Forward Thinkers

May, Ben
April 2007
Fire Chief;Apr2007, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p40
Trade Publication
The author shares some observations, perspective and direction for the organizational effectiveness of the fire service community in the U.S. He said that the measurement of the effectiveness of any person, organization or business is the ability to fulfill its mission. As former fire commissioner, he learned that the effectiveness of the organization depends on good leadership, optimizing the strengths of its members while minimizing their weaknesses.


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