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1

What are performed to ensure that each firefighter knows which type of performance is expected while on the job and where he or she stands in relation to those expectations?

regular evaluations

2

What are essential components of a firefighter's development?

evaluation and discipline

3

What is intended to help the employee recognize problems and make corrections to improve performance or behavior?

positive discipline

4

What is intended as punishment for unsatisfactory behavior, or failure to respond appropriately to positive discipline?

negative discipline

5

Discipline should be progressive.

Moving from positive to negative and from minor to major.

6

What should be a continual supervisory process, not a special event that is performed only when a scheduled rating has to be submitted?

performance evaluation

7

When is feedback on individual performance most effective?

When delivered as soon as possible after an action or incident.

8

What is a moral, mental, and physical state in which all ranks respond to the will of the leader?

discipline

9

What is based on encouraging and reinforcing appropriate behavior and desirable performance?

positive discipline

10

What is based on punishing inappropriate behavior or unacceptable performance?

negative discipline

11

What refers to starting out to correct a problem with positive discipline and then increasing the intenstiy of the discipline if the individual fails to respond to the positive form?

progressive discipline

12

What is the key to positive discipline?

To convince the parties that they want to do better and are capable of and willing to make the effort.

13

What is the starting point for positive discipline?

To establish a set of expectations for behavior and performance.

14

How can positive discipline be reinforced?

By recognizing improved performance and rewarding excellent performance.

15

What is a key factor in ensuring success for fire companies?

teamwork

16

What is one of the most effective strategies within the realm of positive discipline?

empowerment

17

What is the first level of negative discipline, considered "informal" by many organizations?

oral reprimand, warning, or admonishment