“My students and I have had a remarkable ride,” says Communication Professor Mike Russo. During the last 15 weeks of his fall course on leadership, Russo has interviewed over 25 leaders drawn from alumni, regents and friends of the College.
“We’ve been exploring the range, depth and role of leadership in high tech corporations and the impact of leadership on the economy,” says Russo. Last week we considered the concept of ‘servant leadership.'
But the most profound challenge of all, he believes, is at the center of this week’s final panel discussion. “How do we best inform and prepare our young people with a moral and ethical literacy?” he asks.
One of Russo’s opening questions will cite the leadership of Pope Francis, who continues to make headlines with his inclusive style of evangelism. “How might his leadership affect your style of leadership?” he’ll ask Bishop Blaire and President James Donahue.
Russo will tap into the personal leadership stories of each of his guests, and invites the Saint Mary’s community to be part of the conversation.
The panel discussion on Moral and Ethical Leadership will be held in the Soda Center’s Moraga Room from 7-8 p.m. on December 3.