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The Waiting Game

    Lesson of the day Experience shapes our perspective      Questions Answered Team building on the Dept, we have about a 50/50 mix of long term vets and new recruits.   2. Training Ideas  – mental health  in the ranks   Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast.  Go to www.johnlovato.com to learn…

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Change is Inevitable

  Lesson of the day You are what you routinely do Questions Answered 1) How do you balance it all? Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast. Go to www.johnlovato.com to learn more! Thanks, John

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Great Leaders Build Leaders

Lesson of the day The Results are your answers. Questions Answered 1) Become the best I can be 2) I’m the best at everything

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Its the strongest thing you can have

Lesson of the day Relationships are everything Questions Answered 1) My challenge is getting the firefighters to work with me as I am a new Chief to them and new to the Department. 2) My #1 challenge is securing a career position

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It was a good day

Lesson of the day Doing the job is the solution Questions answered 1) Trying to change the culture of, “we’ve always done it this way.” 2) Chief will not implement new policies due to fear of upsetting other groups and morale is low  

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Leadership Equity

Lesson of the day Do More Questions answered 1) Becoming a better leader 2) the money sucks I can go be full time on ambulance for alot more money

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I missed it by one

Lesson of the day Do what makes you happy Questions answered: 1) How to keep the drive for the job you had when you started. 2) Time management

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Its Over

Lesson of the day: “It is what it is” Questions answered: 1) How to motivate line officers? 2) How to keep a great department great.  

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The TEST has been announced

Lesson of the day: Have a plan Questions Answered: 1) I’m being micromanaged. How do I accept it or change it? 2).Reaching the one guy that knows the fire service inside out but bitches about all issues and backs out when empowered and given the tools to correct the issue

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Take Care Of Yourself

Lesson of the day: No ones coming to save you Questions Answered: 1). As a new company officer I’m having issues with just the day to day planning of trainings and making sure that I fit them in. 2) We don’t see a lot of fire, our challenge is keeping our eye on the prize…

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