Recently I was in a career coaching meeting with a group of fellow telecommunicators where the instructor advised that we should start formulating our “leadership mission statement” if we aspired to move up in our agency. The instructor encouraged us to begin thinking about what we wished to accomplish as formal leaders and what we would uniquely bring to the table as far as our values, ideals and philosophies are concerned.
In pondering this over several days, I finally settled on my leadership vision, “to train, develop and mentor the next generation of people-focused 9-1-1 telecommunicators. I want to be directly influential in producing 9-1-1 professionals who value heart and humanity at the core of all that they do and emphasize compassion in their job.”
Read the article [originally published in the March/April issue of PSC magazine].