Without a doubt, the strength of our communities begins with the confidence we place in the first responders that protect us all. Consequently, communities and local agencies today are having discussions that address that confidence or lack of confidence.
For that critical dialog to bear fruit, we must begin with an understanding of our individual and shared beliefs and values. The time is right, whether you are a corporate CEO, first responder, public advocate or anywhere in between, to take the time to be part of the public dialog and share your needs, concerns and personal values in an open, non-confrontational forum of respect and inclusion. This process does not have to be painful and time consuming, but it does have to be effective.
Academy Leadership has helped thousands of stakeholders by providing a JumpStart to the conversation by helping participants to first look at themselves introspectively then contribute to the conversation that describes a path that benefits both the organizations and communities that want to move forward together and improve their social environments and support organizations.
One of the world’s most revered CEO coaches, Marshall Goldsmith, encourages our process:
“Be human. It’s perfectly appropriate to say things like, ‘Here’s what I’m trying to improve, personally, not just business-wise. I want to listen better, or I want to be more present. I want to be more patient,’ or whatever it is for you. Just being a role model. Stand up and publicly say, ‘Here’s what I’m trying to improve.”