Today I had the privilege of introducing Hyrum Smith, a motivational speaker, life coach, and management consultant. I’ve heard several of these mentors and speakers recently, as I just finished an MBA at UNC-Chapel Hill, where team-based leadership is a major focus area. Mr. Smith reinforces my belief that military service creates sound, logical foundations for personal and organizational management. Although Hyrum Smith is now a professional management consultant, his personal military experience held extraordinary credibility with me personally. He gave an engaging and interactive class on values based management, explaining the loop between needs, principles, rules, behavior, and results. Although there wasn’t any time for questions today, I thought his focus was more on personal and individual behavior, and I’m left wondering how we can use this model as leaders to influence others’ behavior. For instance, how would this model enhance collaboration between Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Gen-Y Soldiers?
MAJ Jason Jones, ILE Students