No Exceptions Leadership
About This Show
A podcast that discusses leadership principles from the fire service that are applicable for anybody wanting to be better leaders and to achieve success in all facets of your life. I take the lessons learned from over 20 years of leading in the fire service and apply them to daily challenges.
We want to help individuals succeed in daily life no matter what your goals are and the challenges you are facing.
Most Recent Episode
The Leadership Triad
3 days ago
Chief Dennis Reilly and Jason Hoevelmann discuss leadership for firefighters and fire officers specifically regarding being a consistent leader and officer using the Leadership Triad. It comes downs to a strong moral compass and the firm foundation based on ethics and doing what's right. THE MORAL & ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS OF BEING AN OFFICER: Your decisions and actions need to be driven by your own moral compass Your compass needs to be in line with that of the organization There should be no question where you stand among your subordinates, your peers, and your superiors. Moral & ethically driven people bring consistency and stability to their work place. EXPECTATIONS: If you do not lay out your expectations there is no guarantee on what you will get Expectations need to be in writing, invest the time now to avoid the “Well I didn’t know what you wanted” in the future. At the task level positions, expectations need to center around tasks, at leadership positons expectations need to include attitudes & behaviors. MODELING: You will get what you display as your normal operating mode What you model is the future for your organization. As an officer, you have a Moral & Ethical Obligation to leave your organization better than what you found it. Chief Lasky once aid “Follow ugly kids home and you will find ugly parents”. What you model is what they will do when you are not around. ACCOUNTABILITY: This can be quite uncomfortable but as an officer you must be comfortable with being uncomfortable. You have a Moral & Ethical obligation to correct unsatisfactory or counterproductive behaviors. We didn’t promote you because you look good, we expect you to do your job. If you fail to hold your members accountable there is a good chance that your boss will hold you accountable. In some organizations, this is known as “failure to supervise” and can lead to demotion and/or termination. Link to additional file on Leadership Tr