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JBE Principles of Leadership


James B. Edwards School of Global Leadership

Mission: To provide authentic, challenging, creative learning experiences in a supportive and engaging environment in order to develop global leaders with strong character, ready to serve their communities.  


Principles of Leadership

These principles guide how we interact with each other and the world around us.


Leaders are responsible.

I make healthy choices for my body and my mind.  I manage my feelings and develop skills for calming down when anxious, angry, or frustrated.   I am confident and communicate my needs. I take responsibility for the mistakes I make and I work to repair the damage I have done.



Leaders work hard.

I take learning seriously. I am determined and have true grit! When things don’t go my way, I try again, and again, and again. I choose work that challenges me because that is how I get stronger.  I have a growth mindset. I seek feedback from others to improve my work.


Leaders plan for success.

I dream big. I set goals for myself and make an action plan to meet those goals. I measure my growth along the way and can be flexible and adjust my plan when things don’t go as expected.  I celebrate the growth I make and I encourage others to meet their goals as well.


Leaders respect others.

I actively listen to understand people’s feelings, beliefs, and ideas, because diversity is our strength. I use both my words and body language to make others feel comfortable and appreciated. I am a peacemaker when others have conflict.


Leaders collaborate.

When we work together, the finished product is more powerful than what any of us could have done alone. I listen to others’ ideas and share my own.  I bring people together to find positive solutions to problems.


Leaders make the world a better place.

I am a contributing citizen that serves my community. I look for ways to help others. I leave places/spaces better than when I arrived.  I am a good steward of the environment.