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Welcome to Our Blog!!

Hosted by faculty of the M.A. in Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s College, this blog provides a forum to explore the theories and perspectives essential to practicing leadership that benefits people, their organizations and communities, and the world at large.  With your participation, we envision this blog to be an active inquiry: what kind of leadership is needed to best respond to the challenges and opportunities in today’s world, and how do we develop it in ourselves and in others?  

Those who know us are aware that we view leadership as both relational and collaborative, and which can be practiced as individuals in roles and positions, and also as part of teams and collectives.  We also view leadership as distinct from management and governance, yet necessarily complementary, which often disrupts the status quo in order to promote meaningful and transformative systems change.  As something in which every stakeholder participates, we recognize that leadership requires developing a wide range of  skills and intelligences that go beyond the technical and analytic to include emotional, social, systems, cross-cultural and creative intelligences. 

We invite you to provide us with experiences, stories, questions and reflections of how we develop a practice of leadership capable of effectively responding to the unique challenges and opportunities in today’s interdependent world.

Let’s continue the conversation here! Look for new posts every two weeks.

About SMC Team

Hosted by faculty of the M.A. in Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s College, this blog provides a forum to explore the theories and perspectives essential to practicing forms of leadership that brings benefit to people, their organizations and communities, and the world at large.
  • Rose

    Congratulations.

  • Ann Marie

    Really excited to see this blog and our community continue to flourish.

  • Vern Miller

    Thank you for beginning this blog on the transformational approach to business and life. I appreciate the description of leadership style.
    The three candidates evaluated are each unique in the leadership style, and are at best one dimensional in their demonstrated style. Leadership is deeper than the words that are spoken. Their physical presence, is revealing of their true nature beyond their coached poses for the camera.
    You have presented an interesting concept for evaluation. Besides all the rhetoric of leadership. Who will be able to adapt to the leadership style and presence necessary for the issues and crisis that each day will provide.