If you are familiar with Leadership in Cinema, you may have seen a recent addition to the program called Fireline Leadership Challenges (or Leadership Challenges). The challenges are easy ways to foster leadership development whether in a group or individually.
Very brief descriptions of the challenges are listed below. For complete information, visit the Leadership in Cinema homepage at http://www.fireleadership.gov/toolbox/documents/lead_in_cinema.htm.
If you have created similar challenges and would like to share them with others, please send them to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Fireline%20Leadership%20Challenges.
Courage Under Fire
1. Engage the Professional Reading Program.
2. Participate in the US Airways Flight 1549—Competent Courage: Real-life Case Study.
Trail of Tears
1. Become a wildland fire mentor, mentee, or both.
2. Work with other wildland fire leaders in your area/agency to create a mentoring program.
1. Obtain a copy and read “The Leadership Teachings of Geronimo: How 19 Defeated 5000” by Donald J. Fielder and “You don’t Need a Title to be a Leader” by Mark Sanborn.
2. Implement a reading program at your home unit.
3. Read Lt. Col. Robert A. Garland’s Naval War College thesis titled “Physical and Moral Courage: An Essential Personal Attribute of a Successful Theater Strategic Commander” located at http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-in/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA494267&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf.
1. Learn more about yourself and your leadership style through informal (online) or formal assessment processes.
2. Leaders are readers. Expand your knowledge of the quite reader by obtaining a copy and reading “Leading Quietly” by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.
3. Obtain a copy of the 2004 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher The Numbers Tell the Story which touches on lessons learned and policies and procedures that came out of historical wildland fires.