Officer Development: Leaders Teach

BY FRANK VISCUSO Some people like to debate whether leaders are made or born. Most likely, some true leaders are born, but most are made-"self-made." A smart fire officer will concentrate on developing the leadership qualities and traits that are necessary for success. For the most part, leadership traits in any profession are universal. In the fire service, however, there are specific qualities that an officer absolutely must possess. Below, I define 13 leadership traits that firefighters and the public look for in a fire service leader and offer suggestions on developing the areas in which you feel you are lacking. Officers and firefighters in general who regularly demonstrate...

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