Jump Seat leadership is all about leading regardless of your current position in the fire service. I’m talking about being an informal leader. Informal leaders make it simple; they lead. They don’t need a title, special permission, or a pat on the back, they lead because they know it’s crucial to the success of the fire service. You may not have a title, but you can lead.
Informal leaders gather and influence others around them to accomplish the mission and tasks at hand. Leaders wanted; bugle not required.Leadership at the informal level is becoming a lost art in the fire service. We lack men and women who are willing to lead regardless of their current position. Preparing yourself to lead at the informal level starts now, today. You may not carry a title, but it doesn’t mean you can’t influence others around you. You can lead from the jump seat.
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