I am always amazed at how powerless so many firefighters feel in their departments. Too many firefighters at every level in the fire service do not recognize their potential to make a difference in their fire department, especially when it comes to initiating positive change. I want to...
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One man had a life experience that gave him a vision and a purpose. One man turned that vision into a reality and changed the lives of countless people. One person can make a difference. Think about the things you would like to see changed or implemented in your department. Have you rendered yourself helpless because you have made the assumption that there is just nothing you can do about it? I encourage you to embrace some vision, perseverance and determination and you might just discover that you can make all the difference in the world.
KIMBERLY ALYN, Ph.D., is a best-selling author and an international fire service speaker. She is the owner of Fire Presentations (www.firepresentations.com), a company dedicated to keynote presentations and training workshops for the fire service. Dr. Alyn has conducted the largest known fire service study on the topic of leadership and works with fire departments across the country on firefighter and officer development. She is the author of 10 books and a variety of CD/DVD productions. Dr. Alyn holds a bachelor's degree in management, a master's degree in organizational management and a doctorate degree in management with a specialty in leadership. Dr. Alyn can be reached at 800-821-8116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.