Response Leadership Podcast
Response Leadership is a podcast for anyone looking to add to their leadership toolbox. Each month, we will talk to thought leaders in law enforcement, fire and emergency services, infrastructure and safety, or cybersecurity to gain insights into the challenges leaders face in these disciplines. Not only for those in leadership roles, the podcast is for anyone looking to lead from their current position. New episodes are released on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts:
Leadership Insights on Human Trafficking Prosecution
Lindsey Lane, Senior Legal Counsel at the Human Trafficking Institute, dismantles common misconceptions about human trafficking and sheds light on the necessity of hiring passionate frontline workers. She delves into the personal challenges of leadership, discussing the need for setting boundaries and the significance of self-care in this emotionally demanding field.
Beyond Borders: Emergency Management in a Unique Setting
Josh Garcia, Emergency Management Coordinator of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, shares his experiences in building resilience within tribal communities. From the challenges of responding to a 500-year flood to navigating the complexities of tribal governance and stakeholder collaboration, Garcia’s story reflects valuable lessons learned from crises that have shaped Garcia’s approach.
Leadership Insights from OSHA Director of Training and Education
In this episode, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Director of Training and Education Bob Murphy discusses the importance of building bridges in the field of occupational safety. Discover how authentic, personable leadership can not only drive projects forward but also create lasting impacts on relationships.
Stop Your Bucket From Overflowing: A Focus on Mental Wellness
Grahame Jones, executive director of the 100 Club Central Texas, joins us to discuss the importance of being vulnerable and focusing on mental health as a leader.
Unveiling the Power of Servant Leadership
Dr. Reginald Freeman
Dr. Reginald Freeman, Chief Risk Officer with the HAI Group, delves into his experiences with servant leadership, emphasizing its departure from traditional autocratic leadership styles. He explains the philosophy’s core idea of inverting the organizational chart, placing leaders at the service of their teams. Dr. Freeman shares practical examples of servant leadership in action, from acknowledging individual achievements to involving team members in decision-making processes. The episode aims to inspire leaders to adopt this approach.
Addressing the Problem of Workforce Shortages
Sheriff Kelly Rowe
Kelly Rowe, Sheriff of Lubbock County, discusses how to recruit and retain the best talent in emergency response. As part of this, he shares tips about mentoring, addressing burnout, appealing to different generations, listening, and learning from mistakes.
Recruitment and Retention Through the Transformative Power of Listening
Carolyn Zerkle, Deputy Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, shares insights into recruiting and retaining top talent in a competitive industry and enhancing employee well-being through innovative programs. Discover how better listening can help you create a culture of continuous improvement where people can thrive and make a difference.
Innovation in Risk-Averse Environments
Kevin Sofen, Director of Innovation at W.S. Darley & Company, explains the importance of technology and innovation to emergency response. He delves into the significance of listening, user-centered problem-solving and a change management mindset in the adoption of technology.
Engage Your Team with Full-Spectrum Leadership
Dr. Reginald Freeman
Dr. Reginald Freeman, Fire Chief of the city of Oakland, outlines the principles of Full Spectrum Leadership, a holistic approach to leadership that focuses on achieving results, building effective relationships, energizing teams and modeling personal excellence, integrity, and accountability. These five pillars provide a comprehensive framework for leaders to succeed in their roles and positively impact their teams and organizations.
CHIP Mentality: Community, Honor, Integrity, and Pride
Chief Allen Banks
Allen Banks, Police Chief of the city of Round Rock, discusses leading by example and creating a cultural change in his department through his C.H.I.P. Model of leadership. The C.H.I.P. Model focuses on “getting the chip off your shoulder” and instead emphasizes C.H.I.P.—Community, Honor, Integrity and Pride.