Principles of Conscientious Leadership

Through studying inspirational leaders of our past as well as lessons learned from our own leaders, the Center has developed guiding principles for Conscientious Leadership. For CCL, they serve as our lifelong compass for growing, deciding, acting, and supporting each other.

1. Belief in a Higher Good: 

Our life and our work are guided by a belief in something greater than ourselves.

2. Self-Awareness

We encourage deep understanding of our gifts, virtues, purpose and challenges.

3. Investing in Ourselves:

We recognize the critical need to nourish our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being to bring our best selves to achieving our goals.

4. Compassion: 

We meet others where they are. Our interactions are informed by empathy for others and the experiences that have shaped their perspective.

5. Abundance without Attachment: 

We affirm the enjoyment of the material good in our lives yet recognize that over emphasis on material accumulation interferes with our greater happiness: the fulfillment of living our purpose and serving others.

6. Intentionality: 

We understand that good intentions alone are insufficient and encourage acting decisively and boldly on our priorities every day.

7. Accountability: 

We encourage the fearless assessment of progress, strengths and weaknesses.

8. Sharing and Mentorship: 

We believe in deriving insight and choosing bold action through opening our lives to wise mentors and trusted peers.

9. Success through serving others: 

We learn together that serving the needs of others is a foundation for our greater success and fulfillment.

10. Ambition: 

We embrace an unrelenting drive to accomplish great things—less to “have” than to “do”.

11. Tenacity: 

Strive to live each day with relentless determination to overcome all challenges as we pursue our purpose and priorities.

12. Gratitude:

We approach each day with deep appreciation for our gifts, relationships, and opportunities. We focus on what we have that is good rather than comparisons of what we don’t have.