Leadership Institute


The Leadership Institute at Monsignor Farrell is designed to be a practical, candid, weekly discussion to help ensure that Monsignor Farrell students truly embrace the mindset of being lifelong learners.

It's designed to instigate not only a conversation between us but perhaps, more importantly, within each student to help them ask the questions:

  • Who am I today?
  • What are my values and priorities?
  • What are the processes I use to get through life?
  • How do I continue to improve in all facets of life?

It allows students to identify, hone, and enhance their first principles.

The Leadership Institute curriculum is based on real-world experiences.  Class materials include books, videos, current events, personal experiences and stories, and notable guests to create interactive dialogue and a learning atmosphere.


  • Discipline
  • Grit
  • Work Harder/Smarter
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Listen!
  • People, First
  • Gratitude


  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Food & Nutrition
  • The Brain
  • The Microbiome
  • The Immune System
  • Introvert/Extrovert


  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babbin
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • When by Dan Pink
  • Captain Class by Sam Walker
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters
  • Joyful by Ingrid Fetell-Lee
  • The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
  • Love Your Enemies by Arthur Brooks
  • Genius Food by Max Lugavere
  • Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt
  • The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma