Mike Lipkin_s 10 Strategies for ˙Keeping the FlameÓ - @ JEMS.com


Mike Lipkin_s 10 Strategies for ˙Keeping the FlameÓ


 
 

Shannon Pieper, Managing Editor of FireRescue magazine | | Tuesday, August 28, 2007


If there was a unifying concept behind this year_s Fire-Rescue International (FRI), it was support and safety ƒ the support that membership in the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) gives to fire officers and chiefs, and the attention to safety that must be paramount in everything that fire chiefs do, because the survival of their firefighters depends on them.

Keynote presenter Mike Lipkin, an author and motivational speaker, provided an inspiring and energetic start to the main part of the conference. With humor and energy, Lipkin walked the audience through 10 strategies for ˙keeping the flame,Ó noting that ˙when the fire dies down, the predators creep in.Ó His message was very much about living in the moment, making every action, every meeting, count.

  1. Be clear. Give opportunity the space.
  2. Be present. Act now.
  3. Be specific. Know what you want.
  4. Be authentic. Express yourself fully.
  5. Be courageous. Make friends with your fear.
  6. Be connected. Partner with others.
  7. Be vocal. Declare your commitment.
  8. Be generous. Pay it forward.
  9. Be brilliant. Live into the possibility.
  10. Be disciplined. Do the hard work.



Shannon Pieper is managing editor of FireRescue magazine, the official publication of the IAFC.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Glendale Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Excessive force was used on a combative patient.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Vancouver Chemical Fire Causes Major Response

Hazmat incident sends smoke over port neighborhood.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Plane Skids off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

Delta flight stops just short of Flushing Bay
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >