Richard Hooker was a 16th century theologian in the Church of England. He is the inventor of the Anglican idea of the “middle way,” which is also referred to as the via media. It is the idea that somewhere between Roman Catholics and Protestants there is an area in the middle where all Christians agree on the important parts of the faith. This idea is what has carried the worldwide Anglican church to ecumenical dialogue unseen by other groups. Their example is one that leaders in any field can use to improve their leadership.