Setting a Goal Means Pushing Boundaries

Coleman, Ronny J.
November 2007
Fire Chief;Nov2007, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p32
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the importance of setting a goal in fire services in the U.S. He states that once the goal has been achieved, it becomes easier for other people to achieve the same goal. Accordingly, the fire service needs to be reminded that the goal-setting is not a case of regurgitating the status quo, rather, it changes the height of the bar or the level of effort required to achieve a specific task.


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