Close your eyes. (All the way, Bailey). And think back to undergrad. The parties, the classes, living on your own for the first time.Now imagine that you were one of the first women admitted to your college.Now imagine that you were of Native American descent. Now think back to you college president.
-Current president of color for Dartmouth-First Asian American ever elected to lead an Ivy League institution-Co-founded partners in Health-Director of the WHO-Nominated to be the next head of the World Bank
-His family - his parents, his wife, and his two sons are a prominent and an important part of his life, similar to what I expect and hope my family to be-His parents and his wife (who is also a doctor) heavily influenced his career and personal intellectual interests-His medical and anthropological backgrounds heavily influenced and enabled his passion for helping disadvantaged communities around the world-In simply researching President Kim, I can see the mutual gain that his stakeholders receive because of the way he brings them along as they move together from one stage of life to another
How he became a doctor with a PhD in Anthropology
Seek to understand before seeing to be understood
He said, “I came to Dartmouth not to be a President but to be more effective at making the world a better place.” Many may have thought that his coming to Dartmouth was a risky career move and oddly different from his previous positions. But by understanding his true passion in life (to make the world’s troubles his troubles) and how he derives satisfaction from his self-domain, it actually enabled him to have a diverse career path. As I refine my leadership vision, I hope to find my true passion and do the same.
Jim Yong Kim by Priscilla Zee
Jim Yong KimTotal LeadershipMarch 2012
First Asian-American to Lead an Ivy League Institution 2
Who is Dartmouth’s President, Jim Yong Kim? Home Community Self Work 3
What I’ve Learned from Jim Kim Lesson #1: Embrace the opportunity to be real and share, with pride, the story of how you got to where you are today. 4
What I’ve Learned from Jim Kim Lesson #2: To be whole, you must be inquisitive and seek to understand before seeking to be understood. Plus, you can be whole and have fun doing it! 5
What I’ve Learned from Jim Kim Lesson #3: Remember all of our domains, including the self-domain. Be innovative and take the risks! 6