Leadership starts on day 1!

This is just one massive piece of leadership wisdom that you are going to get as you listen to episode #156 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast!

That’s because you’re going to learn ‘Leadership Lessons From Canada’s 2nd Female Firefighter' and our guest is Shirley Benson.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why it is so important to learn how to take direction as a young leader

  • The critical significance of concise communication

  • How to keep up morale

  • Why gender was not a factor in Shirley’s progression through the ranks because merit was rewarded instead

  • Why you can only succeed as a leader when you enable the people below you to do their work

  • Why it is so important to laugh and not take yourself too seriously and more

Shirley Benson

Shirley Benson

Shirley Benson worked with the Edmonton Fire Dept from 1988-2019. Throughout her career she worked through the ranks from firefighter to Captain (in charge of a crew), Station officer (in charge of a hall, the crews in the hall and a junior officer) then to District Chief (in charge of 5 halls, all the crews and officers and more than 70 people).

You can get in touch with Shirley at marcopolosb@hotmail.com

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