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34 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Building an Effective Team from the Ground Up
Executive coach Chuck Carringer returns to the show to discuss how to build an effective team, why a company’s culture is as important as talent to success, and how leaders can identify, nurture and build their own skill sets to become effective coaches.
35 minutes | May 4, 2022
Four Keys to Retain Your High-Valued Employees
Executive coach Chuck Carringer returns to the show to discuss how to attract and retain high-valued employees in a job market that's always fluctuating. He joins Fireman Dan to review four areas every employer should focus on to find, invest in and grow future leadership from within their own organizations.
24 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Driving Positive Change in the Fire Safety Industry
As Executive Fire Chief of the Bozeman Fire Department, Josh Waldo is passionate about driving positive change in the fire safety industry and believes that impact begins with the younger generation of firefighters. Chief Waldo joins Fireman Dan to discuss his early career as a firefighter and why he is campaigning for 2nd Vice President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
33 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Strengthening Teamwork from within, One Word at a Time
As an esteemed speaker, coach, and communications expert, Kathleen Edelman believes the words you say and the words you hear have the power to shape your life. She joins Fireman Dan to discuss the four temperaments of personality, understanding the power of words, and how to strengthen team chemistry.
37 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Struggling with Safety in and out of the Workplace
As an accomplished doctor with over 30 years in professional health, safety, environmental, and quality (HSEQ) practice, and host of her own podcast, The Safety Struggle, Dr. Linda Martin joins Fireman Dan to discuss her views on safety culture, her career aspirations, and the effects COVID-19 has played on the safety industry as a whole.
29 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Promoting the Importance of Safe Work Culture
Current partner with law firm Fisher Phillips and former Assistant Secretary of Labor and Chairman of the Review Commission at OSHA, Ed Foulke is more than aware of the importance of safety on the job. Ed joins Fireman Dan to discuss the importance of a safe work culture environment, how leaders are using new risk-based strategies to emphasize safety, and how they are promoting these habits to keep their company engaged.
26 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Empowering Women in the Fire Service Industry
As the President of Women in Fire, Operations Chief Amy Hanifan is responsible for the international organization that provides support, education and advocacy for women serving in the fire industry. Amy joins Fireman Dan to examine the challenges faced by female firefighters and the solutions her organization is working hard to implement. They also discuss the upcoming International Women in Fire Conference being held September 28th thru October 1st in Spokane, Washington.
32 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
How to Develop the Courage to Lead
Dave Cornell is a speaker and author who helps people learn to lead more courageous lives. In this episode, he shares his inspiring story of finding courage while dealing with job loss, financial troubles and depression, and he shares three simple steps individuals can use to develop courage in their own lives. He and Fireman Dan also discuss the importance of speaking up when you see something wrong in the workplace, and he explains how your fear can impact the people around you.
33 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
The Value of Leadership Coaching
Chuck Carringer is an executive coach who helps leaders grow in their professional performance and overall development. In this episode, he joins Fireman Dan to explain why hiring a coach can help leaders at all levels of an organization. He also discusses five factors that make up a successful coach-client relationship, outlines some common leadership blind spots, and provides insight into the new leadership challenges many people have faced during the pandemic.
29 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
How to Find the Right Wingman and Lead with Integrity
Lieutenant Colonel Waldo Waldman spent 27 years in the Air Force, and he saw firsthand how having the right wingmen can transform the outcome of a mission. Today, Waldman is a coach, speaker and bestselling author of Never Fly Solo. He joins Fireman Dan to discuss some of the lessons in his book, including the qualities to look for in a wingman and the importance of building a network of support when serving in a leadership role.
35 minutes | May 31, 2021
The Ethical Responsibilities of Firefighters, Chiefs and Officers
Scott Walker, a 30-year fire service veteran and author of Fire Service Ethics, joins Fireman Dan for a conversation about ethics and values in the fire industry. He explains how social media and changing cultural values have impacted the ethical dilemmas fire fighters face throughout their careers, and he emphasizes the importance of training company officers to lead well. Scott also shares how the lessons in his book can help fire service professionals as they progress through their careers.
26 minutes | May 10, 2021
Leadership Lessons from a College Basketball Coach
Lennie Acuff, head coach of Lipscomb University’s men’s basketball team, joins Fireman Dan to discuss some of the key components of leadership he’s learned throughout his coaching career. He explains what he looks for in new recruits and describes the process of helping his players adopt the program’s core values. Lennie also talks about his experience with stepping into a new coaching role and learning to blend his own philosophy with the existing culture.
34 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
A Mission, Vision and Value-Based Approach to Fire Service Branding, Part 2
Author, lecturer and consultant Chief Kris Blume joins Fireman Dan to explain how fire chiefs can serve as a brand manager for their departments. He also stresses the importance of communicating your values and using them as a tool to connect with the broader community. This episode is part two of a two-part series on the importance of branding in the fire service industry.
26 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
The Importance of Branding within the Fire Service Industry, Part 1
Author and industry leader Chief Gary Ludwig returns to discuss with Fireman Dan his latest book, 401 Things Veteran Firefighters Can Teach You, and to share his insight into how fire departments can better develop a lasting connection with their surrounding communities. This episode is part one of a two part series on the importance of branding in the fire service industry.
20 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The Consulting Side of Industrial Safety and Risk Management
Brian Dunagan, CEO at IFO Group, a Texas-based independent consultancy specializing in providing advanced industrial safety, security and risk management services, joins Fireman Dan to discuss the role his company has in the investigative reporting process of fires and explosions, and how their findings can help improve future risk management procedures.
26 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
TEMA's Focus on Their Local and State-wide Emergency Service Partnerships
Director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Patrick Sheehan joins Fireman Dan to discuss how his team works closely with emergency service partners across the state to best prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters. This conversation will also appear as a full length video which can be viewed on Fireman Dan’s website - DanFireMan.com - as well as the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association page at TNFireChiefs.com
22 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
A Push for Higher Education for the Fire Service Industry
Doctor Haley Murphy, Associate Professor & Program Coordinator for the Fire and Emergency Management Administration at Oklahoma State University joins Fireman Dan to discuss her PhD program, how research-based instruction is improving the fire service industry, and what she believes the future of fire service looks like, with new technology and the pursuit of higher education.
22 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Jeff Mangrum on the Nashville Christmas Bombing
Jeff Mangrum, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has returned to discuss the explosion that shook downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. Jeff shares with Fireman Dan his role and responsibilities in that operation and the incredible work community partners offered to bring the city back online as quickly as possible.
32 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Coach Jody Adams on How Culture Is Defined by the Heart of its Leader
This conversation is the final part of a series of episodes focusing on organizational culture and its ties to leadership. Jody Adams-Birch is the former women’s basketball head coach at Wichita State University and current associate head coach at Southern Illinois. Coach Adams joins Fireman Dan to share what she believes are the essential values every great leader should demonstrate to build an effective team capable of winning humbly and losing with grace.
37 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Mike Robbins on Building a Culture of Authenticity and Appreciation
This conversation is the part of a series of episodes focusing on organizational culture and its ties to leadership. Mike Robbins, best-selling author, leadership expert and keynote speaker who specializes in helping organizations build a culture of authenticity and appreciation, joins Fireman Dan for a candid conversation on how leaders of all industries can establish effective, trusting relationships with their team members and improve overall performance within the organization.
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