Leading people in an ever-changing world

Through the Inspired Leadership Initiative, this lecture explores the concepts of human-centered leadership – mission, empathy, courage, and adaptability.
Feb 02, 2023

Top 10 Learning Moments

  1. Realism and hope can co-exist. You can’t be all based on the real facts and see no hope. You can’t be all hopeful and be blind to what the facts are. I think when you are balancing that coexistence and doing it in a real way and admitting your own failures that’s when people see that authenticity. — Dr. Penny Wheeler
  2. We’re making food. Food should not be a subject of trade disputes, it should get to where it’s needed. It should get to where people are hungry and need nutrition. When you start using food as a weapon, the world becomes a much more fraught and tenuous place. — Dave MacLennan
  3. One of the things that I really wanted to focus on was, with these women, building their confidence. How do you build their confidence? Well, you have to listen—you have to make them find their voice. — Muffet McGraw
  4. We can’t control other people, but we can surely try our best to work on controlling our own tongue and have it be for edifying and advising and lifting up and inspiring and lovingly correcting. — Paul Karos
  5. We’re all moving in such a fast way that it’s a waste to just move through life. You need to think about what the purpose is and actually make decisions about what you’re doing as a team to make it a priority. — Cindy Karos
  6. If we are striving for perfection and [invulnerability], this creates an inhumane world, and we know the heart of business is to put purpose as the north star and people as the center of business. — Hubert Joly
  7. Listening is not easy. We’re talking about deep-listening. How do you deep-listen? Be free of noise, of outside noise. Really be empathic with the person in front of you. Really want to listen, not judge. — Hortense le Gentil
  8. Just like the slave that realized slavery would not end in his lifetime, but still ran away, or the man who understood he would never vote, but still tried, we may not see the end of this economic apartheid, but we should still build the institutions necessary to take it down eventually. — Louis King II
  9. I often say I’m more of a cardiologist than anything, and I really try to listen to really what is going on in the deeper recesses of the heart and try to help people live in alignment between their inner life and outer world. — Fr. Dan Groody
  10. Before you go to bed at night, as you brush your teeth or before you turn off the light, hold yourself accountable: Did I grow today? How did I grow? What did I learn? And did I give? — Richard Leider

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Penny Wheeler, MD, President and CEO, Allina Health

Tom Schreier, Co-Founding Director, Inspired Leadership Initiative

Dave MacLennan, Chairman and CEO, Cargill

Muffet McGraw, Former Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Head Coach, University of Notre Dame

Chris Stevens, Co-Founding Director, Inspired Leadership Initiative; Professor, University of Notre Dame

Cindy Karos, Founding Inaugural Member, The Order of the Myrrhbearing Women

Paul Karos, Past President investment banking and equities, Piper Jaffray

Hubert Joly, Former Chairman & CEO, Best Buy; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

Louis J. King II, President and CEO, Summit Academy OIC

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C, Vice President and Associate Provost, University of Notre Dame

Hortense le Gentil, Author, Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be

Richard Leider, Founder, Inventure – The Purpose Company

“One of the things that I really wanted to focus on was, with these women, building their confidence. How do you build their confidence? Well, you have to listen—you have to make them find their voice.”

– Muffet McGraw