A student of leadership: Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley never forgot his roots

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  • slante9 Phoenix, AZ
    April 15, 2014 1:24 p.m.

    This "he didn't go to Harvard" thing is so silly. In fact, most of the Deloitte people didn't go to Harvard. Moreover, you'll find that a lot of people who didn't go to Harvard are very successful in the long run. 1) Admission to the "elite" schools is almost random. Many of the brightest don't get in. 2) Many of the brightest aren't interested in in going to Harvard. 3) The fundamental problem with the "elite" college model is that it overlooks all the late bloomers out there... and there are many. Did Michael Jordan's jv high school coach ever believe Jordan would ever play in the NBA?

  • AggieForever RIVERTON, UT
    Nov. 14, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    And why not mention in the article that the state school was UTAH STATE!!!!! GO AGGIES!!!

  • P Central, Utah
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    I until worked with Jim's father about the time the Cub Scout photo was taken to when his was up to high school. His father and the whole family were outstanding individuals as well as he is!

    It is nice to hear about Jim and his success and with the great impression he has made on others around the country by his example and display of good ethics. A good example to for all of us to try to follow.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 8, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    This fellow is fantastic. They don't make him like that any more. Congratulations.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 8, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Jared, very interesting. Perhaps it would be beneficial if a broad study were done of what impact the Mormon church membership has on business success, and what percent of Mormons as compared with other church membership, or the community at large, demonstrate church related success in business and income. For example the Jewish people seem to enjoy a great deal of success in business and money, compared percentage wise to the population as a whole, is this due to religious church membership; or is it a cultrual aspect of community. Is there a comparison in Mormonism. It seems that the DN may think there is because they seem to promote Mormon people business success as particular interest.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Nov. 8, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Excellent article. Was impressed that he was willing to learn and keep on learning. A lot of people after they make it big, forget where they came from.

  • Jared Average, SE
    Nov. 8, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    Skeptic, maybe he could have done it without being a Mormon - that's certainly possible. However, many of his leadership skills were learned and refined by his interactions and time in LDS Church leadership roles. The whole point of the article is that he is successful because of his background (particularly his LDS Church service - "I had better training than the people I competed with. Part of that was watching leaders in the church exercise that role. I got my advanced degree from church.")

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    Another successful Aggie. Well Done!

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    Good success story, but is there an issue here, like he couldn't have done it without being a Mormon; or is the Mormon part just incidental to the story.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:39 a.m.

    What a great story!!! The Church is such a great foundation to learn leadership skills. What a great opportunity for him to serve with the CEO's of those companies.

    I think we all have experiences everyday that we can learn from IF we choose to. Most of us just roll onto the next moment without realizing the insights we have gained. So we slowly get better, but not at the speed real self evaluation will enable.

    I will go and buy his book and try to build on what this article has started.

    Good Work Doug for writing it and for Jim Quigley for living it.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    Awesome article. I have often felt that my experience in real life was far more valuable in the business world than my "formal education."

    My favorite passage? "A degree gives you the opportunity to have a job," he says. "The job gives you an opportunity to obtain a real education if you are committed to lifelong learning. It will dramatically surpass what you learn in the classroom."


  • Utah Native Farmington, UT
    Nov. 8, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    I loved reading this. Thanks, Doug!