Honolulu mayor bases leadership on Mormon principles

His honor Muliufi "Mufi" Hannemann, mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, recently told a group of administrative professionals and others during a luncheon at Brigham Young University-Hawaii how he bases the guiding principles and values he follows in leading one of the larger cities in the United States on his Mormon faith.

Hanneman, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serves as a high priest instructor in the Aiea Ward and a former Honolulu West Stake high councilor, who has Samoan family ties in Laie.

In introducing his topic, Hannemann first noted that in 2008 President Thomas S. Monson spoke of "the importance of teaching principle-centered leadership" that promotes faith, hope and courage, and that President Gordon B. Hinckley encouraged church members to follow "the be" principles: "Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble...be prayerful, be positive, be still and be involved."

The mayor explained over his past two terms in office he has put together "similar maxims of leadership" drawn from his experience in business, government work on the city, state and national levels, as well as lessons learned "growing up in the gospel" and from his parents and extended family members.

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