Jan. 25, 2023

Building Authentic Leadership Through Self Awareness | S3 E4

Bonnie and David speak with Chief Albe Bassett of the New Canaan, CT Fire Department about the importance of self-awareness and self-leadership. An accomplished leader and instructor in the Connecticut fire service community, Chief Bassett talks about core values and the key qualities of authentic leadership.


Bonnie and David speak with Chief Albe Bassett of the New Canaan, CT Fire Department about the importance of self-awareness and self-leadership. An accomplished leader and instructor in the Connecticut fire service community, Chief Bassett talks about core values and the key qualities of authentic leadership.

We also discuss the value in letting others assess you and soliciting feedback, advice to give a new officer in terms of “knowing their people," and the reasons people stay with organizations and others leave. Albe also explains the DiSC Personality styles acronym.

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Albe Bassett

Fire Chief | Fire Instructor 3 | MS in I/O Psychology

Albe Bassett is the Fire Chief of the New Canaan (CT) Fire Department. He has 29 years of fire service experience, with many of those years training and developing firefighters and officers to become better for themselves and the communities in which they serve. Albe is certified as Fire Service Instructor 3 and holds a B.S. degree in Fire Technology and Administration, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a Master of Science degree in I/O Psychology from Walden University. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University.