Communicate or not to communicate

Communication (Leader in the forest fire departmentp. 22)

Communication is the main tool for creating an effective command climate. The ability to communicate effectively is universally considered one of the most important leadership behaviors.

Communication is the foundation on which we build trust and enable our teams to develop cohesion. Effective communication is a two-way process. Good leaders actively listen to build trust with others. Communication allows us to communicate goals and intentions, to break the chains of error and to improve the awareness of the situation. Leaders are aware of the central role that communication plays in the ability to lead and always strive to become better communicators.

Communication is essential to the success of leadership. Without good communication skills, all of our leadership is compromised. Communication is so important that the The Forest Fire Leadership Development Program makes it a primary responsibility at the follower level.

Everyone does not know how to communicate well. some are horrible. The good news is that the art of communicating can be learned. The best way to improve is to practice. Introverts and extroverts can hone their skills. The most important thing is to be aware of your weaknesses and work tirelessly to overcome obstacles and pitfalls.

Leadership Challenge in Forest Fires – Fucking A Little Further

Technology is transforming communication. This humorous video highlights the impact of technology on our ability to communicate.

  • Identify the barriers to communication presented by a conference call.
  • How could you mitigate these obstacles?
  • Face-to-face communication also has its limits. Discuss some of these limitations.

Thanks to Jeff Arnberger, BLM Fire Operations, for bringing this video to our attention.