Tag Archives: career

Emergency Responser Addiction: Ready for Rehab

Getting Ready for Rehab If you’ve made the important decision to enter a residential rehabilitation center, there are doubtless many concerns and considerations weighing heavily on your mind, including how to plan for your time away from home, work, friends, and family.   Getting ready for a stay in a residential rehabilitation facility is much like preparing for any period ...

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September 11th. Are We Honoring Their Memories?

Maybe The Question Should Not Be “Do you Remember September 11th?”, But Rather “How Do you Remember September 11th?” I’ve heard a lot of people ask lately “Do You Remember?”. There are even songs about it. This year especially it seems to me that more and more people are going out of their way to ask if I’m “remembering”, and ...

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IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?

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  Perseverance vs Stubbornness Whether we’re talking about leadership, career development, or education a word that I’ve noticed keeps coming up is “perseverance”. It’s a great word However, I’ve always been troubled by the thin line that separates perseverance from flat out stubbornness. I’ve heard many great teachers repeat “Never give up” quotes to the effect of “Great works are ...

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Hard Times for Soft Skills

Hard Times for Soft Skills revised from the NAEMSE Educator Update Summer 2014  Are so-called “Soft Skills” such as critical thinking, leadership, professionalism, adaptability, and teamwork important for today’s emergency responder? If so, then why aren’t we teaching them?

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