Building a Mission-Driven Culture

FEMA PrepTalksBrian Fennessy is the Fire Chief of the Orange County Fire Authority in California. This position is his latest of many executive leadership and management experiences in both the wildland fire and metropolitan fire service.

In his PrepTalk, Chief Fennessy describes his leadership journey and urges emergency management to build a mission-driven culture. He argues that a mission-driven culture is critical to organizational success during moments of calm and times of chaos.




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