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Vice Chancellor kicks off Academy Speaker Series

Stewart speaks in front of a screen.

Marshall Stewart kicked off the MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy Speaker Series with his discussion on what makes for effective leadership.

MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement and UM System Chief Engagement Officer Marshall Stewart was the inaugural speaker for the MU Engineering Leadership, Engagement and Career Development Academy Speaker Series. He gave an engaging presentation on leadership in early November at Jesse Wrench Auditorium.

The Speaker Series is a campus-wide event supported by the MU Parents Leadership Council with the purpose of hosting speakers who can share their leadership journeys with students.

The presentation description read:

Marshall Stewart calls it H2O Leadership. When the head, heart and opportunities converge to nurture star performers and transform organizations. The best leaders communicate, inspire and motivate from the heart. And they guard the hearts, minds and future of those they serve. 

Stewart’s H2O Leadership method contains 10 key components. They are:

  • 3Ps: Purpose to Passion to Performance
  • Take Responsibility for Your Personal/Leadership Growth
  • Mentors and Motivators
  • Lead Self to Lead Others
  • Build Relationships: No One Makes It Alone
  • Strengthen Communications Skills
  • Take Care of You (Mental, Physical, Spiritual)
  • Leaders Are Readers
  • Always Ask Why
  • Choose to Lead, Choose to be Great, Choose to Change the World

“It’s not about space and where you are; leadership happens at all levels,” Stewart said. “As you think about it, it’s important for everybody to understand that you are a leader. It’s not something you get a choice on. It’s not like a tie you wear. It’s there because you influence people.”

Check the MU Engineering calendar and upcoming editions of MU ENGR Info for upcoming Speaker Series events.

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