Andrew J. McIlree, recent graduate at St. Catherine University with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, has received the 2014 Julie Belle White-Newman Leadership Award for Outstanding Research from St. Catherine University. This award is given to one student per year and is the only graduate level award given by the University. You can access Andrew’s paper here:

http://sophia.stkate.edu/maol_theses/18/

Andrew took the ancient Judaic legacy instrument, the ethical will, and examined how the writing process can inspire Bill George’s five dimensions of Authentic Leadership theory in its writer. Through a conceptual context that included a thorough review of the literature and a methodology that included interviews with six subject matter experts on the ethical will, he offers in his summary and recommendations a set of best processes with which an authentic leader can create a personal ethical legacy.

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