Other standout chapters focus on the nuances of building trust, clear decision-making and execution and tools for aligning individual and organization goals. Those expecting a macho approach to high-stakes leadership will be pleasantly surprised. Salka embraces intuition as "your subconscious trying to offer up a life time of experiences" and he explains how "managing emotional triggers" are ways of gaining competitive advantage. Salka's inspiring and passionate vision of leadership is a combination of reality testing, self-knowledge, and a shared mission when the heat is on. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is a great read and covers a lot of life lessons in the fire house. If you have never heard John Salka speak, I highly recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Stephen Gallagher
I have had it for several days and have started reading it. I hope to encourage our local fire fighters to read it and see what they really are up against and how to make it all... Read morePublished 6 months ago by AK BC
Very informative book from a well rounded individual. Should be required college reading. This man has lived the book and has the fortitude to write about itPublished 6 months ago by MICHAEL G GORMLEY
My friend Ben Shideler bought this book, and this is what he has to say about it: First In, Last Out is a book about leadership in the fire service. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ruth Benander
Great leadership book that should make any member of your organization take pride, responsibility, and more interest in the department/district.Published 9 months ago by Ryne Mcnally
A great mentor, his writing style makes it easy to read and follow - He's not a preacher, he's a firemans fireman, the kind of Chief you'd want to work for. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ray Griffin
Not what I expected, but still a good read with many interesting stories. More tailored to a 'corporate exec' than a FF.Published 11 months ago by stevan l. cooper