Step Up explains six critical "leadershipmoments"—everyday instances when you have a choice to shineor let opportunity pass you by. Based on their own research andextensive client work, Evans and Foster identify six regularlyoccurring moments and help you understand how to act wisely anddecisively when those moments arise, showing how to:Get Angry, Not StupidAvoid Terminal PolitenessDecide AlreadyAct When You are the ProblemLeverage PessimismReverse Momentum
Anyone can take advantage of opportunities to act as a leaderwhen the time is right—and reap the rewards. Step Upis a guide to exercising leadership when it matters most, boostingyour personal impact and effectiveness, and making a realdifference.
The stories that make up this unprecedented collection share many perspectives of the emergency service experience and offer invaluable, often hard-won, lessons learned. Every firefighter, from probie to veteran, can find something to take away from these factual, real-life, first-hand stories, which offer a range of emotions—from wit to heartache and basic common sense.
• Introductions by Billy Goldfeder to each chapter
• Chapters written by a very diverse group of more than 80 well-known fire service veterans
• Experiences of some of the best names in the fire service that most of us would not have the opportunity to learn from directly
Chief Goldfeder is donating 100% of his royalties equally to the Chief Ray Downey Scholarship and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Every contributor fully supported the benevolent mission of this book.