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"The team's effectiveness, safety, and efficiency depend on many factors, the most important of which os leadership"
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never do less."
General Robert E. Lee
"By accepting the rank of supervisor, you accept the responsibility and accountability that come with it."
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
The job of a Company Officers is to plan, supervise, and direct- not perform the same tasks they did as firefighters
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
You have a responsibility to ensure the company runs effectively and can meet its organizational responsibilities.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Like the military, you should effectively learn from and use your senior enlisted to help your company achieve its goals, but you can never abandon your leadership responsibility. When something goes right, you can pass on the praise and spotlight to your personnel, but when something goes wrong, you will be responsible.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
People want your to take charge, but when you do, they will resist you... Remember that people want to be led; they do not want to wander aimlessly with no plan.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Remember! "The only thing that is constant is change"
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Trust your subordinates. You can't expect them to go all out for you if they think you don't believe in then
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Develop a vision. People want to follow someone who knows where he is going
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Keep your cool. The best leaders show their mettle under fire
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Encourage risk. Nothing demoralizes the troops like knowing. That the slightest failure could jeopardize their entire career.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Be an expert. From boardroom to mailroom, everyone had better understand that you know what you are talking about
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Invite dissent. Your people aren't giving you their best of they are afraid to speak up.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Simplify. You need to see the big picture to set a course, communicate it, and maintain it.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Strive to do small things. Make sure your do even the simplest things with professionalism and quality
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Be a doer and a self-starter. Aggressiveness and initiative are the two most admired qualities of a leader, but you must also take time to put your feet up and think. Lead from the front, but also plan for your company effectively
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Strive for self-improvement through constant self-evaluation. You're only as good as your last incident. Reputation means nothing. As Steven R. Covey says, you have to continually "sharpen your saw"
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Never be satisfied; ask of any project or response, how can it be done better? Use every event as an opportunity for learning and teaching.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Don't over- inspect or over- supervise. Allow your subordinates to make mistakes in training, so they can profit from the errors during operations. Tell me what you want done, give me the resources to do it, get the hell out of my way, tell me how I did, make adjustments.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Keep your personnel informed. Telling them what, how, and why builds their confidence. Maintain effective dialogue with your personnel and bosses.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
The harder the training, the more the team will brag. Second only to the business of the business, documented, ongoing, and verifiable training is critical.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Enthusiasm, fairness, and moral and physical courage are four of the most vital aspects of leadership. Go first, show strength, be fair, and do the right thing.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Showmanship is a vital technique of leadership. Take the stage, grab the spotlight, and use it effectively.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
The ability to speak and write well is essential for leadership. Computer skills, report writing, and getting your point across are critical.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Have consideration for others. Lead by remembering what it was like to follow.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Yelling detracts from your dignity. Take personnel aside to counsel them. Praise in public, discipline in private
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Enforce policy universally and fairly.
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Create an environment of open and constant communications (be approachable and ask to be questioned)
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Effectively plan your shift and your shift operations
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Mentor rookies, and identify senior personnel who have needs
Chase N. Sargent author artice "From 'Buddy' to 'Boss': Lessons for New Company Officers"
Fire Engineering 7/01/2001
Giving orders is not the correct term, since if you earn the
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Understand and use judgment. Know when to stop fighting for something you believe is right. Discuss and argue your point until the decision is made, then support the decision.
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