Five Alarm Leadership: From the Firehouse to the Fireground (Google eBook)

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Fire Engineering Books, 2013 - Education - 234 pages
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Rick Lasky and John Salka are two of the most dynamic and inspirational leaders in the fire service.†Their book, Five Alarm Leadership, is a compilation of leadership lessons learned, situations handled, decisions made, and problems solved during their combined 60-plus years of fire service experience. Also included is a special introduction by Chief (ret.) Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief of Fire Engineering magazine, outlining the nature of transformational leadership and its power to inspire excellence in the fire service.
  

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Contents

1DEFINING LEADERSHIP
1
2BROTHERHOOD
17
3MANAGERS ENFORCE RULES LEADERS PROMOTE
31
4SUPERVISION
45
5THINK OF A GREAT LEADER
65
6GETTING THINGS DONE
83
7INTEGRITY
103
8INITIATIVE
123
11INTEREST
161
12INSPIRATION
169
13INTENSITY
183
14INFORMATION
189
15WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU?
209
16ITS YOUR TIME TO LEAD
223
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
231
Back Cover
235

9INNOVATION
131
10INSIGHT
149

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About the author (2013)

Chief (ret.) Rick Lasky, a 34-year veteran of the fire service, served as chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for 12 years. Chief Lasky followed in his fatherís footsteps, beginning his career as a firefighter in the suburbs on the southwest side of Chicago and has been a line firefighter, firefighter-paramedic, company grade officer, training officer, and command-level officer. Lasky is the author of the best-selling book Pride and Ownership: A Firefighterís Love of the Job (Fire Engineering Books & Videos, 2006) and is the cohost for the radio show The Command Post heard on Fire Engineering Talk Radio. 
Battalion Chief (ret.) John Salka served 33 years with the New York Fire Department (FDNY), rising from firefighter to the rank of battalion chief and holding assignments in some of FDNY's most active and specialized units: Rescue Company 3 in upper Manhattan, Squad 1 in Brooklyn, Engine 48 in the Bronx, and the 18th Battalion in central Bronx where he attained the designation battalion commander. Chief Salka is the author of two books, First In, Last Out: Leadership Lessons From the New York Fire Department (Penguin Publishing, 2004) and The Engine Company (Fire Engineering Books & Videos, 2009).

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