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I mention this to underline the need for management at every level to ensure that all members of the management team are pulling together, and in the same direction, to lead the organization. No amount of training, professional growth and development, no workshop or seminar can substitute for the necessity of having all members onboard striving for a common goal.
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Greg Neely is a district chief with the Tulsa, OK, Fire Department. He is a field instructor and program coordinator for Oklahoma State University/Fire Service Training and an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy. Neely has a master’s degree in fire and emergency management from OSU and is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program alumnus. He also provides assessment center training, promotional assessments and examinations, along with officer development. Neely can be reached via his website www.neelyenterprise.com.