The Furnace of Leadership Development – Molding Integrity and Character in Today's World

The Furnace of Leadership Development
187 Pages
Java House Publishing
ISBN 978-1-7330735-0-9

“In the absence of leadership, decisiveness vaporizes, indecision rules, and talent walks out the door.”

Do you feel your leadership skills don’t measure up? Have you been left with the impression that leadership is an easy path? Are you afraid to ask questions about leadership for fear others will think less of you?

Join Rick at the firehouse kitchen table for a cup of coffee and insight into the challenges faced by leaders. You’ll learn: • The pain and rewards of INTEGRITY • The need for strong relationships to BUILD TRUST • Why organizational MONSTERS are created • To EMBRACE the chaos of decision-making • How to develop a leadership ACTION PLAN … and so much more!

Dive into the furnace, become a leader with character, and take action when others won’t.

Rick Davis

About Rick Davis (Fort Collins, Colorado Author)

Rick Davis

Rick Davis is the president of Impactus! Cultivating Today’s Leaders and a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. Rick is a retired battalion chief from the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) in Colorado. He is also the author of The Furnace of Leadership Development. He worked as a firefighter for thirty-seven years and with LFRA for over twenty-nine. During his time with LFRA, Rick served as a shift commander and training chief. He led several programs including the hazardous materials team, wildland firefighting program, and recruiting program. Rick is a veteran of both the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps.

Over the course of his career, Rick has spoken about and taught leadership and decision making to fire service, industry, and church groups. He wrote two research papers on situational awareness and tactical decision making under stress, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration, a M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

Originally from New Jersey, he lives in Loveland, Colorado with his wife and their dog, Java. Rick is a student of leadership and military history, and he finds studying the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863 of great interest.