Nothing in public safety is an individual event; every event in public safety is a learning opportunity.
Public safety agencies are unique in that they provide service delivery where people’s lives and safety are often at stake. Critical decision making factors come into play throughout these organizations, be it in emergency services delivery or the administrative functions that maintain organizational effectiveness.
Our services are tailored for public safety agencies to help them instill a culture of servant leadership, initiative and teamwork.
You Create the Culture
Know yourself first. In order to be a successful leader you must be willing to develop yourself first, every drill, every incident, every interaction, every day.
- Develop an open mind. If you aren’t open to criticism, constructive or other, you won’t learn very much.
- We all make mistakes. Leaders that practice humility learn from their mistakes. Servant leaders help prevent others from making the same ones.
You must know your members in order to help them realize their potential. Whether you work with them every day or see them only at drills and incidents, it is vital that you make it your goal to understand your members if you are to assist them in reaching that potential.
- Work side by side with your members, not above them. In order to know your members, you must work with them on incidents, administrative tasks and equipment services.
- The more you work as a team, the more you will function effectively as a team. If you have discussions, train and learn as a team, it will become second nature at an incident or operation.
- All work doesn’t make you a team. Make an effort to set aside time to enjoy your team.
- Be a well-rounded leader; take time out to see the big picture with your members. Do you know anything about their life outside your organization? If not, it is never too late to start.
Evolve into a Servant Leader
Leadership. If you are a public safety leader, be it a newly promoted Lieutenant or a seasoned Chief of Department, you must strive to see that the members under your charge have everything they need to do their jobs safely, to the best of their potential, and go home to their families.
These members are your family – you are their leader!
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Initiative. Anticipation and the determination to create positive ideas and potential resolution to problems are qualities all good leaders possess. The initiative to overcome obstacles and articulate these ideas and resolutions through to fruition make great leaders.
Initiative, like attitude is contagious. Set the example and watch it thrive.
Teamwork. As emergency services team members our most important job is to have each other’s back, every incident, every training, every day!
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