International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #132 * December 2012
Asheville, NC. USA
Charles Kabera (Rwanda)
Everyone makes mistakes. We are human, therefore we are not perfect. Even if we are a perfectionist we cannot always avoid mistakes. We can make thorough calculations and take very precise steps. We can be very cautious and make no risky moves, and yet we are bound to eventually make mistakes or will fail at something we set out to accomplish. Mistakes are part of life. But I have learned that these mistakes are for our own good. We yoou make a mistake, just take a deep breath and assess the situation. The most important thing is that you find a way to recover and use these mistakes to your advantage.
In business you can make a lot of mistakes. You can make mistakes in front of your employees, customers, partners, and other people you deal with in business. Mistakes can be really embarrassing but worse than that these things can be detrimental to your business so you need to know how to handle mistakes constructively. Here are some suggestions
Apologize for the mistake. In other words, assume responsibility. Too often when we make a mistake, the first thing we do is to panic and start blaming others. We make all sorts of excuses just to save face but that is not necessary. If you make a mistake in front of anyone you are dealing with in business, just apologize. Say you are very sorry for what happened and mean it.
Find a solution- quickly. Once the person has been appeased, quickly find a way to remedy the situation. Do not panic. The worst thing for you to do in this situation is to panic, so keep your composure and take charge. You will impress everyone with the way you deal with things.
Keep it positive. Do not forget to appease and calm down yourself, as well. Keep telling yourself that it will be alright and also tell your team the same thing. If everyone is positive then things will run positively. This is the most important thing that you need to consider because as a leader you to positively motivate your team.
Learn from your mistakes. After the mistake has been made, it is important for you to be able to look back and learn from it. Figure out what you could do with what happened. Mistakes are excusable once, but make sure not to go through the same mistake again. Determine where you went wrong and do what you can to avoid it next time.
Do not dwell on it. Never let the mistake that happened get the best of you. After it happens, separate yourself from it and let go. You cannot let the mistake overcome you. Just deal with it and move on.
Request feedback. If the mistake involved other people, check back on them to find out how everything is. Extend your service beyond what they expect and this will make them feel more important. There really is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Yes, it could lead to disastrous results but mistakes happen to everyone and what is important is that you were able to deal with it constructively.
What Our Students Are Saying
Fancisco Onuchukwu Okaformbah (Nigeria)
In my IIGL studies I have been studying the virtue called integrity for the past 6 months. The word has attracted and appealed to me at every single place I have seen it. I have begun to observe other people’s lives, even mentors that have really been successful and I have discovered that at times their integrity has been called to question. I want to live differently, to be remembered for the word Integrity even after my demise, if that be the only virtue I am remembered by I will live with happily that knowledge in my grave.
Students In Action
Adedoyin Adedeji (Nigeira)
This is an exclusive invitation to all IIGL members to join us as we launch our new internet startup called Prolance – www.prolance.com.ng . The basic idea behind this startup is to help connect skilled professionals in Nigeria with projects. One of the biggest challenges in Nigeria is the alarming rate of unemployment among skilled professionals. Also we have several Small and medium scale businesses around the country that require the services of these professionals but do not know how to get them. Therefore, Prolance is positioned to help fill these gaps.
Over the last few years, we have been amazed at the positive impact our first online project – Get Inspired Nigeria – www.getinspirednigeria.com has made in the lives of numerous Nigerian youths. We believe we can do more and also impact more lives thus we committed ourselves towards social enterprise projects like Prolance – www.prolance .com.ng .
Prolance aims to connect skilled Professionals with individuals and companies that require their services. We believe that together we can achieve more. We are excited to have you join the Prolance community. Once you join, you’ll be able to personalize your prolance experience, post, follow, and bid for projects, as well as inquire about projects that have been posted. For more information: Contactus@prolance.com.ng
What Our Students Are Reading
The Fine Art Of Creating The Life You Want
Colin C. Tipping (202 pages / $10.91)
This book is radical approach to conscious creating that is fresh, insightful, down-to-earth and solidly practical. It shows you how you can put your life into high gear, manifesting what you want so you can live a life of fulfillment, abundance, joy, peace and happiness. One whole section is devoted to Creating Money. It is not about “programming” or even “deprogramming” your subconscious mind as it is with many other approaches. It s about coming from a totally different paradigm and doing an end run around the mind altogether. It simply uses your Spiritual Intelligence to supercharge your intentions. This is the part of your awareness that instinctively understands how to attract whatever you want from the great sea of abundance that the Universe provides for us all. It s not about struggle any more. In this book, he now provides, in his own unique way, a powerful approach to creating the future we want, including more joy and happiness, more money, right purpose, weight loss, good health, a loving partnership and whatever else we desire
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Meet Our New Students
We are please to welcome one new active students this month Nigeria.
David John Oladejo
I am a cool headed man, loving, caring, peaceful, joyful, intelligent, focus, introvert and extrovert. God is my role model and not a man. I believe in possibilities and the ability to discover things that are yet to be discovered by human beings. My interest is in the area of solving social problems such as Ignorance, hunger, poverty, injustice, which has led to the collapse of homes, society, states and nations.
I owned an N.G.O. (Worldwide Integrity Theatre Troupe, Nigeria), which was established to solve social problems through seminars, social drama and psychodrama. I am a registered member of National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioner (NANTAP) and a registered member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA).
Currently, I have read books that talk about humans’ success. Such books are: The Law of Success by Napoleaon Hill, 10 Laws of Leadership by Bill Newman, Pearls of Wisdom, The Mafia Manager, The Art of War, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King. Jr., How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegies.
I am the last child of my parents. My father is a retired military man. He served under the Nigerian Army while my mother is a trader. My parents’ marriage is over forty years and they are really enjoying their relationship in Christ Jesus. My parents are Sunday school teachers in Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria. I have two brothers and three sisters.
I have voluntarily participated in a programme organized by the Advancement Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria to shun election violence before, during and after the 2011 elections in Nigeria and in a programme meant to combat Cultism in University of Ibadan as an actor in Cultism and Anti-Social Behaviours prevention.
I have worked in a cosmetic store as head of sales, sales manager in a trading store, as member of the management team of an organization (Golden Vibrant Profile), an organization established by a graduate of the University of Ibadan to present awards to the best University of Ibadan graduates.
I make five friends in a day and for each of them I stand to help discover their talents and at the same time teach them how to develop their various talents. I discover their talents after fifteen to twenty minutes discussions with them. Then, I do round up our discussions with a question that says: What can you do on your own?
My experience in life was tragic, but I am happy that the suffering I went to through did not last and it is no more.
I have overcome them all through determination. I have worked in the car park as a bus conductor and a load carrier and I have also pass nights in filing stations, under bridges and inside abandoned parked vehicles. While I was going through this training of life, I was focused and determined because I know what I want and where I am heading to.
Presently, I have spent thousands of Naira on proposal writing, but none of the submitted proposal has received any approval and each of the proposals was meant to solve social problems. Such as, Ignorance, hunger, poverty, injustice, terrorism, cultism.
The car park experience was unique! I and my sister also hawked iced water, so that the family can get enough money to get those things that we need for our schooling while we were in secondary schools.
The following students completed one level of study this month
Solomon Teshome (Ethiopia)
Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel (Nigeria)
We had 13 students from six countries complete a total of 21 books in November. These students were from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda and the USA.
Dennis Penu (Ghana)
· Maximum Achievement
Collins Odhiambo (Kenya)
· Principle Centered Leadership
· Mediators Handbook
Vivian Muciri (Kenya)
· How To Win Friends
David John Oladejo (Nigeria)
· As A Man Thinketh
· Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Diana Bokolo (Nigeria)
Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria)
· Real Magic
· Giant Steps
· The New Dynamics of Winning
Lanre Dahunsi (Nigeria)
Ocheja Linus L. (Nigeria)
· Success Through PMA
Osayi Ujunwa Lynda (Nigeria)
Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel (Nigeria)
· Giant Steps
· Real Magic
· How To Win Friends
· The New Dynamics Of Winning
Dakou Kofi Agbesi (Togo)
Noeline Kirabo Mulongo (Uganda)
· Real Boys
Nicole “Lindzee” Lindholm (USA)
· 21 Indispensable Qualities Of Leadershp
· Essential Ghandi
6 enrolled in November
86 enrolled in 2012
21 in November
349 in 2012
21 in November
334 in 2012
Cost of books
418.76 in November
6,842.58 in 2012
You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.
Deb Silver (Israel)
Edmee DiPauli (UK)
Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)
Lily Ann ( USA/FL)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Margie Tice (USA/NC)
Janis Thayer (USA.NC)
Peggy Moore (USA/NC)
Thoms Miller (USA/MI)
Judith Royer (USA/ND)
Corine Wilson (USA.FL)
Lynn Murguia (USA/AZ)
Barbara Mader (USA/NM)
John Hornecker (USA/CA)
Evelyn Garfinkle (USA/WI)
Gregory Burazer (USA/NC)
Charles Betterton (USA (AZ)
Michael Lighwever (USA/NC)
Wanda Gail Campbell (USA/AL)
Janae & Barry Weinhold (USA/NC)
Make A Difference
Dream Team 22
In January 2009 we launched a new idea which blends two previous endeavors: The Master Mind Group and the 22 Experiment. We are calling this Dream Team 22 and our goal is to have 220 people contributing $22 per month. We understand that money is energy and that to sustain and build IIGL we need a lot of people pouring their energy into this endeavor on a regular basis. We also know that not everyone can afford to commit $22 a month – especially our students, who live in countries with economies in which this amount can be equal to a weeks salary. So we are offering two options for those who wish to become a part of the Dream Team. One can commit to a $22 a month contribution or to spending 22 seconds each day holding the vision of IIGL becoming financially sustainable by the end of 2009.
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