Esse Quam Videri
The driving force behind Leadership North Carolina’s core values and culture lies in the North Carolina state motto: Esse Quam Videri. “To Be Rather Than To Seem”
Practice Inclusivity: Strengthen North Carolina through a variety of voices to promote civil discourse and systemic change.
Promote Lifelong Learning: Inform, engage, and mobilize leaders through service learning, support and social responsibility.
Provide Historical Context: Examine and understand North Carolina’s roots, history, and traditions.
Drive Collaboration: Partner with leaders, community stakeholders, and statewide nonprofits to focus on current issues.
Encourage Active Citizenship: Model objective participation within our communities and across the state.