Heard Round WexWorld: Les and WSL 2016
Foundation Chairman Leslie Wexner was at Harvard’s Kennedy School yesterday. He taught a master class in leadership to our 40 Wexner Senior Leaders, who are participating in an Executive in-residence program for the month and our year-long Wexner Israel Fellows.
Les emphasized that leaders must take responsibility for ongoing leadership development, that effective leaders self-coach. “They know that leadership is not about them,” he stressed, “It’s about me. Its about constant learning, reading, and reflection.
Our Israeli leaders enjoyed watching how Les thinks and appreciated his focus on the relationship between curiosity and leadership. One student noted how much they loved hearing Les relate that he “needs to leave the office to hear himself think.” That his creative ideas “often happen when he is on a plane, alone, moving in a tube through the air.”
The Wexner Senior Leaders 2016 finish their second of four weeks at HKS on Friday. Our Wexner Israel Fellows will earn their degrees in May.