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Side Alpha Leadership

The Side Alpha Leadership Podcast explores leadership in all fields of work. Guests talk about leading people and making a positive mark in their hearts and minds, while creating a cohesive team to accomplish the desired goals of an organization 

Dec 1, 2020

This month I have a great conversation with Robert James (RJ) about training getting buy in from your shift and passing on what you have learned and motivating you people.  RJ is a career firefighter in the DC Metro area and the President and founder of Capitol Fire Training LLS. RJ has dedicated his fire service...

Nov 1, 2020

I am joined once again with my good friend Sam Villani. Sam and I talk about how to encourage your people.  Leaders say "I take care of my people" but do they walk the walk  or just talk the talk.

Taking care of them when they are down, boosting their confidence and letting them take the lead. 

As a leader it is...

Oct 1, 2020

This month I had the pleasure of talking to (ret) Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros. Anthony is the author of Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center and Understanding Unified Command. In this show we talk about succession planning and building up the new firefighters and line officers to one day take your position. ...

Sep 1, 2020

Fire Chief Tom Coe talks about his journey in the fire service as a rookie to becoming the Fire Chief and what leadership lessons he has learned along the way.

Aug 1, 2020

I sit down with my good friend and fellow Capitol Fire Training instructor (ret) FDNY Capt. Tony Tricarico. We discuss training, keeping your guys engauged, leading by example and protecting your shift from upper management.