Poor leadership degrades trust, communication, and overall productivity on shifts and in stations.

Who Do You Want To Develop?

Specific Leaders

Are you looking to increase the leadership capacity of one or more of your department’s leaders? Equipping your officers to lead effectively in the firehouse is hard. We know the officer certification courses contain only the most basic material on leadership. I focus on providing that higher-level, individualized leadership development that your officers truly need.

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Entire Teams

Team effectiveness goes beyond individuals simply working together on the same shift or as part of the same staff. It is learning how to maximize the potential of people with unique skill sets and diverse personalities. It is knowing how to harness the different beliefs while avoiding damaging personality conflicts and dynamics that can interfere with productivity.

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Why First Responders Choose Me

Looking to build a solid foundation for your department’s leaders? Our leadership development workshops are a great option! These engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking seminars provide participants with knowledge that can be applied immediately.

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Observation and assessment of key leaders with near real-time feedback provided to capture important lessons and identify cause and effect. This observation occurs during the day-to-day operations, training, and maintenance at the firehouse and while in response to calls.

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Research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves, along with their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment. Our assessments allow leaders to look in the mirror and truly learn who they are.

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Your guide – Eric Savickas, Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret.)

Eric Savickas is a proven leader, as well as an expert teacher and trainer, with over 25 years of experience as an Army officer, university instructor, and leadership coach.

He formed Convergent Impact to provide military-inspired leadership training to those in the fire service working to make a difference each day. Eric uses his combat-tested leadership experience and practical lessons learned to help individual leaders and their departments develop, grow, and succeed.

Eric is a retired Army Field Artillery Officer who served 22 years on active duty in in a variety of leadership and staff positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. Most notably, he commanded multiple artillery units, served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, and led the Army ROTC detachment at Eastern Illinois University. Additionally, he served two combat tours in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Norwich University and a Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. Eric is DISC Certified and 12 Driving Forces® Certified through TTI Success Insights on behalf of Target Training International, Ltd.

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A Leader With Vision

In A Leader With Vision, author Eric Savickas revises Elbert Hubbard’s 1899 classic, A Message to Garcia, and takes on some of its outdated ideas. In this thought-provoking book, Savickas disputes Hubbard’s premise that employees are the problem and puts the responsibility on leaders to do better.

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