Leaving the World of Standard Operating Procedures

The current challenging events of today require the decentralization of leadership and empowerment of talented firefighters on the front lines. This contrasts with the hierarchical leadership that dominates the fire service across all spectrums. In a complex system, such as fire rescue, everything has side effects. Experience teaches us that centralized command and control doesn’t work.

Watch this Inno-Versity Inno-Mation adapted from Captain David Marquet’s talk on Greatness, and is based on his book, Turn the Ship Around!

How do you decentralize leadership in your fire department?

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