I feel the key to leadership is not power, but influence. Many individuals seem to be under the impression that to be influential they must be in a position of leadership or power. I feel that to make a real impact on the organization, I must be influential in whatever position I am placed. By establishing good habits and displaying motivation, initiative, and self-discipline I feel that I set an example for my coworkers. I take pride in mentoring new firefighters, sharing my experiences and setbacks all along my career. Through this behavior I feel that I am able to give back to my organization and my occupation as a whole, just as they gave to me when I first set foot within a firehouse.