Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation

Close this search box.

Mr. Andrew D. Thompson

My philosophy of leadership is simply to lead by example. Provide shift personnel and students with the directions, critical thinking skills, parameters, and tools to complete the task with minimal interference. Be available as a resource, mentor, and coach for personnel that need assistance. Allow members to complete tasks and assignments, while interacting only to provide positive or corrective feedback. Many fire department managers do not allow personnel to complete the task or even fail without intervention and micromanaging.