Attributes of Leading

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Attributes of Leading is a highly interactive, practical, case study-based course available in two formats, Train-the-Trainer and direct course delivery. Both formats are 6 hours in length and best delivered to audiences of no more than 12 attendees. The program focuses on six qualities of leading: competence, grit, wellness, trust, humility, and self-regulation. Attributes of Leading is designed to build more effective fire service leaders of all ranks. Through a process of view, review, introspection, and discussion, the program seeks to stimulate leaders to focus on qualities that constructively influence members regarding overall performance, health and safety. Short videos for each attribute featuring firefighters and officers from across the country, as well as thoughtful words from the late Chief Alan Brunacini are used to stimulate discussion. The Train-the-Trainer delivery teaches how to deliver the program, while the direct delivery version takes attendees through the six attributes. Both delivery models are available at no charge to the requesting department. Feedback from participants attending the inaugural rollout has been overwhelmingly positive. Many are reporting infusing the Attributes of Leading program into their officer development and continuing education programs.