Attributes of Leading

Attributes of Leading (AoL) is designed to build more effective fire service leaders of all ranks. is a highly interactive, real-world applicable, 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 twelve essential qualities of effective leading:

  • Competence
  • Constructive influence
  • Grit
  • Humility
  • Presence
  • Resilience
  • Self-mastery
  • Self-regulation
  • Stepping up
  • Trust
  • Vigilance
  • Wellness
  • Through a process of view, review, introspection, and discussion, the program challenges attendees 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, combined with 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 twelve attributes.
    Both delivery models are available at no charge to the requesting department.
  • Feedback from participants attending the inaugural rollout and subsequent deliveries has been overwhelmingly positive. Fire departments across the country are including the Attributes of Leading program into their officer development and continuing education curricula.

For more information on arranging an Attributes of Leading delivery for your department, contact John Tippett at [email protected].