Cook Islands communicator Thomas Wynn was in Dunedin to speak at the Otago Polytechnic Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Good leaders have served, and served well – with a strong values base.
How do we change the world? Do something.
Our greatest successes happen around the kitchen table.
Creating a space at the table especially for people we disagree with.
Island nations – we have to depend on each other.
Leadership is either the answer or the problem
Power is the most dangerous drug available. The antidote is accountability.
Definition: Our grandchildren will be able to enjoy a better quality of life.
Superpower: Telling someone that they did a good job. The love. Perhaps the ultimate superpower is to care enough to do something.
Activist? Yes, nothing changes without activity. And that means stepping out of comfortable into uncomfortable.
Motivation: Desire to be better.
Advice: Don’t be a spectator – be a participant.