Conversations on Transformational Leadership

A new quarterly series by Sigma Chi highlights members who are putting transformational leadership into practice.

Recent Conversations

Significant Sig Jim Luce | NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 1980


Sigma Chi talks to Luce, who discusses the leadership skills he developed while learning from and working with Significant Sig Bill Marriott, UTAH 1954, and how those servant leader skills were honed from the Sigma Chi chapter all the way through multiple roles and industries.

The Gamma Chi chapter | University of Maryland

Winter 2022-2023

Sigma Chi talks to members of the Maryland chapter, which used a monetary donation from an alum to establish a class open to all students that teaches social value creation.

Significant Sig & Brig. Gen. Jay Burks | FURMAN 1989

FALL 2022

Sigma Chi talks to Burks, who discusses the importance of values, the various aspects of leadership, building and sustaining high-performing teams, and how anybody can be a leader regardless of title or position.

Jayden Thomas | Indiana (PENNSYLVANIA) 2023

SUmmer 2022

Sigma Chi talks to Thomas, a former Consul for his chapter, who details how breaking expectations, mentorship and empowering others have been key to his leadership journey.

Jesse Trout | Austin peay 2006


Sigma Chi talks to Sigma Chi Leadership Institute regional trainer Jesse Trout, who discusses his passion for mentorship and the benefits to being vulnerable with yourself and others.

Travis Shumake | NORTHERN ARIZONA 2007

WINTER 2021-2022

Sigma Chi talks to Shumake, who discusses his path to being an openly gay drag racer, the impact Sigma Chi has made on his life and what transformational leadership and putting it into practice means to him.

Ryder Chaffee 2018 | Mark Potts 2016

Fall 2021

Sigma Chi talks to Kansas State Sigs Mark Potts, 2016, and Ryder Chaffee, 2018, who co-founded the Go Further Foundation to help young professionals transition into the workforce and offer programs that take a positive, proactive approach to mental health.