mindset

Healthy Competition

Lesson of the Day: People will meet your standards whether they are low or high, you just have to help them.  Key Points: 1.) Multi-company Drills Spread Best Practices 2.) Raising The Bar 3.) What I Am Learning From A 40-Year-Old Book  

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Stop Measuring With Time On

Lesson of the Day: Experience comes from sets and reps, not time. Key Points: 1.) Stretching in Our First Due Area 2.) Setting Up Barriers 3.) How Being Too Emotional Will Wreck You

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We Crave Purpose and Accomplishments

Lesson of the Day: Give purpose by presenting challenges that lead to satisfying accomplishments. This is life over and over again.  Key Points: 1.) Don’t Wait To Be Told 2.) Take The Initiative To Reach Your Goal 3.) Saturday Training 4.) Ultimate Training Plan

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Consistency Is Key

Lesson of the Day: Consistency is key. We like to know what to expect and start looking forward to it. Stay consistent to get lasting change.  **Daily agendas and cooking.** Key Points: 1.) Probies Here 2.) Crew Lead Training 3.) Thanks For The Effort  

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Caring Too Much

Lesson of the Day: You have to care, just not too much. Key Points: 1.) Hurry For A Cancelled CPR Class 2.) Two-Story Pull 3.) Detailed Kitchen

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First Day Back

Lesson of the Day: We hate having to remind people but how often do we need reminding? It’s like there is only so much room in our heads and this reveals our priorities.  Key Points: 1.) No Rescue – No Problem 2.) So Many Moving Parts 3.) Who Made The “List”?

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Conversations Cure Conflict

Lesson of the Day: We assume too much. This creates unnecessary conflict. Clear conversations can clear conflict.  Key Points: 1.) I thought I’d be Zen-Like. 2.) Fewer Frustrations 3.) Less Time Being Frustrated 

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All The Stuff

Lesson of the Day: When the recipe is good, the meal will be good. You can have the best ingredients (things), but if we don’t cook (train) them correctly the meal will be no good.  Key Points: 1.) Captain Cook Not So Good 2.) The Big Shake-Up 3.) Stand By

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Control VS Influence

Lesson of the Day: Memos and SOP’s do not change the culture of a department. Influence, building relationships and training does.    Key Points: 1.) Pull over, I am going to puke! 2.) Highrise Ops 3.) Firehouse Visit

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Let The Drill Evolve

  Lesson of the Day: To see where people are at, give them a test. I like to assign training or other station tasks to see where people are at in their work ethic. No repercussions, just a feedback system.  Not done? Then it was not a priority. Everyone is different, some need little to…

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