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The Leadership Crucible Newsletter 

Practical leadership advice delivered to your inbox, monthly.

Each month, Chief Bruegman will be releasing a newsletter, filled with practical leadership advice that he's collected over his career and in talking to those interviewed on The Leadership Crucible Podcast.

Join our mailing list to have these send to you automatically each month to ensure you don't miss out on these solid leadership takeaways.

Beginning in 2024, a $7/month subscription will go into effect for the Leadership Crucible newsletter to help support the development of the foundation’s leadership programs. You subscription is tax deductible.

PREVIEW THE LATEST EDITION

Volume 22 | May 2024

In this edition, learn about an important pillar in leadership: accountability. And discover if you stand above or below "the line."

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VOLUME 21

April 2024

In this edition, we discuss developing soft skills as a competitive advantage and more!

VOLUME 20

March 2024

In this edition, discover how courage is a key attribute and character trait that can significantly impact various aspects of our lives.

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VOLUME 19

February 2024

In this edition, we discuss how resistance to change can become a killer.

VOLUME 18

January 2024

In this edition, we reflect on 2023 and discuss leading with purpose.

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VOLUME 17

December 2023

In this edition, we discuss wisdom born of experience - what that means and how to cultivate it.

VOLUME 16

November 2023

In this edition, Chief Randy Bruegman challenges you to explore how one person or one decision can make big change in your life.

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VOLUME 15

October 2023

In volume 15, we explore the triple thread in leadership - attitude, work ethic, and a growth mindset.

VOLUME 14

September 2023

In this edition, Chief Randy Bruegman shares strategies for creating personal accountability.

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VOLUME 13

AUGUST 2023

In this month's issue, we explore the importance of motivation and accountability in decision making.

VOLUME 12

JULY 2023

In this edition, Chief Randy Bruegman shares strategies for getting out of your comfort zone and the importance of doing so in order to grow.

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VOLUME 11

JUNE 2023

In this month's issue, we look at how to become a leader with impact, i.e. how to become the wealthiest person in the world!

VOLUME 10

MAY 2023

In this edition, Chief Randy Bruegman shares insights on losing sight of the big picture. Plus, our top leadership takeaways collected from The Leadership Crucible Podcast.

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VOLUME 9

APRIL 2023

In this month's issue, we look at the leadership example of President John F. Kennedy and the idea that "If it's hard, it's the right thing to do." We also glean some incredible bonus insight from podcast guest Marshall Levin.

VOLUME 8

MARCH 2023

This month, we look at investing in our people, how decisions can affect them, and a new model of work. We focus on the emergence of a new generation of workers, Gen Z, and include some bonus takeaways from podcast guest Jack Rives.

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VOLUME 07

FEBRUARY 2023

When the importance of the bureaucracy becomes more important than the mission, you have a problem. We explore this concept in our February Newsletter.

VOLUME 06

JANUARY 2023

This month, Chief Bruegman talks about the importance of adaptability in your organizations and how without it, you likely won’t survive. In addition, he explores the idea of “A New Industrial Revolution” and how it will require us as leaders rethink the ways we’ve led in the past.

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VOLUME 05

DECEMBER 2022

The newsletter this month focuses on the topic of Accountability and how we can fill our organizations with exceptional leadership throughout, just by focusing on this one very important trait.

VOLUME 04

NOVEMBER 2022

This month, we look at the titles given to us as formal leaders in addition to the importance of untitled leaders. Whether titled or untitled, we should all strive to make a positive difference every day in the lives of others!

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VOLUME 03

OCTOBER 2022

This past month the world lost one of the most well-known and longest-serving leaders in the modern era with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. In this issue, we will look at and learn from some of her leadership lessons over her 70-year reign.

VOLUME 02

SEPTEMBER 2022

In this month's newsletter, we look at the importance of finding your rhythm in leadership and how you can avoid complacency and intentionally continue to develop yourself as a leadership. Also, check out the end of each volume for a recommend reading list, because readers are leader.

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VOLUME 01

AUGUST 2022

In this issue, you'll find out the "why" behind The Leadership Crucible Podcast. In addition, we discuss value alignment, building your organizational DNA, and look at Chief B's leadership takeaways for the month.

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