Leadership

HANDLING UNJUST CRITICISM

Issue 12 and Volume 151.

HANDLING UNJUST CRITICISM BY JOHN M. BUCKMAN “If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won`t matter. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.” –Abraham Lincoln Everybody knows how to do my job, and many think they know how to do it better. At least, that`s what they want me to believe. So many people (who have never had the job) give advice to the fire chief. They don`t understand the nature of the fire service or that of the volunteer fire…

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