Culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, practices and social behaviors of a group of people. We would all agree that the number of folks who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of democracy, civil rights and religious freedoms is overwhelming, yet any attempts at changing that...
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Here are four steps to help you focus your efforts and attention on achieving whatever it is you desire to accomplish:
- Discover — Identify organizational processes that work well.
- Dream — Envision processes that would work well in the future.
- Design — Planning and prioritizing processes that would work well.
- Deliver — The implementation (execution) of the proposed design.
I am proud and honored to be a part of the DCFD. I am proud of what we stand for, I am proud of our members, I am humbled by those who served before me and I am proud of the many things we do so well. So why would I want to change any of that? Why not insist on more of it?
LAWRENCE SCHULTZ is the assistant fire chief of operations for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Previously, he was the deputy chief and battalion chief for the department's Homeland Security/Special Operations Division. Schultz is a graduate of the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management and is a certified public manager. He also attended the National War College to study consequence management of weapons of mass destruction and is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School's Executive Leadership Program.