What Makes a Great Leader


Harry led our meeting with a theme centered around leadership. He incorporated into the meetings some learnings from his own experience as well as concepts from a book he recently read titled “The Five Temptations of a CEO“. We also heard an introspective and thoughtful Ice Breaker speech from our new member, Morhaf, who we also happened to induct into the club during this same meeting! Congrats Morhaf!

Diana led our debate about whether management or leadership is more important to an organization. The side arguing for leadership won. Suzy led Table Topics with a few leadership oriented questions including: which of the 5 temptations that Harry discussed is most challenging, what business would you start if you could (a bookstore/coffee shop in Maine with at least 5-10 store cats) , and if you were Pete Carroll and Seahawks were down by 10 at half time what would you say to the team at half time? Suzy also asked “what is the worst gift you’ve ever given?” (answer was a bug repelling tiki torch bought at a thrift shop, which crumbled to pieces upon opening.)

We inducted one new member with 12 attendees and 3 guests.