Take a minute to challenge yourself with the following questions: What makes a great leader and can you think of someone who is a great leader?

Integrity, communications skills, empathy, Natalie Gochnor, and Ghandi were just some of the examples used by the incoming 2016-2017 Leadership Utah class to convey who they think represents a leader.

During the day, the class heard from a group of business and community leaders on the topic of “Leadership” and what that word meant to each of them. Speakers, chosen from community leaders, presented on what they believed best answered this question.

Speakers included:
• Bishop Keith McMullin, Chair of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors; President and CEO, Deseret Management Corporation
• Derek Miller, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah
• Chris Redgrave, Past Board Chair; Senior Vice President, Zions Bank
• David Golden, Past Board Chair; Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
• Major General Jefferson S. Burton, Utah State Adjutant General, Utah National Guard

To some, leadership was communication, collaboration, and best reflected in the people surrounding the leader, to others it was about learning, adapting, and keeping your integrity along the way.

The wisdom shared from the speakers above showcased the primary goal of the Leadership Utah Program – to expose each class to a wide variety of topics in order to educate, train and properly analyze a community’s problems to help it achieve its full potential.

To keep up-to-date with this year’s Leadership Utah program, follow the Chamber’s social media channels and #LeadershipUtah.