This is a good question to ask yourself, and often.

Barry Posner asserts in this TEDx video that we follow people we believe that are credible – competent, honest, forward-thinking, and inspirational. He says, “People will not believe the message, if they don’t believe in the messenger.”

To better connect Posner’s wisdom to the fire service, check out what Wildland Fire Leadership has to say about the qualities a leader must possess for followers to follow.

Then ask yourself, “Why would anyone follow me?”

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