A Different View On The Promotional Process


A Different View On The Promotional Process

In our fire service journey, we come to the threshold of an important decision:

Do we take the next step?

Many of us prepare diligently for the process and do well. Let us stop for a moment and consider a few points:

Before we promote, we must perform an honest self assessment and ask these questions:

Have we put as much effort into our current position as we have preparing for the next one?

What are our underlying motivations for promotion? Financial reasons, authority, or is this about making a difference?

Are we preparing to pass the test or are we preparing to be an officer, a leader, and one who inspires others?

Many firefighters become disheartened after promotion because they had a false vision of their future reality.

The reality of leadership is this:

It’s not about you! It’s about serving, leading…

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