Thursday, January 18, 2018

IGNITE - All Things Lead to One

All things lead to one. - Norman Maclean
All things lead to one. - Norman Maclean

[Photo: Baker River IHC]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Leadership Lunch: A Pet Rock That’s Not Gathering Moss

(Devanath/Pixabay)
My name is Ted Adams, and I’m just a little guy in the grand scheme of things. My job title says I’m an assistant supervisor to a 10-person crew. But, where I think it matters, I’m a friend, I’m a mentor, and I’m a leader. I started a little project called Leadership Lunch last year, and over the last 12 months people began to take notice. I still don’t know why, but I’m tickled with the all attention my pet rock has been given.

Monday, January 15, 2018

IGNITE: Life's Most Persistent and Urgent Question

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,  'What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.  [Photo: Tallac IHC]
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 
'What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr.

[Photo: Tallac IHC]

Thursday, January 11, 2018

IGNITE: Creating Meaningful Relationships and Changes

Leadership makes us aim our efforts, give of ourselves, and create meaningful relationships and changes.    Brendon Burchard, The Student Leadership Guide  [Photo credit: Tallac IHC]
Leadership makes us aim our efforts, give of ourselves, and create meaningful relationships and changes. - Brendon Burchard, The Student Leadership Guide
[Photo credit: Tallac IHC]

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Choices, Choices, Choices - Too Many Choices

what's your choice graphic
(Photo credit: Pixabay/Geralt)

Have you experienced the discomfort of too many choices?

I recently went to lunch with a group of friends. Our first decision was where to go. The choices seemed endless, but we managed to narrow the choice down to three and eventually pick one.

Monday, January 8, 2018

IGNITE: Move Them Toward Commitment

Leaders must not only have their own commitments, they must move the rest of us toward commitment. - John W. Gardner  [Photo credit: Plumas IHC]
Leaders must not only have their own commitments, they must move the rest of us toward commitment. - John W. Gardner
[Photo credit: Plumas IHC]

Thursday, January 4, 2018

IGNITE: Unified Action

Leadership is not a starring role. True leadership describes unified action of leaders and followers working together to jointly achieve mutual goals. It is collaborative.   ~ Gilbert Fairholm ~
Leadership is not a starring role. True leadership describes unified action of leaders and followers working together to jointly achieve mutual goals. It is collaborative. ~ Gilbert Fairholm
[Photo credit: Baker River IHC]

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

From Scrooge to Change Agent

Dicken's A Christmas Carol with Scrooge and Marley
(Photo credit: John Leech [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Leadership is about creating change that you believe in. - Seth Godin, Tribes

Last month, studied Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol which got me thinking about leadership and change.

Scrooge is taken on a journey to the past, present, and future by his old friend and business partner Jacob Marley. The opening lines of the story is "Marley is dead." Marley visits Scrooge in an attempt to do what he himself cannot do--change his ways before he dies.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

IGNITE: Happy 2018!

Fire leaders bring order to chaos, improve our people’s lives, and strengthen our organizations.   ~ Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 6 ~

Fire leaders bring order to chaos, improve our people’s lives, and strengthen our organizations.

~ Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 6 ~

Thursday, December 28, 2017

IGNITE: Without Followers

Without leaders, there are no followers. You’re a leader. We need you.   ~ Seth Godin, “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” ~  (wildland fire crew walking to crew buggies)

Without leaders, there are no followers.
You’re a leader.
We need you.

~ Seth Godin, “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” ~

[Photo credit: Redding IHC]