DeNisha McCullum: The world needs leaders, but we don’t need a lot of people sitting at the top of an organizational chart. We need people who are who they are who they are, know what they believe , know what they value, and are willing to stand firm in places that need voice – affirming those values.
Carine Netto: I think that’s true leadership – it’s stepping up for the right thing. Stepping up for the right things and it’s kind of removing obstacles and setting a path and a clear guide forward.
Tom Verdery: Great leaders are not about themselves, but about impacting others.
Xue Lee: Take the initiative and step out of your comfort zone. Help others to work towards the greater common good for everyone.
Dr. Richard Ellis: These are folks who are going to rise to high levels of decision making and so their decisions can have an impact on consumers, on clients, on students, on the world around them.
Tom Verdery: We teach them the importance of being a great leader, the importance of servant leadership, doing the right thing in the work place.
Karen Morales: Mission Vision values help me to establish myself. You know, help me to understand who I am. What is my mission on this earth? What are my values that will match everywhere I go?
Tom Verdery: When they leave, they have clarity of what leadership matters to them and they know how to share that with others.
Xue Lee: To really be able to go out into the world and put into practice – practicing what we learn, practicing what we preach as leaders too.
Dr. Joe Walenciak: They will see these kinds of things and realize “I can step in here. I can make a difference. I can do something.”