“On this side of the fellowship, I know better and commit to do better. The Surge Fellowship is a commencement to a new leadership that I am capable of modeling. I know I am capable of operating with a greater sense of peace and efficacy. I know that I can lead anytime, anywhere. That my title, nor position of authority, defines my leadership as much as the beliefs and behaviors I carry. I know that leadership starts with me, and if I uncover and communicate my purpose clearly to myself and others, my work can become meaningful.  And most importantly, I know that if I forget to act upon any of these lessons, my Surge family will be there to remind me of my capacity and commitment to lead.”