Catherine McAuley as a Leader

Leadership as service

Her difficulty in accepting the title of Rev Mother

Her belief in the dignity of the human person

Her role as leader in building community

Her sensitivity in dealing with people

Her ability to listen

Her ability to recognise and develop the gifts in people

Her ability to help people believe in themselves

As leader, her ability to act as mentor

Her belief that people should be helped become independent

Her ability to delegate

Leadership by example

Catherine was an evaluator, unifier and communicator

Catherine was an innovator

Catherine had the ability to challenge people

Her leadership was relational

Her global vision as a leader

Catherine’s strength came from her deep relationship with God.