences in helped you become a leader? 
  8. What do you consider your strengths to be?
  9. What do you consider your weaknesses to be?
  10. Since you started your career with the wildland fire service, what are the biggest improvements you have witnessed?
  11. What do you consider the worst changes you have seen in the wildland fire service?
  12. Describe a few of the toughest decisions or dilemmas you have faced? 
  13. What helped to guide you through those situations? 
  14. Why do think people follow you?
  15. When did you realize that you had a significant influence on others?
  16. What handful of “lessons learned” would you offer to a young leader today?
  17. What is a book you have read recently that you would recommend to others?
  18. What ideas or projects are currently working on?
  19. How do you go about initiating a new idea in order to put it into practice?
  20. Do you think a legacy is important and if so, what do want your legacy to be?

What is your story? We challenge you to become a part of this amazing  project and share your leadership stories. Bethany Hannah began The Smokey Generation: A Wildland Fire Oral History and Digital Storytelling Project with hotshots. All members of the wildland fire service can share their stories by following her example. Click here for potential leadership questions. 

Visit The Smokey Generation website for complete information.

Thanks, Bethany Hannah for your vision and leadership to capture our history. 

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