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.
Jenni 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.