FirefighterToolbox Podcast/ Internet Radio Show Episode #015
Interview with Dave Stachowiak, Ed.D.
About this Episode:
One of the most frustrating things to learn is how to motivate and lead in the fire station. Many of us become good firefighters and then promote or get voted into an officer position. What we realize once in that position is that its a completely different ball game.
We go from being one of the guys/firefighters to “the Boss”. It’s not fun having to reprimand our friends and how do we get the people with more experience motivated to follow us?
This episode dives into this specific area of how to motivate and lead in the fire station. We spend more time in the fire station than at the fire ground and it takes a different style in the fire station than on the fire ground to lead.
- What are the differences?
- What can we do to become a better leader in the fire station?
- How can we motivate our crew?
- How do we get them to follow us and do what we say without pulling our rank?
We will discuss these questions and shed some light on how to overcome these challenges in this episode.
About Dave Stachowiak, Ed. D.:
Dr. Dave Stachowiak (STA-HOE-VEE-ACK) is the host and producer of Coaching for Leaders, a weekly podcast that challenges people to look inward to improve their practical skills in communications, human relations, and personal productivity…so they can create more prosperity and peace in their spheres of influence.
In addition to the Coaching for Leaders community, Dave serves as senior vice president of Dale Carnegie Training of Southern Los Angeles and vice president of his own firm, Innovate Learning. At Dale Carnegie, Dave has been recognized with multiple international sales awards and listed as one of top instructors in the global business, per client evaluations. Through his work, he has served many organizations in training, coaching, and facilitation roles, including the Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil, American Honda, and the University of California system. He’s been honored to engage almost 2,000 leaders across the United States in training and coaching to enhance their human relations and communications skills, while supporting them through online learning and on site learning communities.
He also teaches graduate courses in education, leadership, and technology at Vanguard University of Southern California.
About the FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show
The FirefighterToolbox Podcast/Internet Radio Show is audio program for up and coming firefighters and leaders who want to become better at the ever evolving skill of firefighting and to continue growing into a better leader. We interview great firefighters and officers and others who can bring great ideas, insights and information and share it with us so we can take our skills to the next level. New episodes every Tuesday. (Most listen to it on the commute to work, working out, doing chores or as a company training.)
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