23 Unlocking Self-Aware Leadership: A Conversation with Assistant Fire Chief Chad Costa

The Knowing Self Knowing Others Podcast

Jun 19 2023 • 29 mins

In this episode of The Knowing Self Knowing Others Podcast, we are joined by Assistant Fire Chief Chad Costa. With over 24 years of experience in the fire service, Chad is here to discuss the importance of self-awareness in leadership. He emphasizes that self-awareness is crucial for leaders to be successful in their role, and leaders cannot expect their employees to do things they wouldn't do themselves. Chad shares insights on how to become more self-aware and reflective, the impact of informal leaders in an organization, and the importance of mentorship and honesty at all levels. As leaders move up the organizational ladder, they should have a broader perspective, generating more self-awareness. The failure to be self-aware as a leader directly correlates with leadership failure. Don't miss this episode sponsored by LCVA Services, where we discuss the undervalued importance of self-awareness in leadership.

Chad Costa has over 24 years of experience in the fire service, starting with Cal Fire and moving on to rural fire districts and now a city, gaining a wide range of experience and working with diverse groups of people. He currently serves as an Assistant Fire Chief, overseeing operations of a dual role paramedic fire-based system. Chad's passion lies in leadership and creating a positive organizational culture that promotes success through recruitment and retention. He has experienced the challenges that come with poor leadership and wants to ensure that every employee truly enjoys coming to work each day.

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