Whether the fire officer wants to admit it or not, they are now the "BOSS", and with it comes a new mindset, abilities and the ability to avoid making critical mistakes that will affect their ability to motivate, lead and change their organization and the fire service. These engagement steps that are discussed deal with ethics and moral issues of the leader, caring and developing subordinates, approach and tact during communications. These tidbits are important for the new or experienced leader on engaging and maintaining the workforce to help us as leaders establish our best practices, identify what will establish credibility with our subordinates and prevent leadership failures due to bad practices.
The attendee will recognize and discuss how leadership traits affect their influence on their assigned personnel in accomplishing assigned and delegated tasks.
The attendee will relate previous good leadership experiences with positive engagements, and apply how positive engagements of their own will influence those they lead.
The attendee will recall and discuss the characteristics of good and poor leadership traits they have experienced and witnessed in their fire service career.
The attendee will identify how the communication presentation, attitude and process during interactions with subordinates affects their ability to lead.
The attendee will mold and modify their leadership behavior and traits to identify and implement good leadership traits to guide and influence subordinates and those they lead in the work place.