Course: Cultivating Transformative Leadership, Part 1: Transformation of Understanding (2023)
Faculty Mentor: Carl Ewing
Studying transformative leadership has helped me to change many ways of seeing, understanding, and acting in my personal and interpersonal life. Consultation has been an important principle in my life, but transformative leadership has changed my understanding of that principle. I am more committed to hearing others’ points of view, with the understanding that the more unique views we have, the closer we get to the truth. The example of the blind men and the elephant made a big impression on me.
Another principle that has been strengthened is that of our essential nobility. I am practicing this by listening more closely and trying to see the nobility in each person I encounter, as well as in myself.
In the future, I plan to invite two people to study the book with me, practice the principles of transformative leadership, and prepare for the second half of the class, which begins in November. In addition, I will continue to study and practice articulating and communicating the principles of transformative leadership in my daily encounters with individuals and in committee meetings.