Fire Service Leadership: Team Building

By John K. Murphy Sir Walter Scott one stated that, "Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even more than by mental capacities." To me, this means that we need to have employees that are willing to work hard combined with the capacity to learn new material, whether that's on the job, at home, in school or life in general. Many of us remember learning our trade and wondering when the heck we'd use that newly acquired skill. We'd wonder why we were reading that chapter or doing that drill. Math was my problem. My dad was an engineer and he was all about applied science, string theory, and molecular engineering. Back in his day he used a slide rule be...

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