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Translating transformational leadership.(Leadership)

Terms like 'change' and 'transformation' and 'leadership' are so often spoken, so very rarely translated. The fundamental principles of transformational leadership, looking at the whole area around belief systems, how these can affect team dynamics and what they, as individuals, would be doing differently in future, was the subject of a workshop held recently at Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"Leadership is about knowing people. If we want to change the way people work, we need to change the way we work," says CFO lain Cox, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

As identified in the 2005 Leadership and Development Consultation Paper from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now the Department for Communities and Local Government) the Fire and Rescue Service faces significant challenges, the scale of which demands clear internal leadership. With this in mind, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) commissioned a series of training events designed to give its managers the skills needed to lead the organisation forward. …

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