The Best It Can Be
Martin H. Nesbitt takes lessons from his involvement with the MCA to his latest engagement: launching the Obama Presidential Center.
I think the one thing that I have learned, and that I've used from my experience with the MCA in starting to help President Obama put together the plan around his presidential center, is the importance of that foundational leadership. That having the right people involved in conceptualizing what we are going to do is very important. And at every Board of Trustees meeting I am reminded of the importance of that because there are so many people involved in this institution that have been committed for 50 years to making this place the best it can be. And they've done it with their time, and their treasure, and their love, and that's powerful. And no institution becomes great without that kind of foundational leadership. And so kudos to everybody who started this organization—had the bravery and the commitment to see us through. I love you.