Les Karpluk

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  • Karpluk: Book Quotes to Help You Become Better

    By Les Karpluk - Wednesday July 23, 2014
    I’m a reader plain and simple. I like to read books so I can become a better father, husband, friend, leader and encourager. My personal collection of leadership books is quite frankly getting out of control, but I read them all, take notes, highlight...
  • Karpluk: Five Myths on Fire Service Leadership

    By Les Karpluk - Friday July 4, 2014
    The role of a leader is to set others up for success and today’s fire service leaders must do what they can to help others grow as leaders. There are many myths in fire service leadership and being familiar with the following myths will help today’s...
  • Karpluk: Reflecting on 32 Years in the Fire Service

    By Les Karpluk - Wednesday May 21, 2014
    On Feb. 28, I retired from the fire department. To be honest, I really had no idea how emotional the day would be. The last two months have been spent reflecting on my career and without a doubt I have been blessed to serve the citizens for 32 years and...
  • Karpluk: Leadership Styles for Your Fire Department

    By Les Karpluk - Monday February 24, 2014
    I like to read about leadership research and theories with the hope that I can learn something so I can become a better leader. I must confess that at times this leadership journey has its twists and turns and some days are just better than others. This...
  • Karpluk: Books to Add to Your Shelf, Open Your Mind

    By Les Karpluk - Sunday January 19, 2014
    I have recently received several inquiries about books that aspiring officers should read. I feel honored that a firefighter would seek me out to get my advice on leadership books, but the more I thought about this, the more I started to worry that I...
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