Going for Gold

Going for Gold

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Ronny Coleman, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, brings years of experience to bear in this unique and practical resource providing a realistic appraisal of what it takes to a be a successful fire chief. Focusing first on the candidate, then on the administration of a fire department, Going for the Gold will help readers understand how to prepare for the job, making the transition, and what is required for a successful track record. The emphasis is on competition, and then the challenge that a fire chief faces on a day-to-day basis, including how to retain and improve upon the traditional values of the job. It covers the specifics of how a person actually applies leadership and decision making concepts on a daily basis.(Keywords: Fire Officer)
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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 147.32 x 589.28 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766808688
  • 9780766808683

Table of contents

GOING FOR THE GOLD: THE PREPARATION PROCESS: When were the Good Old Days? Getting into the Playoffs -- the Decision to Try for Chief. How do You Measure Up? What They Never Teach You at the Fire Academy. Are You Ready for the Spotlight or Are You Deer in the Headlights? Principles of Stewardship? MAKING THE TRANSITION: Transition. Transplants and Timing. The 100 Day War. Cleaning Out the Closet. Juggling Eggs. Chainsaws and Hand Grenades. High Performance Teams. Visioning. Is This a Marathon or a 100-Yard Dash? Scanning the Horizon. Working With an Outside Consultant. STEERING. ROWING OR BAILING OUT: Eagles. Tigers or Turtles. Whose Department is This Anyway? Black Eyes. Bloody Nose and Bullies - Conflict Resolution. KEYSTONING YOUR CAREER: Getting into the Winning Circle - Personal Achievement. Eye on the Compass - Hand on the Tiller. Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel or is it Another Train? When is the Honeymoon Over and the Divorce Beginning? Bibliography. Glossary. Index.
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GOING FOR THE GOLD: THE PREPARATION PROCESS: When were the Good Old Days? Getting into the Playoffs -- the Decision to Try for Chief. How do You Measure Up? What They Never Teach You at the Fire Academy. Are You Ready for the Spotlight or Are You Deer in the Headlights? Principles of Stewardship? MAKING THE TRANSITION: Transition. Transplants and Timing. The 100 Day War. Cleaning Out the Closet. Juggling Eggs. Chainsaws and Hand Grenades. High Performance Teams. Visioning. Is This a Marathon or a 100-Yard Dash? Scanning the Horizon. Working With an Outside Consultant. STEERING. ROWING OR BAILING OUT: Eagles. Tigers or Turtles. Whose Department is This Anyway? Black Eyes. Bloody Nose and Bullies - Conflict Resolution. KEYSTONING YOUR CAREER: Getting into the Winning Circle - Personal Achievement. Eye on the Compass - Hand on the Tiller. Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel or is it Another Train? When is the Honeymoon Over and the Divorce Beginning? Bibliography. Glossary. Index.
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