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Whether you're a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management book you'll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool — tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire.

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Sargent, a fire service veteran, provides a guide to leadership and management for those transitioning from firefighter to officer. Based on his experiences and that of others, he outlines the details he wishes he had known, including the organizational foundation for leadership, people skills, tips on being a leader, maintaining education and training, understanding and enforcing policy, evaluating and compensating people, prejudice, diversity, sexual harassment, anger and violence in the workplace, decision-making, accountability and responsibility, planning, teams, and change. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

(Chapter 1) & The Organizational Foundation for Leadership

(Chapter 2) Knowing Yourself and Others

(Chapter 3) & Universal rules for survival

(Chapter 4) & Keeping the Humanity in your Leadership

(Chapter 5) & Being tested as a new leader

(Chapter 6) & Maintaining technical competence

(Chapter 7) & Understanding and enforcing policy

(Chapter 8) & Evaluating People

(Chapter 9) & Prejudice, Diversity and sexual harassment

(Chapter 10) & Anger and violence in the workplace

(Chapter 11) & Decision Making & Its not Tarot Cards

(Chapter 12) & Accountability and responsibility

(Chapter 13) & Battle Field Firefighting

(Chapter 14) & Team life cycles & transitional team evaluation

(Chapter 15) & Team decision making

(Chapter 16) & Planning and implementation

(Chapter 17) & Change

(Chapter 18) & The Business of the Business

(Chapter 19) & When leadership fails

(Conclusion) & Changing organizational culture one individual at a time.

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Sargent, Chase
Fire Engineering Books
Fire Science
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
fire service leadership; chase sargent
Fire departments -- Management.
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