The Four Words That Count Most

EMS organizations are usually one degree of separation away from politics. Public sector organizations are governed by Councils or Boards of Supervisors, private sector companies have shareholders and executive boards. If those who lead our EMS organizations are not politically aware and astute at navigating the rocky waters of achievement and funding then no matter how good or efficient an organization, they can be overturned by four political words: “All Those In Favor.” If you have an inability to influence those who govern, then be prepared to be out-voted or worse, voted off the island.

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