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Getting fit to lead: Habits of successful leaders

See also on Scoop.it – Emergency Services Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the businesses of the future? Plenty of companies are worried that the pool might not be big enough to pick from in the future, so check out this infographic by NowSourcing to see if you’ve got the right stuff to succeed.   ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Cognitive Blindness

Fog of War

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Cognitive Blindness: What you don’t see can kill you. Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Social Media Policies and Marketing for Emergency Services

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Social Media and Emergency Services: Promoting and policing your service. While department social media feeds are becoming commonplace, few agencies are using social media tools to promote their organization  effectively. What policies and guides to use to keep your social media use on target and out of hot ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Emergency Scene Management

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Emergency Scene Management: It isn’t just a skill for the “white shirts”. From Officers and Managers to the Grunts on the street, we all have the potential to be First Due / On-Scene, arriving at calls that have the potential to quickly get away from us. While many ...

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RescueDigest GOTW: Mentor Someone

GOAL OF THE WEEK As an emergency responder you’re already out there working hard to make the world a better place. Every day your To-Do list fills up quickly with daily chores and responsibilities and at the end of the day there are plenty of things that we still SHOULD be doing for ourselves and those we care for. By ...

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There Is No Magic Pill For Great Leadership

See on Scoop.it – Emergency Services I’ve been interviewing a number of executives for my new book, The Magnetic Workplace (Nicholas Brealey, 2013) and so far my findings have been rather interesting.   There is no magic pill for great leadership. Yet many organizations believe they can solve problems by handing someone a book (even if it’s authored by me) ...

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Wearing Stress Like a Badge of Honor

Stress: There’s no doubt that to work in any branch of emergency services, you have to have a passion for it. For those of us who volunteer, we do it like it’s our job. For those of us for whom it’s our job, we get paid as if we’re volunteering.

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The Five Rules Of Firefighting That Can Improve Your Life

Rules of the fireground can help you back at the firehouse and at home (even if you’re not a firefighter).   These five rules are short and simple, on the verge of obvious but they’re crucial to the survival of every working firefighter. They aren’t meant to be read out of a handbook while in the heat of combat, but ...

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