Yesterday our guest on “and then there’s that…” was Stacie Hunt, the CEO of Leadership Howard County. There are some in our community that have criticized LHC as being an elitist organization because it’s main program, Leadership Premiere, is largely populated with business and community leaders. After talking a bit about Leadership U, their highly successful program for high school students, I asked Stacie about this elitist characterization. She readily acknowledged that they were in fact elitist. “We looking for the high level leaders for Leadership Premiere and from that aspect we are elitist.”
Good point. Her programs goal is take folks who have already demonstrated leadership qualities in the community and make them more knowledgeable about the workings of our county. It’s sort of like grad school for local leaders.
In the interest of full disclosure I should note here that not only was I member of the best Leadership class ever (the Class of ’95) I also served on the board back in 1999.
You can catch the podcast of our 11th episode here.
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