Randy Shumway: 10 good examples of the type of leaders we need

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  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    June 8, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    My dad worked as a warehouseman. He was the most honest man I have ever known in every respect. He often sought to counsel young men who worked with him who were having a wide variety of difficulties. There are many guys and gals like him who wouldn't make your leadership list. This is a sickening puff piece. I mean no disrespect to anyone mentioned - they're fine people. It's the piece itself which so hierarchical and preachy, and oh so Utah.

  • Utah Joe murray, utah
    June 7, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    Thanks for a great reminder of the talent in our community. I agree with the earlier commentator that a school teacher would be a nice addition. So would a guy working in Utah coal mines who is well read and who has a good heart. The point is that there is lots of great local talent. The ones listed are just a start, but a good list indeed.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    June 7, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    What's up with these crazy lists?

    I guess if you aren't rich or a lawyer, you can't make the cut. Nothing wrong with anyone on said list but I think we expand the box a bit.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    June 7, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    So, the best leaders are fat cats and political hacks?


    How about my third-grade teacher? A superb educator, she also tended a war-disabled husband and managed a household and 2 boys, sending them on missions and to college on a teacher's salary and a small disability pension.

    Congress could learn a lot from her about money management and accountability.

    How about my old boss? By hard work, built a comfortable farming enterprise, literally, from nothing. A 4th-grade dropout, to support a widowed mother and siblings, he always had a soft spot for youngsters in need of direction. Hired us and taught us to value work and not to waste the education we were lucky enough to receive.

    Many could learn those lessons.

    How about a kind bishop, a loving grandpa, doting parents, an exceptional wife, devoted kids?

    A million years from now, business acumen, community standing, and political clout will be seen as lesser indicia of leadership success than the lives of many who led individuals, one-at-a-time, to happy, fulfilled lives.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    June 7, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    Thank you so very much for neglecting to mention Sarah Palin.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    Good ole boys slapping each other on the back for favors.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 7, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    The "we" in this case is the business community.