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How to Embrace The 4 Leadership Paradoxes

Unpredictable, unstable, non-linear, fast-paced – these are the staples of 21st-century innovation and collaboration. As the elements determining an organization’s effectiveness increase in number and type, paradoxes like maintaining control, while letting go of control and stressing continuity, while also stressing change, are becoming more relevant to leaders and their effectiveness.

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6 TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Eight years after I retired, following a successful and rewarding 26-year career with the Chesterfield (Va.) Fire and EMS Department, I wrote an article entitled 7 Truths About Fire Service Retirement. But you’re not reading this because you’re retired, are you? You’re either just starting your fire service career or you’re early into that journey or

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How to Effectively Train Leaders for Large-Scale Incidents

Current training strategies are failing to prepare our leaders, whether they are first responders or non-responders such as those at businesses, schools, and houses of worship. We need training that emphasizes the critical nature of problem-solving skills required to handle a major incident. This is particularly true considering the multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency dynamics at work

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10 Principles of Effective Organizations

As organization development evolves alongside institutional practices and insights into human behavior, a big piece of the field is still missing: a set of principles that convey what organizations must do well to thrive. Organizations are adept at identifying specific problems and have at their disposal a host of interventions designed to resolve them, but

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