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RescueDigest Rules of Three: Do You Get Compliance, Cooperation, or Collaboration?
Compliance, Cooperation, or Collaboration? These are listed in order of how well your colleagues or subordinates will work with you. Whether you were leading a group, or an entire organization, mentoring an individual or individuals, or acting in the role of an educator, today’s rule of three will help you clarify how well people are working together. What are you ...Read More »
RescueDigest Rules of Three: Circles of CONTROL, INFLUENCE, CONCERN
Your spheres of Control, Influence, and Concern (and the rest of the world). CONTROL, INFLUENCE, CONCERN Many aspiring leaders think that if they can just reach that next level, that promotion to supervisor, that promotion to shift commander, or if they can make it to the top of the organization and be chief, then finally things will run the way ...Read More »
Communications: Be Clear, Concise, and Compelling
RescueDigest Rules of Three: Clear, Concise, & Compelling RescueDigest is about improving three things and emergency services: Leadership, Education, and Career Development. What is the key to improving all three of these things? Communication! So that’s the focus of today’s Rule of Three. The 3 C’s as your framework for communication. If you’ve ever walked away from a conversation and felt, “It was so ...Read More »
RescueDigest Resources: Situational Awareness
RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Aware, Alert, Aggressive, Always: How To Do Your Job Effectively While Things Are Trying To Kill You Failure to recognize unsafe situations. Failure to prevent unsafe actions. Failure to deliver effective operations. These are the results of poor situational awareness in emergency responders of all levels. This program uses real-life case studies and in-class ...Read More »
Just Do Your Job
Just Do Your Job: A subtle change in emphasis can help leaders make the workplace better for everyone.Read More »
6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers
6 Tips For Newly Promoted Officers Perhaps no other time in your career in emergency services more challenging than the transition from “Buddy to Boss” EXCEPT maybe when you are an experienced officer moving to a new group.Read More »
Are You A One Dimensional Leader?
RescueDigest Rules of Three: Blame, Sympathize, or Fix The RescueDigest Rules of Three are simple, easy to use rules through which emergency responders can improve themselves, the people they teach or mentor, and the organizations in which they work. Today’s topic is for current or aspiring leaders in emergency services: What do you become when a problem arises? BLAMER, SYMPATHIZER, ...Read More »
What to Wear at a Firefighter or EMS Conference
Emergency service providers are proud bunch and they like to show their colors. It shows you’re proud of where you come from and let’s other people know little bit about who you are. Still, there are a couple of rules that you want to keep in mind about how you represent yourself, your agency, and your profession in what you ...Read More »
IS IT PERSERVERENCE OR STUBBORNESS?
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 ...Read More »