Becoming A Platoon Officer With The Bathurst Fire Department Essay

788 Words Oct 16th, 2015 4 Pages
In the next few years, I will have the opportunity to become a platoon officer with the Bathurst Fire Department. Sooner or later, I know I will have to deal with a situation similar to Norm Crosby. According to Blake and Mouton’s Management Grid, I already know what it feels like to be in the “Impoverished Management” group. Let me say it is not an approach I am considering to apply as a leader the day I move up in the rank structure. One of my former captain game me an advise one day, “aim for platinum settle for gold”, which is why with Norm Crosby, my strategy would be more leaning toward “Enlightened Management” where both people and production would ultimately be my concern. First and foremost, I would sit down with Mr. Crosby and initiated a dialogue. We need to make sure that he still understand the goal set by the Zenith Fire Department. Enquirer about his motivation toward his career even if it did not go the way he would a liked it. What future does he have with the department? Does he still have personal goal and objective that he would like to accomplish before retiring? Perhaps offer him other possibilities with the Zenith Fire Department. Why not establish a new career plan. I know he wants to retired in a few years but I would need to know if he wants to retired as a firefighter or as an officer. With this in mind, I would be able to provide him with the necessary tools to assist him to achieve his goal. It is also essential to…

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