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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

Leadership moment to consider: Are we building others up? Or are we tearing them down? Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. —Galatians 6:1 As leaders, have you ever noticed when someone makes a mistake (minor or major) many leaders don’t follow a system of progressive discipline? Rather […]

Organizational Processes & Firefighter Ethical Performance

Organizational Processes & Firefighter Ethical Performance

Do Organizational Processes Affect Individual Firefighter Ethical Performance? Clearly, public service ethics has become a very broad and often ambiguous category that sometimes generates controversy as to what constitutes the term” (Zamor, p.1). Yet in the realm of public service, it continues to demand individuals of higher moral character and behavior while failing to produce a consistent example or mechanism of enforcement. Why is this so? One begins to wonder, with all of the emphasis on the individual how much […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health

Ethical Disasters

Ethical Disasters in the Fire Service: “Preventing the Predictable”  Ethical Disasters in the fire service are becoming a more common occurrence in our world. Or are they? The concept of breaking a code of ethics, failing to comply with a set of known standards, or breaking the law by a public official is nothing new but it is more readily scrutinized and used for inflammatory purposes by the media, the politicians, and other social agenda groups. The repeated response by […]

by · April 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Behavioral Health

The Need for Fire Service Ethics

The Need for Fire Service Ethics Anyone who follows social media and has been in the fire service can readily identify that there has been an increase in ‘bad firefighter’ behavior. News headlines vary from firefighters being disciplined for sexual exploits in the fire house, to firefighters who are serving prison time for paying other firefighters to work for them, and firefighters being disciplined for inappropriate behavior or remarks on social media.  The fire service is a respected position of […]

Who’s in Command?

Who’s in Command?

Sorrow and memories of loved ones that have passed on can overwhelm our hearts at times. As firefighters, we don’t like to admit that we lose control of ourselves as we are a model of control amidst chaos to others. We have before us a decision to make in these conflagrations of emotions: We can embrace and face the pain. -or- We can suppress the pain only to have it rekindle once again in our lives causing even more collateral […]

Cultural Conversations

Cultural Conversations

“But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. We use it to give thanks to our Lord and Father and also to curse other people, who are created in the likeness of God.” James 3:8-10 In the fire service culture, we have the tendency to be harsh with one another. We joke and use dark humor almost as a coping mechanism to deal with the situations we face. […]

Firefighter Discipleship-Leadership Lessons

Firefighter Discipleship-Leadership Lessons

Firefighter Discipleship: Leadership Lessons from the Book of Titus. “Training others up in the way they should go” is an important step in the discipleship process, which is to slowly and carefully develop someone into a mature Christian and a responsible leader” (NIV commentary on Titus). In the fire service today mentoring appears to becoming a lost art. As leaders and veterans of our calling we are entrusted with a greater responsibility than we realize. Jesus commands us in the […]

Struggling with “The One”

Struggling with “The One”

Have you ever struggled with someone? Change happens slow but how much patience do we have? Have you ever given of yourself, prayed earnestly, encouraged them and sacrificed for their benefit but they seemed to ignore or disregard all of your efforts? How did this make you feel? Disrespected? Hurt? Bitter? Did you give up on them? Stop for a moment and think back to a time in our own life when we were headed down the wrong path. Did […]

A #Leadership Prayer

A #Leadership Prayer

Lord, let me first to awake so I may lead my family. And last to the bed as to insure their safety. Let, me be the first to admit when I am wrong. And let me remain humble throughout all my life long. Let me be the first to speak up for the poor, the helpless, & the broken. And erase my sinful pride so I may not become pious and outspoken Let me be the first to read Your […]

Leadership-The Trap of Ambition

Leadership-The Trap of Ambition

This is what the world says to us all: Just one more…and that will be enough. As one who is pursuing the role and great responsibility of leadership it is important to conduct a size-up of ones self. What are our underlying motivations to become a leader? To make a difference or to affirm ourself? Is it power, Is it wealth, Is it recognition, Or Is it control? Understand this: One who is called to a position of leadership will […]

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