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Why Randy Bruegman?

COMING UP THROUGH THE RANKS

When you come up through the ranks of the fire service, you are literally tested by fire. Not only does it take a level of courage, but you have to be proficient at your job if you want to survive and not get injured or risk the lives of your co-of workers. That builds the base to become a good leader.

COURAGE AND PROFICIENCY...FOR LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS

In my profession decisions you make can mean life or death, can mean you save the building, or you lose it. That is why the tactics and strategies used in the field are so relevant in running your organization.  If you approach running your organization, the way we do an emergency incident, you will be surprised at the results.


As a firefighter, you see people every day that make you thankful for what you have. I believe it helps to build humbleness in most, which helps them to lead with a servant's heart.

THEIR WORST DAY MAY BE OUR BEST

In the emergency services, you see people on their worst day, and they show you the value of life, the human spirit, and of their resiliency. A great takeaway to being a good leader.

 

Everyone has value, and in my profession, you witness those lessons firsthand every day. It gives you a perspective on the importance of how not just speak to a problem or throwing money at it and walking away, but looking at the root causes to correct it.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION NEVER STOP

The training ethos which starts on day one as a firefighter continues throughout your career; for a fire chief, it never stops. If you want to be a good firefighter, you train every day. If you want to be a good leader you learn every day. If you want to make a difference you teach and mentor every day.

A LEADERSHIP SYSTEM THAT WORKS

In the fire and emergency services, the command-and-control systems used daily (ICS) are fundamental to running any organization. There is much that we can learn to develop an organization from a quality system; to apply that mindset in your own organization.

A MODEST BEGINNING

I started from humble beginnings and have been able to reach the highest level of my profession. A testament to the perseverance and vision that I had for my own future. It is not where you start, but where you finish.

DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY WHEN IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE OF DEATH

In my business, we must do things the right thing every day, even when it is hard.  A great lesson for everyone to take with them.


When we get called, we don’t ask about your politics, color, sexual preference, or socioeconomic status. The only thing we ask is what is your problem? When you answer, we are on the way to resolving it. Just think if every business and government agency operated under that construct.

PAYING IT FORWARD

If we hope to build leaders of the future, then we have to highlight leaders that are really making a difference in their own endeavors and in the lives of other people.

 

It is not the title or position you hold, It is the positive impact that you make on other people that counts. We will bring you those stories.

IT'S NOT ABOUT ME

I have learned it is not about me but about making an impact on others. It truly is the biggest reward that we can have, no matter what your profession is. The Leadership Crucible is designed to help develop leaders that aspire to do just that.

MY LEGACY IN SERVICE TO YOU

I have run my race, and can now focus on what I wish, and be honest in what I see. In doing so, I hope we can help to crate new perspectives for those in leadership positions today, and to inspire the next generation of leaders to lead by example, and in service to others.


My goal, to paraphrase an old quote, is to plant the seeds of servant leadership in people, whose success, and accomplishments I will never see. To do that, I am asking you to join me in this journey, as we learn and continue to grow together.

A MISSION TO DO THE HARD THINGS

As a leader, whether in an emergency, sitting in front of elected officials, or strategically positioning our organization, you also have to keep your mission and vision at the forefront of your actions and they must be guided by your core values. 

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