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Emergent Leadership: Rubber Meets the Road: Personal Growth, Complementary Teams and Leadership

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Are some people more cutout for leadership than others? Do innate attributes make a leader, or can leadership be learned?

Join Seth Komansky, deputy director and chief of operations for Wake County (NC) EMS, as he opens up to hostess Brett Lyle about his personal experiences and lessons learned. Chief Komansky shares stories about the book club they established to facilitate growth, explains why personal growth plans are crucial for team building and how decentralizing command benefits employees, leaders and agencies.

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We discuss emergent leadership in the context of incident management and command presence, recognition primed decision-making and the value in being uncomfortable.

Seth explores management of varying personnel strengths and perspectives and shares the one quick, but critical question he asked, immediately, as he stepped into his titled leadership role.


Welcome to Emergent Leadership where we connect with passionate leaders who just have to share their stories, perspectives, and most importantly, lessons learned.

The need is urgent, the events are critical, and the you of tomorrow is just an episode away!

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