KENSINGTON, Maryland — Kim B. Clark, the 15th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, will speak about “Becoming a Disciple Leader,” Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Clark, whose career at Harvard spanned almost three decades, advocates the need for leaders whose central focus is values. While being interviewed by Meridian Magazine, he reiterated his belief in three core values central to both leadership in general and learning in school. They are integrity, respect for other people, and personal accountability.
President Clark’s own life reflects these three core values. He and his wife Sue are the parents of seven children and the grandparents of ten grandchildren. He extended rules for the use of his time when they started to have children. He built some walls around his time at home with the family so that his work didn’t intrude upon it. He didn’t work at night or on weekends, but admitted this rule didn’t say he couldn’t get up early.
President Clark revealed that he learned a valuable lesson from good friends and colleagues that success in the kind of work you do, depends somewhat less on the number of hours you put in and a lot more the productivity of that time and the quality of the thought that goes into it.
President of BYU-Idaho since October 2005, he served as Dean of the Faculty at Harvard Business School for ten years and also was the George R. Baker Professor of Administration. Clark received the B.A. (1974, M.A. (1977), and PH.D (1978) degrees in economics from Harvard.
In addition to his research on modularity in design and the integration of technology and competition in industry evolution, he is the co-author of the book Design Rules: The Power of Modularity (MIT Press, 2000).
This event is free of charge and the public is cordially invited. The Washington D. C. Temple Visitors’ Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and is located at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895. For further information and directions, call 301/587-0144.