Friday, November 22, 2019

Challenge 78: The Art of Leadership


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Challenge 78: The Art of Leadership

Successful leaders lead change to leave the organization stronger than they found it.
  • Are you or have you been an agent of change?
  • Is the organization stronger because of your efforts.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

IGNITE: In Their Shoes

“Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place." ♦ Daniel Pink ♦
[Photo: La Grande IHC]

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DANG ANGER DANGER

(Photo credit: Brian Childs)
[This blog first ran on December 22, 2015.]

Much of what we are shown our culture about leadership is depicted usually by a person which you don’t want to disappoint. We’re shown examples of leadership from many sources directly and indirectly. The common representations are a leader that has a short fuse ready to blow up and belittle our esteem being so easily triggered by our mistakes. This is what is accepted as normal and all we can expect. Is it effective? Somewhat, but is it ideal?

Monday, November 18, 2019

Challenge 77: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge 77: The Art of Leadership
Reflect on the last year by reviewing your journal.
  • Do you feel you have advanced your leadership art?
  • Are there unfinished challenges you would like to complete?
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IGNITE: Learn from Others

forest fire at sunset
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.” ♦ Matthew Syed, “Black Box Thinking” ♦
[Photo credit: Devil's Canyon Veteran's Handcrew

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Challenge 76: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge 76: The Art of Leadership

Leaders lead by example. In your journal:

  • Make a list of the top five attributes you expect your team to exhibit.
  • What behaviors might YOU practice that display the attributes you expect from others?

Adapted from Dan Rockwell’s Leadership Freak blog @ http://bit.ly/2mGKqi7

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

IGNITE: Being Better

sawyer cutting tree
"True leaders do not work to do better than anyone else, they work to do better than themselves. And that's what makes them better leaders.” ♦ Simon Sinek ♦

[Photo: Entiat IHC]

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dressing Up Leadership

(Image by Horst Koenemund from Pixabay)
Most of us learned about liquid density from grade school science experiments.
The physical property of density helps scientists separate liquids. When two liquids are placed in a container, the denser liquid will fall to the bottom. The less dense liquid will rise to the top. (PowerKnowledge - Physical Science)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Challenge #75: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #75: The Art of Leadership
Bring out the best in others. Dan Rockwell suggests:
  • Participate.
  • Expect more from yourself than you expect from others.
  • Treat everyone the same.
  • Walk around.
  • Always do what you say.
  • Apologize when you screw up.
  • Clarify commitments.
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IGNITE: In Honor of Our Veterans

Wildland Firefighter Monument @ NIFC at sunrise
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ♦ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ♦
[Photo: Nicole Oke/NIFC]

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Challenge #74: The Art of Leadership



Challenge #74: The Art of Leadership
Self-care is vital for a leader’s well-being.
  • Spend 30 minutes to 1 hour disconnected from electronic devices.
  • Engage is physical activity.
  • Spend time with friends and family. 
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

IGNITE: Assistance Is Okay

firefighters building or repairing fence

It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone. ♦ Andrew Carnegie ♦

[Photo: La Grande IHC]

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

It Is About You

tents in a mountain meadow
(Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC)
I recently took an emotional intelligence in the workplace course. My intent of attending the course was to ensure I was passing along the most current information to our followers. Many times these course are less than stellar. Even though I failed at the registration process, the course coordinator allowed me to attend. Little did I know, the course was more about me in the workplace than others in the workplace. This course turned out to be one of the best leadership courses I have attended (and it came with a personal counseling session with the instructor).

Monday, November 4, 2019

Challenge #73: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge #73: The Art of Leadership

Leaders are readers and writers.
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IGNITE: Success

firefighters burning from a road
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
♦ John C. Maxwell ♦


[Photo: Kyle Miller/Wyoming IHC]
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Challenge 72: The Art of Leadership

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Challenge 72: The Art of Leadership
Leaders pay forward the good they have received.
  • In your journal, document the good others have done for you.
  • Make a plan to pay forward those good deeds.
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