Leadership Excellence is demonstrated by the ability to master C5E (Creativity, Conflict Management, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication and Ethics) which is guiding the development of a new paradigm in leadership excellence and innovation. Institutional culture, in which mentorship and collaboration is established, has a significant impact on the outcome of success for the implementation of change. Understanding institutional culture is an important component to organizational growth and the acceptance of the idea of teamwork and institutional diversity. The challenge with cultivating diversity is that collaborative members of the organization must be willing to accept and understand differences which is not always an easy mission to accomplish. As learners and emerging leaders, we are engaged in many team development opportunities. Rarely, however, are we taught the lessons of successfully navigating through team dynamics or managing a team.