Organizational Leadership in
the Wildland Fire Service

       Introduction & Overview
               to L-480




       ...
Approaches to Leadership
 Traits                   Authentic Leadership
 Skills                   Charismatic Leadersh...
Crossan, M., Vera, D., & Nanjad, L. (2008). Transcendent leadership:
Strategic leadership in dynamic environments. The Lea...
Colin Powell’s Leadership



                     Leadership of Self




                     Leadership of Others




   ...
Powell’s Leadership of Self
 Be prepared to piss       Simplify
  people off                Push the envelop
 Establis...
Powell’s Leadership of Others
 Promote a clash of       View people as
  ideas                     partners
 Pick the r...
Powell’s Leadership of Organizations
 Let change lead growth

 Let situation dictate strategy

 Close with the enemy


...
Leadership Tools & Skills




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Organizational Leadership in the Wildland Fire Service - Chapter 1 Slides

  1. 1. Organizational Leadership in the Wildland Fire Service Introduction & Overview to L-480 1
  2. 2. Approaches to Leadership  Traits  Authentic Leadership  Skills  Charismatic Leadership  Styles  Laissez-Faire Leadership  Situations  Transactional Leadership  Contingency Theory  Transformational  Path-Goal Theory Leadership  Theory of Work Unit  Transcendent Leadership Leadership  Team Leadership  Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX) 2
  3. 3. Crossan, M., Vera, D., & Nanjad, L. (2008). Transcendent leadership: Strategic leadership in dynamic environments. The Leadership Quarterly, 19, 569-581. 3
  4. 4. Colin Powell’s Leadership Leadership of Self Leadership of Others Leadership of Organizations 4
  5. 5. Powell’s Leadership of Self  Be prepared to piss  Simplify people off  Push the envelop  Establish trust  Make optimism a top  Walk the talk priority  Listen  Have fun in your  Be vigilant in details command  Be a disorganizer  Strive for balance  Check your ego at  Prepare to be lonely the door 5
  6. 6. Powell’s Leadership of Others  Promote a clash of  View people as ideas partners  Pick the right people  Challenge the pros  Listen  Don’t rely on charts  Seek consensus (but and titles don’t be ruled by it)  Trust those in the  Fit no stereotypes trenches  Simplify  Have fun in your  Push the envelop command 6
  7. 7. Powell’s Leadership of Organizations  Let change lead growth  Let situation dictate strategy  Close with the enemy 7
  8. 8. Leadership Tools & Skills 8

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