Ying Ying Lu

There’s a framework of working with communities…there’s working for them, working with them and being with them…I think it’s very important for me to do all three in my work.

Alison Dorsey

We’re all facing a lot of challenges where we might see something that’s wrong and need to find our voice to be able to stand up, and that base of moral courage has given us the ability to do that.

Dan Kimberg

I remember how important it is everyday to tell the right story.

Venis Wilder

It’s a journey that we’re all on, but just at different stages.

Tomas Lopez

No one cared that I’d gone to these fancy schools. No one cared that I was a lawyer…What mattered was what I was going to do for them.

Anthony Vitarelli

Leadership is acting in accordance with your values. And you can’t decide your values on the fly.

Jennifer Farrell

You challenge everything and you ask questions. You disrupt. This is how change happens.  I learned…constant reflection and acknowledgement of the fact that it’s messy.

Matt Bennett

That was the gift…the courage to leap and the support in my life to have been able to do so with success.

Mary Adkins

The work I do now is really rooted in the idea the everybody has a story.

Alex Fattal

It was this kind of moment of awakening of I want to know what that power is about. I want to be engaged with it. And I want to try to harness it for good.

Luke Roush

How do you find things that we can agree on… and how we get united around that, rather than getting sidetracked on things that would otherwise divide us?

Elizabeth Spiers

The things that attracted me were this notion that you could - through exploration and asking the right questions - get at the truth if you dug hard enough.

Brandon Busteed

What was the ultimate outcome of an education at Hart Leadership? If you think about it carefully, it’s to change what you believe.

Tico Almeida

I think one of the most important values and lessons that I acquired…is listening.

Mihn-Thu Pham

We’re often rewarded for how much we can influence others or how well we can speak. I think we’re less rewarded for how well we can listen.

Natalie Lamarque

It’s not about your making a judgment about who was a good or a bad person. It’s merely about forcing yourself to at least engage and see if from their perspective.

Amy Hepburn

Learning and making mistakes and not being perfect was part of the leadership process.

Brian Thompson

You often get as much or learn as much out of the doing and the trying and the process. And even if you’re not the first one to cross the finish line, you’ve learned how to run a race.

Shane Stansbury

And I think what that moment…helped me do is appreciate that I’m seeing a snapshot... I’m walking into a particular chapter of somebody’s life…I’m just getting a slice.

Scott Cooper

I found comfort just in knowing that others had been through it and had found their way.

John Humphrey

Going through that kind of analysis really helped you in taking risks, because you kind of understood that, you know, everybody doesn’t always get there the first time.

Tim Walter

This is the kind of crazy thing that when you ask why not, every once in a while, the world will say, “Yeah, why not? Let’s make that happen differently.”

Joel Fleishman

The values…were service, altruism…The imperative: that those who were blessed with lots of talent exercise those talents in ways that helped improve the lot of those less well off in society.

Alex Harris

It can be such an opportunity and a pleasure to lose yourself in the lives and experiences of other people.

The Harts

If you can give people the strength to say, “This is what I’m going to do, and this is why I’m going to do it,” they may have to pay a price for doing it, but they’ll never regret that.

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The faculty of the Hart Leadership Program reflect on the life lessons that shaped the way they teach leadership.

There’s a framework of working with communities…there’s working for them, working with them and being with them…I think it’s very important for me to do all three in my work.

Ying Ying Lu

Class of  '10

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We’re all facing a lot of challenges where we might see something that’s wrong and need to find our voice to be able to stand up, and that base of moral courage has given us the ability to do that.

Alison Dorsey

Class of  '09

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I remember how important it is everyday to tell the right story.

Dan Kimberg

Class of  '07

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It’s a journey that we’re all on, but just at different stages.

Venis Wilder

Class of  '06

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No one cared that I’d gone to these fancy schools. No one cared that I was a lawyer…What mattered was what I was going to do for them.

Tomas Lopez

Class of  '06

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Leadership is acting in accordance with your values. And you can’t decide your values on the fly.

Anthony Vitarelli

Class of  '05

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You challenge everything and you ask questions. You disrupt. This is how change happens. I learned…constant reflection and acknowledgement of the fact that it’s messy.

Jennifer Farrell

Class of  '04

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That was the gift…the courage to leap and the support in my life to have been able to do so with success.

Matt Bennett

Class of  '05

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The work I do now is really rooted in the idea the everybody has a story.

Mary Adkins

Class of  '04

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It was this kind of moment of awakening of I want to know what that power is about. I want to be engaged with it. And I want to try to harness it for good.

Alex Fattal

Class of  '01

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How do you find things that we can agree on… and how we get united around that, rather than getting sidetracked on things that would otherwise divide us?

Luke Roush

Class of  '00

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The things that attracted me were this notion that you could through exploration and asking the right questions get at the truth if you dug hard enough.

Elizabeth Spiers

Class of  '99

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What was the ultimate outcome of an education at Hart Leadership? If you think about it carefully, it’s to change what you believe.

Brandon Busteed

Class of  '99

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I think one of the most important values and lessons that I acquired…is listening.

Tico Almeida

Class of  '99

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We’re often rewarded for how much we can influence others or how well we can speak. I think we’re less rewarded for how well we can listen.

Mihn-Thu Pham

Class of  '98

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It’s not about your making a judgment about who was a good or a bad person. It’s merely about forcing yourself to at least engage and see if from their perspective.

Natalie Lamarque

Class of  '98

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Learning and making mistakes and not being perfect was part of the leadership process.

Amy Hepburn

Class of  '97

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You often get as much or learn as much out of the doing and the trying and the process. And even if you’re not the first one to cross the finish line, you’ve learned how to run a race.

Brian Thompson

Class of  '96

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And I think what that moment…helped me do is appreciate that I’m seeing a snapshot... I’m walking into a particular chapter of somebody’s life…I’m just getting a slice.

Shane Stansbury

Class of  '95

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I found comfort just in knowing that others had been through it and had found their way.

Scott Cooper

Class of  '94

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Going through that kind of analysis really helped you in taking risks, because you kind of understood that, you know, everybody doesn’t always get there the first time.

John Humphrey

Class of  '87

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This is the kind of crazy thing that when you ask why not, every once in a while, the world will say, “Yeah, why not? Let’s make that happen differently.”

Tim Walter

Class of  '86

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The values…were service, altruism…The imperative: that those who were blessed with lots of talent exercise those talents in ways that helped improve the lot of those less well off in society.

Joel Fleishman

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It can be such an opportunity and a pleasure to lose yourself in the lives and experiences of other people.

Alex Harris

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If you can give people the strength to say, “This is what I’m going to do, and this is why I’m going to do it,” they may have to pay a price for doing it, but they’ll never regret that.

The Harts

Class of  '86

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