The Leader's Toolbox: Supervisor's Bootcamp

May 25, 2010

In this episode of the Leader's Toolbox, Chief Richard B. Gasaway talks with EMS Chief Jon Politis of the Colonie EMS Department in Latham, NY about the "Supervisor's Bootcamp."

Jon, a 30-year veteran of fire and EMS, developed the "Supervisor's Bootcamp" program. They two focus on the challenges supervisors face, especially new supervisors transitioning from buddy to boss.

Jon talks about some common first responder supervisory challenges, the importance of understanding and working with various personalities and the challenges of leading change in an organization.

Note: Richard Gasaway will host a live recording of "The Leader's Toolbox" at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, on July 22. Dr. Gasaway will be presenting "Fireground Command Situation Awareness" and a guest at the Firehouse Experts desk.

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