"That's never going to work", "We've tried that before", "The problem is..." Does this sound familiar? Do your good ideas get shot down before you or others have a chance to finish a sentence? It only takes a few times before people start feeling unappreciated and develop an attitude of "Why bother?". Research has shown people and organizations have a natural tendency towards negative bias, the idea that a $20 loss will have a bigger effect than a $20 gain. Negative feedback (or perceived negative comments) typically stimulates the body's sympathetic nervous system, the Fight or … [Read More...]
What the EMS Leadership Academy Can Do
Leadership is more than a position or a title – It’s a desire to bring out the best in others. Our foundational training programs will enhance participant's capacity to be an effective leader in the world of Emergency Services Organizations and beyond. You will learn how to influence others without manipulation or coercion, bring out the Best in others, and begin to create a vision others want to follow.
- Cause positive sustainable change
- Create an exciting environment that thrives
- Enhance your leadership skills and develop leadership in others
- Have conversations without conflict Advanced strategies for designing a sustainable organization by bringing a vision into reality, holding others accountable and not doing it all yourself will solidify the successful future of your organization. Learn more about our courses.
Begin to positively impact retention & morale through EMS leadership development. This series of programs provides the framework for being the leader people want to follow. Redefine the culture & standards of conduct in your agency to have members who are engaged, unified and inspired to give their best! There are many key distinctions essential to the success of any leader. In this powerful and practical program participants will learn new ways of thinking and cutting edge strategies to significantly enhance their ability to lead their organization and develop the leadership … [Read More...]
"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." - Joseph Campbell When's the last time you felt truly alive or were in the present moment experiencing life vs. hurrying, frantically trying to get it all done? Most professionals today struggle to stay ahead of the game and are sacrificing the things that are most important to them in order to stay afloat. Especially in emergency services, we're used to operating in emergency mode. The good news is: our lives don't have to operate in the same emergency mode. 99% … [Read More...]
All too often self-care is the first thing to go when we are under stress. It can feel frivolous or like a luxury when there are so many things demanding our attention. We implore you to reconsider that thinking. The MOST IMPORTANT element for peak performance to occur is physical and mental well-being. Study after study has shown this to be true. The basics of adequate nutrition, exercise and sleep must be in place in order for human beings to function at their best and be optimally productive. What are you doing to take care of yourself? Do you have a structure in place for … [Read More...]
As leaders, sometimes we don’t want to hear the bad stuff. We don’t want to hear the reasons why not. We don’t to hear more of what people are gossiping and complaining about. We don’t want to hear it, mostly, because we don’t know what to do with dissent. That’s where the shift needs to occur. Consider there is nothing to do with dissent except hear it. You’re the leader. You don’t need to fix every person’s problem. That’s not your job. Your job is to articulate, design and set a course to achieve some vision. And frankly, you’re a bit crazy to expect that people won’t have dissent … [Read More...]