Leadership is a critical skill for today’s fire service professional. I have experienced many forms of leadership because the fire service offers much variety: from the progressive, personal motivation type leader to the older “let’s not get excited until we see the whole picture” practical type leader. It is my personal goal to continue to incorporate, from these examples, the best of all that I have admired and to create my own view with a genuine concern for individuals and a commitment to solid management techniques. We must all do our part. Each of us committing to our own educated vision of leadership will naturally raise the standard of the organization as a whole and by extension raise the standard of the fire service profession.