Whether you’'re a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership is a must-have management book you'’ll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds-barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool -- tricks of the trade that usually take years to acquire.In this book you'll learn:* Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations.* That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive.* How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things.* That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and won't enforce.* Why leading by example and from the front -- doing not saying -- is critical to your success.