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Mother Teresa: Her Life Inspired

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Transcript of Mother Teresa: Her Life Inspired

BY Shannon and Kleopatra
Period 8
Theology Mother Teresa Biography of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa's Inspirational Leadership Style

Mother Teresa's use of Power

Mother Teresa's Empowerment

Impact Mother Teresa had on others

Application of Mother Teresa's Leadership Traits Table of Contents Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Albania on 26 August 1910
Raised Roman Catholic by mother and was fascinated by stories and the lives of missionaries.
At the age of 18 Agnes left home to become a missionary.
May 24, 1931 Agnes took her first religious vows as a nun.
May 14, 1937 Sister Teresa took her solemn vows.
September 10, 1946 she became Mother Teresa.
In 1948 Mother Teresa began her missionary work.
October 7, 1950 the congregation that became the Missionaries of Charity was developed.
In the 1960's Mother Teresa's efforts were able to expand across the globe.
Received the Noble Peace Price in 1979.
1980's Mother Teresa served with the Red Cross and with disaster victims.
By 1996 Mother Teresa was operating 517 missions in over 100 countries.
March 3, 1997 Mother Teresa stepped down from head of Missionaries of Charity due to her ailing health.
September 5, 1997 Mother Teresa passed away. Biography Mother Teresa's Inspirational Leadership Style References Ascension Research Center [Mother Teresa]. Retrieved from http://ascension-research.org/teresa.html

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of the 20th century]. Retrieved from http://www.catholicplanet.com/articles/article115.htm Authentic Leadership "A style of leadership that includes transformational, charismatic, or transactional approaches as the situation demands." (Nelson & Quick, 2013, p. 447).

"Those who are deeply aware of how they think and behave and are perceived by others as being aware of their own and others' values/moral perspectives, knowledge, and strengths." (Cooper, Scandura, & Schriescheim, 2005, p. 478) Mother Teresa's Use of Power Mother Teresa's
Empowerment Impact Mother Teresa
had on others Application of Mother Teresa's
Leadership Traits
“Smile at each other, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at everyone - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” –Mother Teresa


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Let no one ever come away without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.” –Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was a charismatic leader who now has representation of her charity around the world.

Her teachings have touched many, whether they follow the Catholic faith or not. She preached to love every person you encounter which can be understood universally.

She promotes acceptance of all peoples in every culture. Many definitions of ethics include the words “pertaining to right and wrong in conduct”.

I would think that the name ‘Mother Teresa’ would come into people’s heads and help put a face to that definition.

She was a concrete example of ethics in action. • Be inspired before trying to inspire others. Sister Teresa didn’t ask someone else to go live among the poor before she did. She inspired others through her own personal commitment. Sacrifice was necessary, and she had minimal training. Yet her passion was visible, and others were drawn to her mission.

• Articulate how others can join you. Mother Teresa encouraged friends, such as Princess Diana, to provide support. By being direct, she let others know how to help her reach her goals.

• Define the problem you’re solving. Mother Teresa wanted to ease the suffering of the poor and dying. Some accused her of ignoring root causes of poverty. But she knew her mission. She bore the criticism and soldiered on.

• Empower others to follow—and act.

(Moran, 2012)
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