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Jenni Catron: Thoughts on Authentic Leadership

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Learning from a Life Well Lived

Last year I had the honor of serving for a day with Missionaries of Charity, the organization that Mother Teresa founded in Kolkata, India.  While I expected that day to reconnect my heart with the privilege of serving the fallen and forgotten of our world, I was not prepared for the lessons I would learn from Mother Teresa’s life as a leader.

Authentic leaders don’t seek a spotlight.

They are not looking for a place to shine.

They are giving and serving in the place where God has called them, content with whatever significance that brings.

As I marveled at the legacy that this dear woman left behind, I was struck by the significance of her faith and obedience as a leader.  Faith that was audacious and obedience that was so selfless.

Mother Teresa represented truly authentic leadership.

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Jenni Catron is the Executive Director, Cross Point Church, Nashville, TN and her thoughts today were take from Outcomes Magazine, Spring 2013.

CLA.TwitterProPicDKBJenni Catron and Sherry Surratt will be leading a workshop at the 2013 CLA National Conference called, Just Lead! practical Wisdom and Encrouagement for Women Who Lead. Be sure to pick up their new book, Just Lead!: A No-Whining, No-Complaining, No-Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church, at our FaithVillage Online Bookstore.

 
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