That’s one suggestion Victor Angry has for those interested in becoming an effective leader.
Angry, a firefighter and EMT for the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD), has recently published a book called “Angry Leadership.”
The book focuses on seven leadership principles and lessons Angry has learned throughout life, according to a release.
Mentorship and tenacity are among the topics covered in “Angry Leadership,” which is available for purchase on VictorAngry.com.
Angry, as a member of the DCVFD, passes on his wisdom with local youth, including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
“We’ll talk a little bit about leadership and responsibility, and all those things that we have to do that are behind the scenes of leadership but those things go with making you a leader,” he said. “So, I just try to pass that forward to put a little bit of spark in these youth about what leadership is and how they can grow in that throughout their life.”
Angry, the founder of A is for Angry LLC, — a leadership development company — also offers talks, training and individual consultation for companies, corporations and other organizations.
He encourages employers to be genuine and get to know their employees.
Employers can demonstrate leadership when their employee is having a bad day or struggling with a difficult situation, such as their mother passing away.
“You got a deadline to meet, but you see something going on in the face of that employee. Well, guess what? The deadline should become second nature, because that employee issue of the mother passing away — or whatever happens — should be real critical for that leadership,” Angry said. “And I think when you develop that kind of relationship, you get a match made in heaven. You get much more productivity and much more support.”