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 take years to acquire In this book you ll learn Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and won t enforce Why leading by example and from the front doing, not saying is critical to your success Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss....
|Title||:||From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership|
|Publisher||:||Fire Engineering Books Videos December 11, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||418 pages|
|File Size||:||591 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership Reviews
While I'm sure the author is a great leader, he should not have written a book or at least had someone do it for him. I agree with him 100% but this book is very repetitive and goes in the same circle over and over. I had to get this for a promotion exam in the fire dept. and feel that it could be a good book if it were cut in half ,but 400 pages of the same point reworded takes a toll on the human mind. He should have put trust in the reader that his message was received the third time around before reaching ch 4. This book has good points, but needs to be put in a logical and applicable order. On the next edition , please proof read as I'm sure there will be a 2nd edition , which inevitably is what these writers do to keep making money off of those that have to purchase these books.
Was able to take some good and applicable points from this read, but the delivery is horrible. Author spends way too much time talking about himself istead of getting to the point. It's almost as if he had a quota of 370 pages, and had to find filler. The book is very repetitive, and the author contradicts himself from time to time. Also, it's a hard read at times, considering the many grammatical errors. Book could have been 100 pages and accomplished the goal more efficiently.
I am dissapointed with the organization and format of the CDs themself. I am only on disk 6 right now and already 1 disk is labelled wrong or the narrator called it the wrong disk and the beginning of one of the chapters is cut off. I agree with the person that complained about it being 17 disks. Certainly, they could have used a different format that would have been more user friendly. As far as putting it on a phone or mp3, it's a bit of work to get them transferred and I'm still working on it. The disks do play well in the car. The narrator has a great reading voice, except for a couple mispronunciations of technical terms. You get the gist of the material, but I would recommed buying the book on this one and getting a different audio book. I'm going to leave the material itself alone. I'm reading (or rather listening) to this for a promotional process so my oppinion on the that part of it doesn't matter.
I'd give it zero if I could. Repetitive and repulsive. Author talks about how great he is 1/3 of the time and the rest of the time contradicts himself.
This book is terrible. The author rambles and contradicts himself throughout the book. It Cleary did not have an editor that read it through. Not to mention that it has a very negative tone toward his former dept and other government agencies. Just a complete waste of time.
Seriously, 17 disks? File information isn't even the same from disk to disk so that when you put them into iTunes they end up in the same place. I'm not an iTunes guru, and maybe someone could explain it to me, but 17 disks is an inconvenient way to use this material.
No, it doesn't read like a professional author wrote it. But it doe's speak like a professional who was good at his job wrote it. The book is full of common sense fire service principles. I see the person who likes this book as the person who detests "do as I say, not as I do." This book helped me nail my officer test.
Hard to read