By: Mark vonAppen
Leadership is a process that we can all put our own unique spin on. Here at FULLY INVOLVED, I see it as a course: learn, coach, lead, ignite, that is continually repeated throughout our career if we wish to maintain, and pass on, the passion for our craft.
Do your job, treat people right, give all out effort, and have an all in attitude.
Nothing gives a coach, or teacher, greater satisfaction than seeing the people that they have worked with, standing behind them when they need support, and leading from the front when adversity arises, develop and eventually go on to do great things – watching them become leaders in their way – in the organization. That is what gives me the greatest sense of accomplishment, seeing people grow and become better than they thought they could be. Your leadership will defined by the people that come through your firehouse, and who they become as a result of your teachings.
Growth and forward progress are not possible without a mutual understanding of what the team goals are and how to achieve them. You must outline what your expectations are, you must establish a standard of performance, and hold yourself and others to that standard.
The FULLY INVOLVED standard of performance: Do your job, treat people right, give all out effort, and have an all in attitude.
Start here. Start now.