Mission and Vision
Kallion Leadership, Inc. designs and develops communities around the study of the humanities in order to unlock the human talent for creative, benevolent, and lasting improvements to our common condition.
Kallion envisions a world that is not divided into leaders and followers but instead comprised of empowered agents of leadership who respond to common needs according to their particular skills and opportunities. Kallion believes those who teach the humanities should be recognized as leadership trainers and those who perform leadership roles should harness the power of continual reflection within a life of action.
Kallion Leadership, Inc. is . . .
Anyone can be empowered to exhibit leadership behaviors necessary to improve the human condition. Kallion welcomes diverse venues and radically inclusive approaches to leadership, including various cultural, experiential, educational, generational, and ethical perspectives. Since leadership should be within everyone’s reach, Kallion seeks to make our programming accessible to the widest possible range of participants.
Kallion community members treat each other as equal partners in our mission, not in spite, but because, of their different backgrounds. We are all both teachers and students of each other. Within the organization and in the world Kallion seeks to create, an individual often moves between diverse roles or may hold them simultaneously. Our mission is advanced through respectful disagreements, openness to honest feedback, and warm fellowship.
In an ever-accelerating world, Kallion creates time and space for deep contemplation. Careful, critical examination of one’s self, one’s world, and the experiences of others from different backgrounds is the strongest foundation for profound, lasting growth and renewal for individuals and communities.
Kallion values leadership as an art form analogous to that of a painter, novelist, or designer. Our community approaches the Humanities as a space for exploring and experimenting with ideas and approaches to persistent challenges of the human condition. Rather than feeling restricted to repeat the past, Kallion believes that the Humanities can help us tap into our imagination to make tangible improvements in our world.
Kallion recognizes that humans have historically engaged in leadership activity under a variety of motives: glory, attention, power, personal gain, control . . . We also recognize that even holding a leadership position can cause a person to see others in a dehumanizing way inferior to their own. But, Kallion promotes leadership practices rooted in a place of kindness. We study and celebrate our capacity to treat others as one of our own and to experience joy through the growth and prosperity of our fellow humans.