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‘I’ve never been lonely at the top’: Chief John Butler talks team building

The IAFC president – the “chief of chiefs” – surrounds himself with passionate people who support the mission and the organization

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IAFC President John Butler – “the chief of chiefs!” – joins Better Every Shift this week, talking all things leadership, including why the adage “It’s lonely at the top” has never applied to him. In addition to his superpower of always seeming calm, cool and collected, the Fairfax County fire chief has a knack for being able to spot talent and surround himself with passionate people who support the mission and the organization.

Plus, we dig into all this:

  • IAFC presidency and priorities – “the clock is ticking”
  • How Butler refuels his energy supply
  • Realizing we don’t have to solve everything today
  • Don’t miss the story of firing his brothers! (Early leadership in action!)

Butler’s book recommendations:

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