Issue #116 * August, 2011

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #116 * August, 2011
www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC. USA

Guest Editorial

Turning Dreams Into Reality

By Iziomoh Felix (Nigeria)

In life, we compete continuously and from a viewpoint there are winners and there are losers. In school, we compete on who get the best results or grades, we also compete on who wins a scholarship, we compete for who will be whose friend, who dates their dream girl or boy and we compete on who gets that dream job. When things seem discouraging in life, people ask themselves, what did they do wrong? Or why did this happen to them?

It is very important for us to understand that in due course there are only winners, and this article emphasize on how you can begin to see yourself as a winner. How would you feel if you could have complete control of your life and living your dreams? I have asked myself, what makes a winner and how can I live the life of my dreams? The simple answer is 'winners don't quit' and as a winner we strive for what we dream of and putting them into reality. Competition is an illusion. When we compete, we are telling ourselves that we may not have full power over the situation we are facing. There are hidden laws of the universe and once we learn an apply these laws, we become masters rather than victims of the circumstances of life.

How does this happen?  These laws or principles work through the power of your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind works according to the requests you give - consciously or unconsciously.  How often have you said “I'm sick and tired…..” of something? And then you wonder why you ARE often sick and tired

One of this secret tools in helping to turn your dreams into reality is meditation.  While prayer might be described as 'talking to God” while meditation has been described by some as  “listening to God.”  Certainly it is a way to quiet your conscious mind and listen to the inner world of Spirit.  It is also a way to visualize exactly what you want in life whether of a material nature or the desired outcome of an experience.

Some things take a time to be brought into manifestation while other things happen quickly. I often see people begin to change their situation, but when these changes start to appear, they quickly stop because they simply cannot believe it is possible. This process takes time, especially when you are first learning to trust the process, but be patient for it will come. Never give up!  Have faith in yourself and use the Positive Mental Attitude and do not undermine yourself with doubts or negative self-talk.

The basic reasons why many of us do not reach our goals is that we have the tendency to be envious of others. Maybe your friend has moved some steps ahead of you or have what you desire to have but because he or she is not in a position you are, you may envy him and assume his progress is due to some unethical or illegal activity.

What we fail to realize is that what we think about others is often a reflection of our deepest fears about ourselves. To think positively about everyone and wish everyone the very best of luck is one of the best contributions we can make to our own success.  actually an exceptional thought in our own future.  We can turn our dreams into reality and those of us who are IIGL students, we are learning the laws and gaining the tools to become real winners.

News

IIGL Appoints New Dean Of Students

On July 1st, IIGL welcomed Deborah Rosen as our new dean of students.  IIGL has steadily grown over the past few years.  With more than 140 active students, the work could no longer be handled by one staff person.  As a former board chairperson with a great deal of experience in all aspects of the IIGL operation, Deb was the most qualified person to step into this role at this time.  Initially she has been assuming responsibility for all of the new student enrollees as of July 1st and possibly assuming additional student responsibility as time goes on.  Our intent is for her to gradually phase with full responsibility for student affairs.

Board of Directors News

The new board of directors, which was elected at the annual meeting on June 13th, has hit the road running.  They have already completed a comprehensive stake holders survey of ideas and options related to our website in anticipation of a major overhaul and updating.  In addition to this, a number of new committees are in the process of formation the intent of assuming more responsibility for IIGL and its future.

What Our Students Are Saying

Erick Omari (Kenya)
Here in Kenya – as in many parts of Africa - people tend to believe that to be successful you have to inherit the wealth from your family.  They haven’t learned what we have learned via IIGL: that working harder and smarter is the real.  Too often others assume that your success – if not inherited - is only the result of illegal or unethical practices.  Through my reading of the IIGL books and biographies of prominent people I have learned that  success can be created by anyone, anywhere, anytime and at any place. I have also learned that success has different meanings to different people. For some it is having lots of money; for others it is having stable family or having power. in our African tradition success meant having more wives and animals, and also having numerous children in the village.  But real success is that sense of fulfillment of reaching ones goals – whatever they are.

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What Our Students Are Reading

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

by Daniel H. Pink ($16.04)

According to Pink everything we think we know about what motivates us is wrong. He pits the latest scientific discoveries about the mind against the outmoded wisdom that claims people can only be motivated by the hope of gain and the fear of loss. Pink cites a dizzying number of studies revealing that carrot and stick can actually significantly reduce the ability of workers to produce creative solutions to problems. What motivates us once our basic survival needs are met is the ability to grow and develop, to realize our fullest potential. Case studies of Google's 20 percent time (in which employees work on projects of their choosing one full day each week) and Best Buy's Results Only Work Environment (in which employees can work whenever and however they choose—as long as they meet specific goals) demonstrate growing endorsement for this approach. A series of appendixes include further reading and tips on applying this method to businesses, fitness and child-rearing. Drawing on research in psychology, economics and sociology, Pink's analysis—and new model—of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature. (Jan.)

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

School For Champions

www.school-for-champions.com/speaking.htm#Success

This is where you can learn to be a champion in your studies, business and personal life. the School for Champions™ will help you achieve your dreams by:

* Assisting you with basic education and strategies for success,

Providing you with principles to help you become a champion in whatever you do, and

Encouraging you to champion worthy causes by helping others.

Meet Our New Students

We are please to welcome five new active students this during July.  They are from Botswana,

Kenya, Nigeria & Pakistan.

Minny Nkwe (Botswana)

I am a great networker, I mix exceedingly well with people, Good communication and interpersonal skills – I am an Toastmaster, I am passionate about personal leadership development – I am an active JCI member; I am computer competent and conversant with Microsoft office application and quick learner, hard worker, good interpersonal skills and works well in a team and individually, I believe that nothing is impossible so i accept every challange without considering how much work it will be. I believe that by asserting myself in the small situations I will create a stronger sense of self-worth and it will also increase my ability to be assertive in other, more important situations and also setting boundaries is not just an effective time management tool; it is an act of self-respect and self-love. My greatest weakness is that I don't like to be idle. I read a lot of personal development and motivational books, I  as I believe that if you want to be in that top 20%, you need to be investing 10% of your income on your personal growth (training, books, CD’s, workshops).I have read so many books so far but will just list a few like: Think and Grow rich by Napoleon Hill, Three Signs of a Miserable Job by Patrick Lencioni, Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins, Who moved my Cheese by Spencer Johnson, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, etc, this is few of  motivational speaker I listened to like Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, etc.

Joyce Maina (Kenya)

My names are Joyce Maina, I was born in 17th June 1988 in Rift Valley province, My ethnicity is Kikuyu from Central Kenya. We are two in our family and I am the youngest.My father is a farmhand and he receives very little money as his salary. My mother does small business which is very small to sustain our family. Being that I am from a poor family background, my parents tried all the best to get some money from all sources, including well wishers, but all in vain, My parents promised to contribute the little they could so that I may also participate in the little education that they could afford to give. Before I cleared my high school I become a victim of intended rape which made me stay in a trauma. It was after two years that I developed the spirit to believe and appreciate myself regardless of what had happened to me. I later joined college where I did accounts and computer courses but didn't complete my accounts course due to lack of funds to support my education. It was during this time that I came across a book by Myles Munroe “In Pursuit of Purpose” that made me view life in a different perspective. I realised that life is worth living to the fullest and the best regardless of what happened and that there is always a better day after sorrow. My goals in life is to become a reliable citizen in my country and world at large by working to the best of my ability to improve my living standard and being able to touch someone else life directly or indirectly. My dreams is to run a successful business that will offer employment to the people who are jobless/less fortunate in life, being able to work with an existing organisation or create my own organisation so that I maybe able to touch the millions who are suffering by giving them hope of a bright future and giving them hope for a better tomorrow. My personal interest is not to be rich and famous but to have a comfortable life where I can always have enough to give back to the society. I love travelling, this passion has taken me to various towns and locations within my country and I have learned to appreciate the scenery and varying landscape within such regions. Am looking forward to travel extensively to different regions within the globe in years to come, so as to learn and behold the diversity and beauty of nature and to familiarize myself with other people’s culture.

Peter Ndrake Udoh (Nigeria)

My name is Peter Ndarake Udoh as earlier stated. I am 32 years old, about 5ft5" tall, I have chocolate complexion. I am currently weighing 62kg. I am the first of six children born by a very humble poor mother whose maiden name was Mrs Akon-anwan Asuquo to a building contractor. My dad was very frequent in the church until he bought a black and white television, I guess during the 1985 nations cup, before he began to backslide as a result of the nations cup tournament. He was a very humorous person. My mom, first among three, no education but very interested in the education of her kids.  I grew up to understand that i was the most loved, even with the fact that I happen to be the eldest son. I attended Charles' Walker Nursery school before I was transferred to Bishop King Memorial Primary School, number 9 Inyang street Calabar, before we got a new accommodation and I was again transferred to another school,. this time, St. Mary Primary School, number 6, st. Mary street Calabar. In September 1991, i was transferred to my village school in my State- Akwa Ibom state to school as a result scarcity of schools then in Calabar. I started my secondary school in 1991, and graduated in 1997.  I left the village for Calabar again to where I started a new life as a young applicant going round the town looking for what to do. I got a place where I worked till i moved to my current location- the federal capital, Abuja.  Few months latter, I was employed by the University of Abuja where i serve under the Intelligence section of the security department. I have been appointed as supervisor on several occasions and assistance supervisor also several times and they say its because they believe that i have the capacity to manage people, especially at my own little level.

I happen to be interested in politics just because I believe that the way things are done here is not that we can not do it well, but its just that the right people are not there with the determination to serve but always wanted to be served by the same people that voted them into the positions for service. This is the only way to be able to have the resources that I will use to better the lots of the needy especially in my country Nigeria, now that I have an understanding that I'm here for a purpose. The situation is so bad here that even the bad pictures that the world is made to see is still a far cry from the real situation of things here. According to word of Marriah Edelman, doing good is the rent we pay for living on this planet; King Solomon in the bible also tells us that he who helps the needy is saving for bad times, that God will never forget such people. If I close my eyes and watch as the injustice is going on, then it would be better for me to be born somewhere else where things are done properly. Afterall Martin Luther King jnr. was a man like myself, je dedicated his life to the service of his people in America and died for the cause he loved most. Today, if one is talking about American and its last presidential election without mentioning Martin Luther, then the discussion is not complete.

Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel (Nigeria)

I am Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel. I am well known as Olaolu Oye in my community, on my facebook, by my friends and loved ones. I was born on October 21st 1982, at ST MARY’S HOSPITAL Eleta in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. I am a male, and I speak Yoruba language and English language fluently. I am born into a Christian family by Mr. Lawrence Oyewumi, and Mrs. Alice Olufemi Oyewumi.

I attended Public Day Primary School in 1990 to 1995, and I had very good remarks on the works of the pupils in the school subjects. I attended Urban Day Grammar School in the year 1996 to 2002, and I passed out very well in my senior school examination with five (5) A level credits, and one (1) distinction in Literature in English. In between the year 2002 to 2005, I was able to acquire knowledge in Industrial and Commercial Photograph. With certificate presented by Dr Omojola, on 23rd October 2005. I had my National Diploma in Mass Communication, in the year 2006 to 2008 at Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua.

I am presently single, and self-employed in the Art of Photography. I am also actively partnering with a group of people known as HOT EYE INITIATIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE; who are fully involved in Leadership Development Study Programme.

It is of my plan to press further in my education. As regard, International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL), and also to hold degree in BSC certificate.

During and after my days in the institution, I was actively involved with a youth empowerment group known as; Victorious Evangelical Ministry, up-to the year 2009. This group was targeted at updating the involved youth on different workshops. And I was able to gain knowledge on GSM engineering (repair), which I practiced for some period of years.

My activities are; reading, computer operation, table tennis, Bible study, singing and communicating, and many more. I like the following musician and their music; Joe praise, Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Sinach, Kirk Franklin, and Pastor Chris (moment of worship). I am interested in the following; seminars, healing ministrations, sharing revelation, giving, speaking in tongues, and gospel with power. My favorite television shows are; who wants to be a millionaire by   Mr. Frank, and breaking news. My favorite meals are; beans, wheat, vegetables and fruit. My best movies are; 24hrs by Jack Bauer, Matrix, and Fighting temptation.

I have attended series of seminars. One of many that I attended is PROJECT GET RICH SEMINAR, in which we had speakers that have experienced international relation. I have leadership experience as the head and coordinator of evangelical group in my secondary school fellowship. I was nominated and functioned as the executive leader of Victorious Evangelical Ministry. I have been a group leader for years in my church, and actively functioned as an outreach fellowship coordinator for under the period of one year. I have also trained four apprentices successfully in my career workshop. While I have two of my apprentices operating their own business, and having their own workshops. I am presently a leader, and the executive partner for budget and payment of HOT EYE INITIATIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE.

Among series of books that I have read are: Towards Mental Exploit by David O. Oyedepo, The Pursuit of Purpose by A.W. Tozer, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, with Sharon Letcher, Be a People Person by John C. Maxwell, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, The Seven Spirit of God by Chris Oyakhilome, and many more.

Zafar Iqbal (Pakistan)

I am a teacher and I want to empower the people through education. There is no more useful tool to change the world than education. I want to find the problems faced by the backward nations and I want to high light them for the solution. I am doing M.Phil in Education for the same purpose. I want to do Research in Multi-intelligence or Bilingualism in Education for Doctoral program.

I have written more than 50 articles in the newspapers of my own community. I have written two books also. I am a fond of reading new dissertations and doing research on the educational issues faced by the educational stakeholders. After all this, I want to rehabilitate the Dynamic education system in my own country. I want to be a philanthropist. I believe in this proverb: Love for all hated for none. I know I have a very soft and sensitive heart, full with love for all. I like flowers, butterflies, meadows, squirrels and chirping birds. I always like sharing experience and knowledge. I like Global friendship and E. Teaching.

Adonou Adjoa Brigitte (Togo)

My name is ADONOU Adjoa Brigitte. I am Togolese from Kévé, in the south west region of Togo. I live in Lomé, capital city of Togo. I work for Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity (Ministère de l’Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Nationale) as administrative secretary. I am in the human resources department. My birthday is 23 July 1979. I born in Ivory Coast (precisely at Bocanda) and I lived in that country with my parents until I had 9 years old. I have four sisters and one brother.I am tall and slim.

After Higher school diploma - Baccalauréat (Philosophy and Art), I attended training courses in the domain of administration.

I am currently a member of Initiative for a Positive Future Togo (IPF-Togo), NGO created in 2009 by Mr. DAVUI Kosi Sepénou, the one who talked me about this study program. IPF-Togo is an NGO similar to IIGL. I like humoristic and self-improvement books. I am also interested in humoristic movies.

About everyday life, I opt for married life and children. I am Christian and I like freedom of religion. Talking about studies, my goals are:

* Learn social science, with the purpose to become social worker;

* Improve my English, in order to be able to work in the international affairs (fields).

One of my dreams is to create a foundation which will take charge of poor/abandoned children’s and young women.

Graduates

The following student(s) complete one level of study last month:

Uganda

Owino Ogwal Phillip

Level One

Zimbabwe

Joseph Ngonidzashe ZvoushomaLevel Two

Student Progress

We had 20 students from 13 countries complete a total of 34 books in July. These students were from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, the USA & Zimbabwe.

Minny Nkwe  (Botswana)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Afanda Galega (Cameroon)

· PsychoCybernetics

· Success Through Positve Mental Attitude

Bereket Alemayehu  (Ethiopia)

· The Power of Intention

Sr. Mary Concepta Mensah (Ghana)

· Giant Steps

· The New Dynamics of Winning

· Real Magic

Joyce Maina  (Kenya)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Modibo Dembele (Mali)

· Giant Steps

Ahua Bem Gura  (Nigeria)

· PsychoCybernetics

· Success Through Positve Mental Attitude

· Keys To Success

Joseph Abue (Nigeria)

· Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Mutiu Damilola Samuel (Nigeria)

· Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Olufisola Oladipo  (Nigeria)

· PsychoCybernetics

Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel  (Nigeria)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Afere Lawrence (Nigeria)

· Banker To The Poor

Peter Ndarake Udo (Nigeria)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Zafar Iqbal (Pakistan)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Olita Nyathi (South Africa)

· The Secret

Adonou Adjoa Brigitte  (Togo)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Dogbo, Kofi Fafali  (Togo)

· PsychoCybernetics

Phillip Owino Ogwal (Uganda)

· Real Magic

· Giant Steps

· The New Dynamics of Winning

· How to Win Friends and Influence People

Lindzee Lindholm (USA)

· Mediation & Facilitation Training Manual

Joseph Zvoushoma (Zimbabwe)

· Goal Setting 101

Statistics

New Enrollments

9        enrolled in July

60      enrolled in 2011

Book Assessments

34    in July

228    in 2011

Books Shipped

36      in July

349    in 2011

Cost of books

$777.42 in July

$6,917.83 in 2011

You Make It Possible

We extend a special thanks to the following 20 individuals and/or organizations from four countries who contributed to IIGL during July. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)

Edmee DiPauli (UK)

Mark Mazadu (Nigeria)

Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)

Afere Lawrence (Nigeria)

Lily Ann (USA/NC)

Deb Rosen (USA/WI)

Margie Tice (USA/NC)

Ron Walker (USA/VA)

Peggy Moore (USA/NC)

Lou Stewart (USA/NC)

Heidi Stewart  (USA/NC)

Judith Royer (USA/ND)

Corine Wilson (USA.FL)

Julie Loosbrock (USA/WI)

Evelyn Garfinkle (USA/WI)

John Hornecker (USA/CA)

Michael Lightweaver  (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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International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #115 * July, 2011
www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC. USA

Guest Editorial

What Are You Feeding?

By Joseph Ngonidzashe Zvoushoma (Zimbabwe)

Life is a journey as some say, it is full of its own moments; it is a process of learning as each day passes, and sometimes when we learn we get lessons that change our lives forever and propels us for success. I am a communicator by nature, and a great deal of my time is spent talking to my peers, trying to understand their side of life. I was having a chat with a friend of mine a few months back when during that conversation he said these simple yet profound words to me, “Jose, do you know that what you feed grows and what you starve dies”, I was stunned, I tried to understand what he meant and had to ask him for an explanation, but his reply was rather a riddle than a simple straight forward answer, he said to me, “ Jose, find your own answer, but it is not far”, what an answer! I had homework to do, think over these words, but unfortunately I shelved them.

Time passed without taking notice when one day the idea of the law of harvest struck my mind. Taking the example of a farmer preparing his field, I remembered the words of my friend. I will give an analogy of a farmer, when a farmer is preparing his field, he goes through a process which will involve two extreme ends, sowing and harvesting, but during that process so many things happen in between. When the crops appear, along come the weeds to compete with the crops, the farmer has to starve the weeds by weeding them out so that the crops grow, however if he ignores the weeds and let them feed on the crops, the weeds will definitely grow, and he will have a plenteous harvest of weeds! This example applies in our daily lives in which, too often we feed on a steady diet of negatives. We complain, find fault, feed on discouragement, hatred, malice and every ill society can name. And then we marvel at the harvest that such a bounty of negatives brings in our personal lives. What we feed ourselves mentally is a choice.  We can feed ourselves negatives and reap the harvest of unhappiness or we can feed ourselves the positives and reap a harvest of bliss.  It is our choice.

I draw a lot of lessons from Saint Paul, who knew the power of positive thinking and was conscious of the law of harvest. He was very much aware that whatever one feeds on grows and what one starves dies This is reflected in the letter he wrote to the Philippians in AD 61 whilst he was in prison. He had this to say to them: ‘Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things that are true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious--the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.’ This was a man in prison whom many thought should be pitted. Rather he was the one motivating them, telling them to maintain a positive mental attitude, showing them that whatever they sow they harvest.

The law of harvest is at work daily at work in each of our lives.  We do have a choice in how our lives will unfold and our mental and emotional health by what we feed our minds and spirit.

News

New Board Elected

The IIGL Annual Meeting was held on Monday, June 13th at Mountain Light Sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina, USA.  The primary order of business was the election of the new board of directors for the coming year.  There were 13 present plus three who joined us from Nigeria and Hungry via Skype.  The following individuals were elected to the new board:

Voting Board (officers)

Co-Presidents

Wanda Gail Campbell   (USA-AL)

Paa Kwesi Inkumsah     (Ghana)

Co-Vice Presidents

Kathleen Oweegon         (USA-NM)

Noeline Kirabo Mulongo (Uganda)

Co-Treasurers

Heidi Stewart                 (USA-NC)

Joseph N. Zvoushoma, (Zimbabwe)

Co-Secretaries

Judith Royer                  (USA-NC)

Pius Reis                        (Nigeria)

Voting Board

Felix Isiomoh                 (Nigeria)

Erick Omari                  (Kenya)

Lindzee Lindholm          (USA)

Bikundu Onyari             (Kenya

Lynne Murguia              (Italy/USA)

Olita Talent Nyathi,       (South Africa)

Ntobo Valentine E.        (Cameroon)

Non-voting Board

Kennedy John Offor      (Nigeria)

Rwamatwara Egide        (Congo)

Mark Elisha Mazadu     (Nigeria

Deb Rosen                     (USA)

David Banner                (USA)

Gregory Burazer            (USA)

Gillian Keen                            (UK)

Emmanuel Osouza                  (Nigeria)

Imoh Colins                             (Nigeria)

New National Coordinators

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of four new National Coordinators for the countries of Rwanda, Liberia, Cameroon and Ethiopia.  They join our growing team of national coordinators from Cote d’ Ivoire  Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.  The national coordinators are handling our book distribution in each of these countries, developing the IIGL program locally and laying the foundation for IIGL eventually becoming a student and graduate administered program.  Our current national coordinators are:

Cameroon

Yieh Odette Gwain

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Cote D'Ivoire

Roger Yomba Ngué

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Ethiopia

Bereket Alemayehu

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Ghana

Paa Kwesi Inkumsah

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Kenya

Erick Kebeka Omari

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Liberia

Kula Aatoz Zodua

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Nigeria

Iziomoh Bidemi Felix

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Rwanda

Charles Kabera

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Togo

Davui Kosi Sepenou

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Uganda

Noeline Kirabo Mulongo

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Zimbabwe

Joseph Ngonidzashe Zvoushoma

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What Our Students Are Saying

Pius Reis (Nigeria)

Taking responsibilities for our feelings is an idea I have found very vey helpful and important. Before I started my IIGL program, I can say that I was 80 percent of the time depressed as a result of the events happening around me which I could not control. I had a mind set that either God could not solve my problems or just didn’t want to do anything about it. My IIGL program has helped me to take control of my thoughts especially with the book “What to say when you talk to yourself.” Reading about taking responsibility for  your feelings in this book has just helped me re-affirm my commitment to myself  that no matter the circumstance or whatever anyone says about me, I am in charge of my feelings. The author writes that our feelings result from how we chose to receive what others say and do, as well as our particular needs and expectations in that moment.

What Our Students Are Reading

Strengths Based Leadership

by Tom Rath & Barry Conchie ($15.86)

For decades, Gallup scientists have researched the topic of leadership. They’ve surveyed a million work teams, conducted more than 50,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed 20,000 followers to ask what they admired in the most important leader in their life. The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths-Based Leadership. Using Gallup’s discoveries, authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to being an effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders — including the founder of Teach for America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton — to show how each person’s unique talents can drive their success. A new version of Gallup’s popular StrengthsFinder assessment helps readers discover their own special gifts, and specific strategies show them how to lead with their top five talents. Loaded with novel research, inspiring stories, and actionable ideas, Strengths-Based Leadership offers a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future.

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

InterFaith Conflict Resolution

http://www.usip.org/education-training/courses/certificate-course-in-interfaith-conflict-resolution

This Free online course is designed to enhance the peacemaking capacities of individuals and faith-based organizations by focusing on objectives, methods, and best practices of interfaith dialogue, a form of religious peacemaking increasingly recognized for its relevance to 21st Century conflict. The course applies general principles of faith-based peacemaking to two case studies, highlighting interfaith peacemaking efforts between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, as well as the role that various faith communities played in helping to bring and end to the 36-year internal armed conflict in Guatemala.

Meet Our New Students

We are please to welcome fsix new active students this during June.  They are from Botswana,

Mali, Nigeria, Togo & Uganda.

Saidi Mdala (Botswana)

I grew up in a small town of Karoi, a small boy with many talents and aspirations until my parents sent me to school. School and a mediocre environment did a great job of divesting me of my zest for great things. Four years of secondary education at a Mission School reinforced all the shortcomings I had acquired and this continued until one day, at 34, a corporate culture transformation expert and inspirational leader challenged me to answer three questions that stopped my roller coaster, happy-go-lucky eventless life informed by no particular purpose: “Who Am I?” “Why Am I Here?” and “Where Am I going?”

It refocused me to what I believe I had been unconsciously growing into – a personal development agent with a vision to become a world class inspirational leader and bestselling author, and a mission: To give others maximum advantage using everything I have acquired, am acquiring and have influence over.

After completing a degree programme in Media Studies, undergoing a management development, it was apparent my time was up. I chose journalism as a launch pad because of its pervasive influence and worked very hard to grow through the ranks to become our publication’s Country Manager, a responsibility that not only allowed me to give others maximum advantage, but influence others to do the same.

I reach a groups of beneficiaries through my opinion columns in publications, active citizenship through Junior Chamber International (JCI) membership, and as a professional speaker at Toastmasters International.

I am in the process of establishing Focused Living International (FLI) a personal development initiative which is part of my big dream to build an international personal development centre that will have exciting tailor made non-conventional learning programmes aimed at bringing out the leader out of every beneficiary of ours.

Over the past 18 months I have been working on five signature modules for FLI, three of which I have decided to develop into my first PD book, all of which are almost ready now.

My hobbies are reading, writing and volunteering and my greatest passion is the development of the fellow human being. I dream that one day I will be so wealthy as to facilitate and human cause I set my mind upon.

I am inspired by the selflessness of such historic figures as Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Carnegie, Nelson Mandela and Mohandas Gandhi.

Growing up, I was socialized into a fear for trying out things I continue to struggle with this demon and every endeavor I make in life is to counter it. I can’t even ask for a raise from my employer and find it more convenient to create my own means of production so that I can have everything I want.

I listen to inspirational music and have a soft spot for comedy and inspirational motion pictures.

I am family man with two great daughters (16 and 9) and they are my biggest fans, growth buddies, favourite learners and an amazing source of knowledge and wisdom. I wish for them nothing but the very best as I prepare them to take up the very noble vocation of service to humanity.

I would like to be an exception and point of reference in my area of specialty and I would smile in my grave to look back and see that many have breathed easier because I have lived.

Coulibaly,  Issa Ousmane (Mali)

My name is Issa Ousmane Coulibaly. I’m a major in the military. In five months, I will be 38 years old. I’m married since 2003, we have two sons. I joined the military when I was 13 years old, after a test to go the secondary school. Six years later, after Baccalaureate, a diploma in Languages and Literature, I went to the National Administration University. From there I was graduated in 2007 for a Masters in Law studies. From 1999 to 2000, I attended the basic officer school to get the rank of Lieutenant. After commanding an Infantry Company, I came back to studies and attended Magistrate Institute for two years.

As travelling experience, I spent one year in Gabon for the senior staff college. There, I visited: Cameroon, Republic of Central Africa and France. After an African Union test, I spent one year in Darfur as Military Observer from November 2006 to November 2007. By the way, I spent two weeks in Addis Ababa for induction course. It’s my best international experience up to now. I met other people and got work and cultural experiences.

In Darfur, the security situation was unpredictable; even we lost one colleague there. I’m proud of that hard mission because we helped other African there. I realized that life and death are very close.  From my return, I work in Ministry of Defense as staff officer. I’m working in the Military Cooperation Branch; I accomplish some Legal adviser tasks. In 2009 I attended six months English Language Course in Borden, Canada. It was a wonderful experience; I encountered other manners, virtues and style of life.

I am fond of Western or Cowboys and trial movies. I like soccer and I am a fan of Barcelona and Marseille. I enjoy sharing my events with other people and I have a lot of friends. I like reading about geopolitics and international law. I want to be one day a good leader not for my country but for Africa, my dream is an emerged Africa without disasters we know today. In my opinion, Africa doesn’t need all these ethnic and tribal wars. The continent is rich, populations deserve better life. But if you pronounce the word Africa, the picture is: hungry, aids, poverty; nothing positive. This is what we have to change; we will do it because I know that we can. Last but not least, I hate lying.

Ifezue Chinweze R. (Nigeria)

IfBasically, i am a very energetic young man, a Roman Catholic and the last in a family of four from Anambra state Nigeria. I live each day always keeping in mind that there is something far more better than making a living, and that is making a noble life. I am objective enough to minimize illusion and understand that self-deception can cost me my vision. It's difficult sometimes balancing optimism and realism, intuition and planning, faith and fact. But i guess that's what we are all here for.

Mutiu Damilola Samuel (Nigeria)

I’m having so many goals and mission, I always dream big. I always reason about how thing are going on in my environment, state, country, and world as a whole. I plan to be a successful man, that’s why I always work hard. I use to do anything I plan to do with target.  My dream is all about doing good, helping the needy, providing jobs for as many that need job or jobless, most especially youths, both graduate and none educated ones. I belief by doing this it will reduce the level of poverty in the country and world generally. What I discover is just that, to eradicate or reduce the level of poverty in the world is not what a man can do alone. But I belief there is nothing God cannot do, with hard working and enthusiasm it will surely workout.

I was not born with this passion but I developed it immediately I discover my purpose been on this earth. Since then I’ve been developing this idea of helping less privileged people. The purpose I discover was been made to make peace and to make people happy. To develop this idea of helping the needy and making peace, I look at my environment and I went on research of what people lack most, and I discover that it was job. This issue of unemployment has cause and lead to so many things. Indirectly this unemployment is affecting economy and growth of each nation. Which I belief that individuals that are able to help should do everything possible to help them, not by giving them money to eat, but by empowering them and by enlightening them.

This great task has change, I myself, because I was not born with this mission, I developed it by myself. It has help me a lot by reading motivational books, which has change my mentality, dressing and the way I approach people also the type of movies I watch.  This great task has helped me to participate in many projects, one of the project I participated was youth farm project (Y.F.P). which was organized for youths in my community. This project is been organized just to let the youth realize that they have power to do great things, and also to keep them busy. This project was youths in their various areas of needs. Is also made to generate money to make it known to other youths, and government that, there is power in youths and farming. What youth farm project all about is helping youths by empowering them. Youth farm project is a farming project that started with less than ten youths. This project was started with planting of maize, from there it started developing, and I was made the secretary of the project.

The mission of this project it to empower the every member of this organization and our society. I myself also benefit from this mission of farm project. How? As I’ve said that I love helping people, and I’m a computer literate. I decided to be teaching people that are not computer literate, computer in a cheaper rate, so this organization bought me a desktop computer to carry out my mission. The name of the computer school is Leaders Computer College. Thank God (LCC) is now government approved with three computer, and is speedily progressing.

Dogbo, Kofi Fafali (Togo)

I am a young Togolese man of 29 years old. Fair in complexion (height 1.64cm  weight  55 kg). Neither do I smoke nor drink alcohol because I am from a christian home. I have

4 brothers and 2 sisters. I worship God at the " Evangelistic Ministry Christ Without Border for Salvation of Souls" one the charismatic churches in Togo. I am a bachelor having no child. It is my desire to marry a white christian lady. I like making friends to exchange ideas. Watching football matches, Nigerian movies, singing gospel and browsing are my hobbies. I speak French, English and  I have basic knowledge in German. At Senior High School of Kévé (TOGO) I was the president of "English club" for 3 consecutive years. I love English because I have been saying that I will have an international career. Currently I am a member of " Club rfi" (FRANCE RADIO) and IPF-TOGO a non-lucrative association (meaning Initiative for Positive Future)

I have the desire to work for God as an interpreter (French-English) of the gospel therefore I am calling for help. Every man of God, church or christian organization which is willing to help me to get a training at a powerful Bible University overseas is welcome. I don't have means but I believe God can touch the heart of somebody to finance my pastoral training. I am also ready to work for/with a christian organization whose teaching is based on Jesus. I can conduct christian youth meetings all over the world. In brief I want to be an ambassador for Jesus because happiness according to me is to work for God by helping people come out of darkness and poverty. I like traveling to discover other cultures. I want to invest later in humanitarian works.

Pacotto Emmanuel Dessy (Uganda)

I am a student by occupation, Way back at school I was, ushered into leadership while in my ordinary level. I was chosen to represent my class in scripture union, in s.3 I was chosen to be a class councilor and when I joined advanced level, we teamed up and joined a program called Education Reach Africa (ERA Uganda). We had to form a group known as Behavioral change program (BCP), where we set apart one hour every Thursday morning before lessons, to teach fellow students following a guideline that we have been mentored on first. Currently in my vacation I am working with a few colleagues to form the same group in the formally war turned districts of northern Uganda.

I have a dream of being a distinguished private and public speaker under the mentorship of IIGL. I owe my mission to transforming a good number of people everywhere I go because that is what is in my heart.  My family for sure may not be financially stable, but that is not reason enough to transform lives. I know that God the father who sits on the throne up in heaven cannot deny me my desires as long as it glorifies his name and allows his will to be done.

I was born in Gods plan to serve God in the world by a greater percentage and not the world to serve me at all times.

Secondly I would like to join the New York Film Academy and study bachelors of fine arts in film making not for the love of making money and material gains but to preach a gospel that the current entertainment industry is not preaching and that is a life transforming message which involves putting back together the minds of those who feel forsaken, neglected, those who lack true love, those who are victims of violence those who have been sexually abused and the orphaned children in my capacity.

My favorite books are; the purpose driven life, The unbroken curses, The bait of Satan rules of thumbs for business writers, Gifted hands, the power of thinking big, think big, and rich dad poor dad among others.

Movies I enjoy watching for time are; the journey to Heaven, the amazing grace, the writers’ dairy.

Graduates

The following student(s) complete one level of study last month:

Cameroon

Yieh Odette Gwain

Level Two

Kenya

Collins Odhiambo Aballa

Level Four

Sierra Leon

Mustapha Klah

Level One

Zimbabwe

Enock Pedze

Level Two

Student Progress

We had 26 students from 15 countries complete a total of 37 books in June. These students were from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda, Sierra Leon, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Toga, Uganda, the USA & Zimbabwe.

Saidi Mdala (Botswana)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Ntobo Valentine (Cameroon)

· The Law Of Attraction

Yieh Odette Gwain (Cameroon)

· The Power Of Intention

Bereket Alemayehu  (Ethiopia)

· Goal Mapping

Collins Odhiambo  (Kenya)

· Guide To News Writing

· Manufacturing Consent

· AP Guide to Internet Research

Issa Coulibaly (Mali)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Adedeji Adedoyin (Nigeria)

· The Law Of Attraction

Agada Grace Omenyo (Nigeria)

· Keys To Success

· Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Arokoyo Sandra Oluwakemi (Nigeria)

· Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Ayoade Anthony  (Nigeria)

· The Power of Intention

Ifezue Chinweze R. (Nigeria)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

James Oluwanimbe Adanigbo  (Nigeria)

· What To Say When You Talk To Yourself

Kenneth Offor (Nigeria)

· The Biology of Belief

Longe Opeyemi  (Nigeria)

· Real Magic

Mutiu Damilola Samuel (Nigeria)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Ugbekile Chuks Friday (Nigeria)

· Giant Steps

· How To Win Friends & Influence People

Abigal Boafo (Norway)

· Keys To Success

Charles Kabera (Rwanda)

· Debt Virus

Mustapha Klah (Sierra Leon)

· Real Magic

Enock Pedze  (South Africa)

· Leadership For Dummies

· Unlimited Power

Francis Okeny Silvio  (Sudan)

· Gandhi’s Autobiography

Dogbo Kofi Fafali  (Togo)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Harriet Opondo   (Uganda)

· The Power Of Intention

Pacotto Emmanuel Dessy (Uganda)

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Lindzee Lindholm (USA)

· Mediators Handbook

Adelaide Rufaro Katsika (Zimbabwe)

· PsychoCybernetics

Statistics

New Enrollments

9        enrolled in June

51      enrolled in 2011

Book Assessments

37    in June

194    in 2011

Books Shipped

17      in June

313    in 2011

Cost of books

$325.70   in June

$6,140.41 in 2011

You Make It Possible

We extend a special thanks to the following 28 individuals and/or organizations from five countries who contributed to IIGL during June. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)

Edmee DiPauli (UK)

Andras Nevai (Hungary)

Mark Mazadu (Nigeria)

Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)

Ayoade Ayodeji (Nigeria)

Afere Lawrence (Nigeria)

Lily Ann (USA/NC)

Deb Rosen (USA/WI)

Margie Tice (USA/NC)

Helen Baker (USA/NC)

Janice Thayer (USA/NC)

Ron Walker (USA/VA)

Peggy Moore (USA/NC)

Lou Stewart (USA/NC)

Judith Royer (USA/ND)

Corine Wilson (USA.FL)

Barbara Mader (USA/NM)

David Banner (USA/WI)

Gregory Burazer (USA/NC)

Heidi Stewart (USA.NC)

Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)

Julie Loosbrock (USA/WI)

John Hornecker (USA/CA)

Unity of Huntsville (USA/AL)

Michael Lightweaver  (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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