As a high-ranking officer of the FDNY, John Salka is an expert at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership.Read more...
As a high-ranking officer of the FDNY, John Salka is an expert at both practicing and teaching high-stakes leadership. In First In, Last Out, he explains the department's unique strategies and how they can be adopted by leaders in any field--as
he has taught them to organizations around the country. In a tough-talking, no-nonsense style, Salka uses real-world stories to convey leadership imperatives such as: first in, last out--your people need to see you taking the biggest risk, as the first one to
enter the danger zone and the last to leave
manage change--the fire you fought yesterday is not the one you'll be fighting tomorrow
communicate aggressively--a working radio is worth more than 20,000 gallons of water
create an execution culture--focus your people on the flames, not the smoke
commit to reality--never allow the way you would like things to be to color how things are
develop your people--let them feel a little heat today or they'll get burned tomorrow
Illustrated by harrowing real-life situations, the principles in First In, Last Out will help managers become more confident, coherent, and commanding.
On the web: http: //www.firstinleadership.com