My personal philosophy of leadership involves creating an environment where the employee can excel. Although most emergency scenes require a military style of management, the rest of the job does not normally entail this. I believe that the employee who is able to participate in decision making and to manage entire “sections” of his or her job is happiest. I assign employees tasks, such as prefire inspection management, direction of pub-ed programs, and so on. I am available to assist as a resource, but they are given the freedom to “run with the ball.