July 10

Relationship between Leadership, Character & Mission | SL60-10


In this segment, we’re examining the symbiotic relationship between leadership, mission, and character, illustrated through figures such as Joan of Arc, Ernest Shackleton, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Herb Kelleher. These figures are recognized for their distinct missions and profound character, which serve as the bedrock of their leadership. We perceive authentic leadership as the practice of fulfilling our mission and cultivating character to ensure our mission’s successful execution. The marker of this success? Integrity, a concept we’ll delve into in our next segment.


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Molly Yen

Molly Yen, a former English and Theology teacher, now coaches teachers. She's committed to collaborative thinking and action. As a volunteer at the Authentic Leadership Foundation, she's inspired by its mission and values the learning experience.

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.