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When It Comes To Being A Firefighter

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Since I have been in the workplace one of the phrases I hear a lot is, “I have to put out a fire.” What I have realized is that great managers are great at puttng out fires, but what makes a leader is that they are able to see far ahead and is able to prevent the fires before they occur. The main difference between leaders and managers I have noticed is that leaders prepare for the future while managers fix the now. As Smokey the Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires.”