8 Essential Elements of Effective Leadership

Public service is so focused on saving money that many fire departments ?leaders? are willing to reduce service levels well below accepted norms.


Information sharing is a continuous process that going both up and down the chain of command and horizontally as well. Casual conversations in the firehouse and urgent radio transmissions on the fireground are all forms of information sharing. Leaders must master the art of information sharing and utilize this avenue of communication to better prepare their subordinates for the tasks at hand and those that lie ahead in the future.

With just the information and guidance from the previous paragraphs you can enhance your abilities as a leader or begin your quest for a leadership position in your department. I will answer one of the questions from the beginning of the article now. Leaders are NOT born, they are MADE.