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Leadership Alive #13: Shortages, Unhappy Employees, and the Great Leadership Opportunity

These are truly challenging times to lead. Staffing shortages and employee restlessness abound. Costs and expectations continue to rise. The national economic and political instability is likely to continue. But it is always the storm, not the calm, that develops the best captains and ships. Great challenges - when leveraged appropriately - offer great opportunities. In this edition of Leadership Alive, John and Aarron offer a candid and hard-hitting guide for growing leadership, building teams, and strengthening organizational culture during tough times.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS.

Leadership Alive #12: Why Supervisors Are More Important Than Ever

Have you noticed how supervisor motivation goes up and down? It should be no surprise; these key people are often at the epicenter of what's happening in operations. Short staffing, busy days, big calls, internal drama - all fall on the supervisor's shoulders. How supervisors perform is directly related to how they are selected, prepared and supported. Yet, because we operate in environments of chronic scarcity, we throw them an 'attaboy' and hope it's enough. It's not. In this Leadership Alive, Aarron and John will share what they're learning about supervisors in the post-COVID world and how to make the right investment in these frontline culture creators.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS.

Leadership Alive #11: Talking about Expectations

Talking about Expectations. In this month's Leadership Alive, Aarron and John discuss how and why talking about expectations is crucial to great leadership. Learn how to talk about expectations and why we typically avoid doing so. Tune in and hear how to convert expectations into greater accountability, happier teams and forward-moving organizations.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #10: The Leadership Mindset, Part II

The Leadership Mindset, Part II: External Victories.  We continue the conversation about thinking like an executive and how leaders at all levels can strengthen their leadership mindset. In this month's installation of Leadership Alive, Aarron and John discuss the tools and strategies for leading that result in public and shared success. Great leaders understand, moreover, how success and the external victories we share as a team are connected to the internal work we do.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #9: The Leadership Mindset

The Leadership Mindset.   The path to great leadership is varied, but cultivating a leadership mindset is critical. When leaders get clear about building an executive mindset, they become more effective at influencing their people in the right direction. In this month's Leadership Alive, Aarron and John will discuss what thinking like an executive means, and how leaders at all levels can strengthen their leadership mindset. Learn how and why to lead without micromanaging, delegate effectively, and get comfortable with (and find the value in) non-productive time. In Part I, John and Aarron discuss the internal work of developing a leadership mindset.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #8: Having Real Conversations, Part II

Having Real Conversations, PART II.  In today's climate of fragmented and fast-paced communications, true conversation appears to be a lost art. Yet leaders are called on to engage their employees in ways that unite and strengthen the organization. In this month's Leadership Alive, John and Aarron continue getting real about conversation. Listen in as they discuss why having "connecting conversations" is crucial to leading, and also, how communicating expectations is key to leading today's workers.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #7: Having Real Conversations

Is conversation dead? In today's climate of broken communications and soundbite news, true conversation seems to be going extinct. Yet leaders are called on to cut through the static, listen to employees and respond in ways that increase engagement and strengthen the organization. In this month's Leadership Alive, John and Aarron explore why listening to and leading employees in "real" conversations matters. What is a "real" conversation? How do you have it? What conversations do you need to be having right now? Tune in for a lively and informative conversation - about conversations!

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly hour-long webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #6: Leading through Uncertain Times

How does one lead amid the "Great Resignation"? What does leadership look like, given all the uncertainty afoot in this unusual era? What's going on with workforce these days? We will discuss what we see emerging with workforce, how it might impact the future of the industry, and how leaders can best position their organizations during these times of change, all while adapting and leading toward a desirable future.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly 60-minute webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #5: Making the Time to Lead

The act of leading often gets deferred until all the management tasks are checked off. Consequently, true leadership -- clarifying where you are going and influencing people to do extraordinary things -- doesn't happen. How are you doing with time and reserving the time to lead? Are you doing as much leading as managing? In May's Leadership Alive session, John and Aarron talk about the structure of a leader's time and day, investing your resources in genuine leadership, and the art of prioritizing what truly makes things better.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly 60-minute webinar series on leadership in EMS. 

Leadership Alive #4: Rising Above Blame

“Who’s responsible for this?!!” is the go-to question in our world today. When goals are unmet or things go wrong we are eager to blame someone. Blame is a rarely discussed leadership topic but one with important implications for our ability to successfully influence, dispel fear, and lead organizational success. Blame or attribution is deeply connected to culture, accountability, and improvement. In this episode of Leadership Alive, John and Aarron discuss blame, attribution errors, and how we can rise above the blame game.

This video is part of "Leadership Alive," our monthly 60-minute webinar series on leadership in EMS.