Hiram Seth Whitmer
Innovative and Transformational Healthcare Leader
I don’t fit the definition of an extrovert but I’m also not an introvert. I love people, and I love to listen rather than being the one talking. I love thinking and studying. I also love to be at parties by not being the center of the party. I love to lead, but I also love allowing others to lead.
Lord of the Flies: I know this is a weird recommendation. Most people I talk to hated this book when they read it in high school. But I loved the interaction among the characters. It spoke to me and my life with my friends. It was the first book I had ever read that had such depth of character and could clearly outline the interactions of people so well.
First Break All The Rules: This was a compelling book based on volumes of research and how to have a successful team. If you want to learn about the basics of leadership based on actual research, this is a great place to start.
The Way of Kings: While this is a fictional fantasy story, the way in which Brandon Sanderson is able to portray the difficulty in getting others to follow a leader is amazing. There are many parallels that can be drawn in real life and leadership.