Most training officers begin their teaching career with the desire to help their fellow firefighters get better. You probably got into the fire service to help others and teaching becomes a natural extension of the ‘help others’ mindset. Most of us take a path starting as a novice, achieve some meas
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Almost every organization today has employees that come from three to four different generations. Synonymous with “generation” seems to be the word “gap” and by definition a “gap” is a “br
In order for a team to be happy and productive we have to understand the motivation. The first of these is interesting work. We want to be happy doing what we love. Whether we are being compensated financially or rewarded as a part of our profession, we want to enjoy what it is we are tasked to d
Late last year, the Lexipol Fire team got into a discussion about the biggest challenges facing the fire service in 2019, and what kind of progress we could expect to make on them.
The conversation covered many challenges, but the one I want to focus on here is the issue of fir
Today’s fire service is made up of a multitude of leaders from different ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, and generations. The majority of the generations span from “Generation-X” to “Millennials”. These brave men and women bring different lifestyles and experience to the table. Some however s