There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and earning promotional opportunities, but if your only goal is to step over those under your command to reach the next promotional opportunity—then kindly step aside for real leaders to assume those roles. Promotions should be multiple floors of opportunity and growth, not a ladder to the top.

STAY FIRE UP, and if you are in a command position, be in command!

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I created this cartoon three months ago, submitted it to the magazine two months ago, received the March edition in the mail five days ago, but today this cartoon has a little more gravity… again.

Please – if you need help, reach out. If you see someone hurting, reach out. Even if you suspect someone is going through a struggle, reach out. Sometimes a simple act of kindness can pull someone back from that point of no return.

March Fire Engineering Magazine editorial cartoon.