Is it Too Soon to Establish Your Legacy?

Legacy

How soon is it too soon to start thinking about your legacy? Are you going to wait until you near the end of your career and then try to cram in a bunch of noble gestures before receiving your proverbial gold watch? Or are you building the ladder now to enable future leaders to climb […]

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Words Leaders Use

Leadership

If leadership was easy, everyone would be doing it, right? But it’s not easy … and clearly, not everyone is doing it! Not well, anyway. One of the indicators of a leader is how we talk … which is a direct reflection of how we think. Here are some words and actions associated with Response […]

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The Look of Knowing

The Look of Knowing

One the techniques I’ve discovered and honed through the years of educating adults I call: “The Look of Knowing” You’re no doubt aware of the look even though you may not know it had a name. It goes something like this: Me: “2 + 2 = 4, right?” Student: nods approvingly, with a little light […]

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MOOCs or Moors or Moops? What do they have in common?

Future Leaders

Do you instruct in-person? Deliver on-line instruction? Host a podcast with a goal to educate your audience? Lots of of ways to consume educational content these days … which means there are lots of ways we can positively impact our students, too, right? As you may recall, “instruction” is really a modern term. What we […]

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Unfortunately, interoperability is a myth

FF Communication

Interoperability? The concept refers to disparate systems working together, sharing information, etc. Except that it’s all a myth. Like the Sasquatch, healthy Girl Scout cookies and honest politicians. Pure fiction. There’s even standing government committee’s that have been pursuing this fictional condition for years (and lots of our money spent!)! EXAMPLE: In November 2016 there […]

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How to Improve Responder Safety Margins

Responder Safety

If you’re a responder, you’ve likely been on the receiving end of a fair amount of bludgeoning by Safety briefings, Safety Power Points, Safety reminders, etc. by the double-gloved hand of the Safety Nazi. Of course, we understand the importance of not getting ourselves hurt. In a disaster, it adds another victim to an already sizable […]

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The 2 Answers Every Leader Must Know

Leadership

If you’re of my ‘vintage’ (born in the late 60’s) you may remember the catchy Budweiser beer commercial that chanted “Why Ask Why? Try Bud Dry!” That slogan / ear worm runs through my mind when I think about today’s topic: “WHY”. (Sorry if you thought I was going to riff about beer … perhaps […]

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Simplicity Rules

Saw this recently while researching different leadership ‘models’. “The practice of ***** requires one to embrace complexity.” Wow. Of course that’s not the first (nor the last) leadership model written by academics intended to reshape the way leadership is practiced. Clearly there are some awfully big brains out there with an opinion on how to […]

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The Future of Training

Future of Training

What’s the future of training?  How long will professional instructors be relevant in front of a classroom? One could argue (me included) that: the personal touch of classroom instructor has no equal. it’s blasphemy to even suggest that a computer can do a better job of educating tomorrow’s leaders than the flesh and blood of […]

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