Issue #120 * December 2011

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #120 * December 2011
www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC. USA

Guest Editorial

Who Are You?

Bikundo Onyari (Kenya)

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Spiritual Beings?

Not long ago I used to think that we are our bodies and nothing more. There was nothing more than that, until I was able to learn that we are more than our physical bodies. This discovery shocked me from my belief system that I had developed over the years. The message was so clear that I couldn’t believe it, that we are all spiritual beings housed in our bodies. This seemed to be complicated stuff especially because I wasn’t a religious person and subscribed to Karl Marx thought that religion is opium to the masses.

I dismissed techniques that promoted spirituality like meditation and prayers. I was just like any other normal person living life as it is or better still taking one day at a time. I remember there are times I used to struggle so much and look for answers when I was engulfed with complicated situations. In any case my rational mind was my guide and I had to listen to it every time. I didn’t care to know who I was provided I was alive I could make it out there. This made me a special person I called the Average Man, who was neither this nor that. He was just there in middle and couldn’t take a stand about something. In reality I never stood for something and didn’t want to oppose anyone. I wanted to be good to everyone and that’s how I was brought up.

I limited myself because of my body and this seemed so boring and felt like I was in a cage. Breaking from that cage has been a difficult task because it has been conditioned in my mind. Everything I saw was projected from my physical me.

The Discovery

My doubts grew less when I discovered that I am a spiritual being having a human experience. That was a powerful break because it made me realize that I was more than my body. Being a spirit meant that I wasn’t male or female. I could have been either and fitted perfectly. It is my body that decided my sex.

What are my reasons for bringing up the issue of spirituality? I have been talking about purpose and the best way to know one’s purpose is to remember that we are all spiritual beings that have a reason to be here. We didn’t come here to flow with the life the way it is. We came to influence the live we are living by ensuring the world is better than it is. However the world cannot be better until we are purposeful. I at times look at the babies who come to the world everyday. Most of us are in agreement that children are bundles of joy and true blessing. However do ever wonder if they have any influence on this life?

To be frank with you, I bet that spirituality is the World Bank of Humanity. That’s where our strength and passion lies. All the answers that we seek are inside us, in that part that we have ignored for so long – our spirit. I know of so many people who are everyday looking for answers in their lives. If I told them that the answers to their questions lie with them, they would think I am bluffing.

The Spiritual Challenge

I want to challenge each and every one of us to rediscover who we really are by reviving by connecting to our spirituality. I am not suggesting to the following of a particular religion. All of us need to find our own path that will lead  and connect us to the Creator or Ultimate Power. Someone else experience cannot be your experience until you are able to have your own experience and journey to the truth. That way it will be easy to discover our purpose and pursue it as if all our lives depended on it.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Babirye Mercy (Uganda)

These books are really helping me discover myself, develop my esteem and understand how to apply success principles in my life. I have more confidence in realising my dreams although they sometimes look a bit too ambitious. Thanks again.


What Our Students Are Reading

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

by Robert K. Greenleaf ($15.61)

Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever. Servant Leadership helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead. It helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous. This book encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment. It offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix and extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Consciousness-Based Education Association

www.cbeprograms.org

The Consciousness-Based Education Association (CBEA) is a non-profit, educational organization that provides practical, scientifically validated educational programs, technologies, and consulting services for new schools, existing schools, and after-school organizations.

Meet Our New Students

We are please to welcome six new active students this month.  They are from

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Togo & Uganda

Kuntuo-Asare Richard (Ghana)

Kuntuo-Asare Richard is my name but my dad usually calls me Nana Kuntuo-asare after my grandfather of blessed memory. I am from a family of four children, three boys and a girl. My mum and dad are Christians and also both farmers. My father is into cocoa cultivation and has a lot of citrus farms. My hometown Assin Foso is a small town and a district capital in the central region of Ghana.

At 30, I have first degree in African Studies (majored in History and Politics) from the University of Cape Coast and also a diploma in Network Administration from NIIT in Accra. I am an enthusiastic person who loves to shape the lives of other people in diverse ways. A youth activist and an advocate for development, I like to impact whatever knowledge I acquire on other people especially the youth. Community work has been part of my life since early years and has initiated numerous youth oriented programs to help my folks.

As an African and a former African Studies student, I love books authored by Africans especially the late Professor Adu-Boahen and also love to watch historic movies.

My goal is to advocate for change in the lives of young people in the fields of Education, Sports, Agriculture, and Religion to mention but a few. I believe in the fact that with time every person can change and change for the better. So indeed, I am a naysayer in all my endeavours and do not compromise defeat and failure.

My hobbies are reading good and educative novels and Information technology. I have participated in series of Information and Communications Technology seminars and personally organize Information and Communications Technology workshops for various institutions free of charge in my community as a gesture of giving back to my society.

For now, I am trying to build upon the quality of my leadership skills in order to improve on a project I have started a year ago. This project seeks to help the youth in my area become conscious of their vision of absolute development and also revive the 'can do' spirit which for now is dormant. Concerning this project, I have been able to organize series of educational tours, leadership conferences, free teaching in the basic schools and also designed a radio talk show program on our local FM station (Nkwa FM) that discusses issues affecting Youth development in my locality and how to find solutions to such pressing issues with interested and necessary stakeholders.

It is my dream to get partners that can help push my ideologies into practical reality and extend my Youth advocacy into wider areas of my Ghana and Africa as a whole. Religiously, I am a Pan-African Christian.

Eddie Ombagi (Kenya)

My name is Eddie Ombagi, a 22 year old graduate of Language and Literature from Moi University, Kenya.

I consider myself a politician of conscience. I suffer at heart when I see Africa in the deep miseries it is in. I lament inwardly when I see Africa being ravaged by drought and famine, consumed by wars and conflicts and led by leaders who do not understand the essence of being African. Yet amid all this, Africa is a land of plenty, with beautiful people proud of our being African, our sensuality and emotion, our song and dance, our gaiety and spring of step, our resilience, our laughter that springs from the heart, our ability to love and capacity to learn, the beauty of the negress and swagger of the negro, the spirit of ubuntu, the fountain of humanity, the ideals of pan africanism.

I dream to be part of the New Africa, to lead the African Renaissance. To offer hope to our people, to ensure that we reclaim our spot in the global arena.

I am an African Union youth volunteer therefore I have travelled quite a bit and this has informed my political ideals and beliefs. What I have learnt in my sojourn is that Africa is one, our experiences are singular, our dreams and aspirations are united. If we harness our power as Africans, then we can move mountains.

I read quite a lot. In fact I have a small library. I read biographies like 'Unbowed' by Wangari Maathai, 'Long Walk to Freedom' by Nelson Mandela. I read political books like 'The Machiavellian Moment', '48 Laws of Power' by Robert Greene and 'The Art of War.' I read self help books like 'The Alchemist', 'The Secret Life of Bees' and 'The Monk Who Sold My Ferrari' to name but a few.

I am a leader. I have been a leader in my brief life. I will be a leader till I die.  I have written several papers on youth empowerment and education which I have presented in conferences and workshops. I have organized seminars in my university on university student leadership. The seminars were meant to orient student leaders on leadership skills and orientations. I run a youth organization that creates awareness to the young people on HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancies, risky sexual behaviors and behavior change education. In the university I founded a group called Student in Community Organization (SiCO). We engage the community around the university on best environmental practices and civic participation. Among the student population, we organize regular public lectures where we invite respected leaders in different fields to speak to us. We also hold HIV/AIDS awareness events and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) sessions in school. We partner with Walter Reed Project (WRP) to offer the services. I am a member of the World Youth Alliance where I do advocacy work on Human Rights and Dignity. I am a fellow with the African Union Youth Program where I do volunteering work on matters of youth empowerment and advocacy. I am an Ambassador with the Millennium Candle Campaign (MCC) where we advocate for the attainment of the MDGs. I am a writer and blogger. I write poems and short stories that have been entered in several competitions. I am in the world for a purpose; I am trying so hard to know what it is.

Ajinadu Abdulazeez (Nigeria)

My Name is Ajinadu Abdulazeez, from a polygamous family of 14 and I'm the second child in the family. I'm from Adavi local Government in Kogi State, Nigeria. I grew up under the care of my parent until the age of 13 when I left for my Secondary Education at a boarding school.

I finished my primary school at Sacred Heart Nursery and Primary School, Kabba, Kogi State, after which I went to Federal Government College Ugwolawo, Kogi State, for my Secondary education. After obtaining my Senior Secondary Certificate Education (SSCE) in year 2005, I proceeded to University of Agriculture Makurdi to Study Statistics and computer Science.

As a person I like leadership and I always want to guide, Influence and Motivate people. This has made me to join the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) while I was an under graduate. During my time as a SIFE student, I was involved in Community Development Projects such as:

1. Prison Reform and Entrepreneurship Project (PREP), this project was designed to help the prison industry redirect the man power and creativity of criminals to entrepreneurship so as to facilitate their correctional process and also help them Generate income for themselves while in prison. PREP also serve as an avenue to compliment the propose rehabilitation of reintegration of the prison inmates

2. Entrepreneurship Drift (e-DRIFT) is another project designed for teenage secondary school students in Makudi the Benue state capital so as to introduce them to entrepreneurship and team work while in secondary school.

3. Women in Free Enterprise (WIFE): This project designed to promote gender equality and women empowerment for women in our community, by teaching them skills that will help improve on their business and also start a new business so as to be able to contribute to their family income.

These projects gave me the opportunity to work with people in the real world and I was able to appreciate the importance of a team work, it also helped me to regulate and manage my emotions as an individual in a team. Other skills I have learnt through these projects are time management skills, Communication skills, project management skills and public speaking.

Part of my goal is to study in Canada and United States of America. After my studies I want to be an educator, book writer and business consultant.

My favourite movies are The Pursuit of happiness and the great debaters, and the books that have inspired me are 360 degree leader by John Maxwell, Good to Great by Jim Collins and 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership by John Maxwell.

I like travelling and it is my desire to visit Mecca, India, China, Dubai, South Africa, Paris, Rome, and USA. I also like playing computer game whenever I'm less busy. My greatest dream is to be the part of the people that would make the world a great business team where everybody matters and are important towards achieving a balanced and better world.

Nyakpo, Koffi Anani (Togo)

I am from a large family composed of ten children. My parents are farmers. I have a cool and calm nature. I am patient. I like honesty and integrity in life. My first desire is to be in public administration as change maker in my country. I want to become a rich man undertaking my own business. This will allow me to be widely helpful in great generosity, from my family to others. At this time my major goal is to invest in personal growth and development. It is this spirit which brought me to IIGL.

I have travelled many times in Ghana , neighbour country of Togo .  I have read books. The one which captured deeply my attention is ''Think and Grow Rich'' of Napoleon Hill.

In 2002, I was trained by Red Cross- Togo : ''First Aid Worker, Community Agent of Health''

In 2004, I have been Trainee at an organization: ''Mission Mondiale pour la Femme et l'Enfant Déshérité'' I worked as particular Secretary of the President.

In 2006, I participated a campaign with an NGO named ''Synergie des Jeunes pour le Développement''. It was about Sexually transmitted diseases.

In 2010, I participated the fourth campaign of population and habitats, general registration in my country Togo.

Mwebaze Kanaahe Brian (Uganda)

Brian K M. Bilal better known by his first name *Brian* and not 'Brio'..Nickname K-1 is a Public Health Youth Specialist (Read FREAK), with a high zeal and zap in youths participation and involvement in national and international matters. He masterminded the involvement of HIV-Positive youth in regional programs while with UNAIDS in Zambia (2005). This stage drove him to accept representing the Uganda Red Cross Youth to Copenhagen as a Youth Leader (2009/10) and on his return catalyzed the HIV/AIDS Life Skills Program underway in Pallisa district. He still serves with the Red Cross Youth on the Uganda-Denmark Working Group that designs, plans, monitors and evaluates youth empowerment programs (you could call it a consultancy) on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Environment, Maternal & Child Health program.

He has (and still) represented youth on a number of platforms of British Council, World Youth Alliance, Africa Water & Youth Movement and the United Nations Youth.

He is a first born from a family of 6 and has a trade mark slang “Hello Fear” which (as he likes joking) Gospel Sensation Kirk Franklin 'Stole' to use as the name of his Music Album. In this, Brian suggests correctly that the reason we don't really get to where we want to be stems from not only making polio-infested choices but also an intrinsic fear of being there. His growth spurt was ignited when a Lecturer told him he would become 'just a school teacher' while a sophomore student at University. With his 'Impossible Is Nothing With Control', he has since added a Master of Public Health to his name. As of now, he is a DrPH at University of Sydney and hopes to meet his former lecturer and smile in his face. He looks forward to being in public health leadership at international level. When asked what he will be in the next 5 years during the interview with Global Health Corps, he responded 'I Will Be One Of Those Dudes That Will Bomb The International Health Arena With A Jaw-Dropping-Dunk Characterised By Evidence & Practical Policy. To Do That However, I Need To Be In Solidarity With Like Minded Brains' And That's What He Is Looking For. Up to now, he's got no idea whether the interviewers understood it but time will tell. He questions quite a lot about the methodology of how things are done and seeks to have a paradigm shift from the original status quo citing out that even the previously most rigid religions have hard tougher times to be flexible enough to use media and theatre while preaching.

While not reading practically everything he sets his eyes on, Brian prefers to run around the globe asking himself 'What Is New Here?” and meeting amazingly cool like-minded youths with a mission in life. He always moves around with a soccer ball and prefers to call himself a Factual Free-Style Ardent Soccer Player, Fan of Uganda Cranes, ScVilla, Arsenal & Barca Since 1986. He believes that Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha Must have played football because there isn't any other sport that defines RESPECT-INTEGRITY-PASSION & HOPE- his Core Doctrines in his Life Philosophy :-)

Kisakye Moses (Uganda)

I am a male aged 25, currently i am  a student at Uganda Christian University undertaking Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and social Administration ( SWASA). I have just returned from my internship with Child 2 Youth Foundation an Organization that  supports sponsorship for  vulnerable children, community development, sowing hope initiative for HIV /AIDS victims, water and sanitation. I am due to complete my course in July 2011.

I have participated in different Community Driven Development projects as a volunteer and i have gained experience in dealing with different vulnerable groups such as orphans and widows.

I have been a member of the interact club of St.Lawrence citizens high school and i was the coordinator / chairperson of the club. As a leader  i gained a considerable amount of experience especially in communication and coordination of the different activities/projects that the club undertook.

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I love reading books about life experiences, how to prosper in life, religious books among others I also like traveling, meeting new people, learning new things; sports i.e football and rugby, watching movies especially action and love stories.

I come from a family of 11 and i am the last born, i come from the central part of Uganda ( Buganda) and my favorite dish is matooke and chicken.

Graduates

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

South Africa

Enock Pedze

Level Three

Ethiopia

Bereket Alemayehu

Level Two

Cameroon

Yieh Odette

Level Three

Student Progress

We had 20 students from 9 countries complete a total of 33 books in September. These students were from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda,  Sierra Leon, Togo, Uganda & Zimbabwe.

Ziyad Rube Abdule (Ethiopia)

· Giant Steps

· Real Magic

· Keys To Success

· How To Win Friends

Bereket Alemayehu (Ethiopia)

· Nonviolent Communication

Dennis Korbla Amego Penu  (Ghana)

· Keys To Success

· PsychoCybernetics

· Success Through Positive Mental Attitude’

Richard Nana Kuntuo-asare (Ghana)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Eric Omari (Kenya)

· Difficult Conversations

Eddie Ombagi  (Kenya)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Joseph Philip Abue        (Nigeria)

· The Leadership Pill

· The Unprocessed Child

Afere Laurence (Nigeria)

· Matrix Energetics

Ajinadu Abdulazeez  (Nigeira)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Ayoade Anthony (Nigeria)

· Unlimited Power

Ken Offor (Nigeria)

· Educating For Human Greatness

Paulinus  Ekanem (Nigeria)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Charles Kabera (Rwanda)

· Money: Understanding Alternatives…

Quintin Berestford Small (Sierra Leon)

· Keys To Success

Mustapha Klah (Sierra Leon)

· Law of Attraction

Nyakpo Koffi Anani      (Togo)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Brian Mwebaze  (Uganda)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Moses Kisakye (Uganda)

· As A Man Thinketh

· Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Harriet Opondo (Uganda)

· Goal Achievement Through Treasure Mapping

Busani Sibindi  (Zimbabwe)

· Real Magic

Statistics

New Enrollments

9        enrolled in September

85      enrolled in 2011

Book Assessments

28     in September

282    in 2011

Books Shipped

25      in September

421    in 2011

Cost of books

$479.01  in September

$8,461.62 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)

Kosi Davui (Togo)

Edmee DiPauli (UK)

Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)

Deb Rosen (USA/WI)

Margie Tice (USA/NC)

Ron Walker (USA/VA)

Lou Stewart (USA/NC)

Judith Royer (USA/ND)

Corine Wilson (USA.FL)

Peggy Moore (USA/NC)

Heidi Stewart  (USA/NC)

Heidi Fallene (USA/WI)

Jane Basswitz (USA/WI)

David Banner (USA/WI)

Lynn Murguia (USA/AZ)

Virginia Essene (USA/CA)

Pampered Chefs (USA/WI)

Julie Loosbrock (USA/WI)

John Hornecker (USA/NC)

Barbara Mader )(USA/NM)

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.

Will you join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL? You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money.  To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below.  To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision,  contact Michael for details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #117 * September 2011
www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC. USA

Guest Editorial

What Do You Want?

By Agada Grace Omenyo (Nigeria)

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement, and its lack is the stumbling block for ninety-eight percent of people. Only by finding your own burning desire will you achieve success. The difference between a wish and a burning desire is crucial. Everyone wants the better things in life-money, fame, respect-but most people never go beyond just wishing for them. The key is to realize that all the riches and all the material goods that you acquire through your own efforts begin with having a clear, concise picture of what you want. When that picture grows into an obsession, you will find that your every action leads toward its acquisition. Definiteness of purpose creates self-reliance, personal initiative, imagination, enthusiasm, self-discipline, and concentrated effort. All these are required for success.

Generally, education is important because it helps us discover our basic aptitudes and desires. Once we have discerned them, it is important to immediately begin to acquire specialized knowledge in our major interest. Definiteness of purpose makes us aware of opportunities related to our major purpose, and it inspires the courage to act on them. Definiteness of purpose also acts like a magnet to attract to us the specialized knowledge necessary for success and frees us from the limitations of doubt, discouragement, indecision, and procrastination.

The second key to success is action; taking action at the right time. Studies show that the most successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and firmly. Unsuccessful people make decisions slowly, and they change them often. Most people never make up their mind about their major purpose in life and can't make a decision and stick to it. How can you overcome the habit of avoiding decisions? Start with the very next problem you face and make a decision - any decision. Any decision is better than none. If you make some mistakes at first, take courage, your batting average will improve.

Only by finding our own burning desire will we achieve success. Life is a journey and like any other journey you’ve got to ask yourself, where am I going, why should I go there and what do I need? If at the start of a journey you’ve figured all this out, then you are ready to go. Many of us do not treat the journey of life as we treat other journeys. We simply wake up each day, go about our daily routine and never have a definite of purpose. No wonder we are so dissatisfied with the results we get.

If you really know what you want you can get it . If you are determined to get it to the point that it becomes an obsession, and you back that obsession with continuous effort and sound planning, then you have awakened and developed definiteness of purpose, and this definiteness of purpose will make you aware of opportunities related to your purpose and inspire the courage to act on them

We are constantly surrounded by opportunities that we don’t see because we have not clarified our purpose. Our clear purpose allows us to see these opportunities which others cannot.  We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as we are. The question is, What do you focus your attention on? What are the contents of your thoughts? Everything you desire in life is possible as long as you are willing to pay the price. I can hear some people say, that is simply not as easy as it sound and I have not said that either. Everything good and worthwhile has a price tag, pay the price and you will enjoy the benefits.  Refuse to pay the price and you remain where you are. It might not be easy, but it is possible.

What Our Students Are Saying

Afanda Galega (Cameroon)
As a leader, I have so many young people that look up to me for inspiration. Living by these IIGL principles, I have set myself as a good example for them to follow to better their own lives and that of the community in which all of us live. I also share with them the things I have learned and challenge them to discover their potentials, believe in them and they will be successful. This way, I am positive that together we can make an impact in the world we live in today.

What Our Students Are Reading

Inciting Democracy

by Randy Schutt

Inciting Democracy offers a vision of what a good society might look like and explores how we can overcome five key obstacles to creating such a society. It offers a practical proposal to develop a large, decentralized education and support program that can increase the knowledge and strength of hundreds of thousands of goodhearted people so they can democratically and nonviolently transform society. It also provides a realistic, long-term vision of success -- a vision that can encourage people working for positive change, thus making success more likely.

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Resolving Conflict Creatively

www.triune.ca/rcc

It is becoming increasingly urgent that people develop better ways of managing conflict. This life skill should become a part of the make-up of every individual in a democratic society. To resolve conflict creatively means not only to avoid violence, but to capitalize on opportunities to build stronger relationships between friends, neighbours, family, and co-workers.  Includes a series of video courses demonstrating the effectiveness of negotiation and mediation in resolving conflict. Includes 'Resolving Conflict Creatively in the School Community' (Negotiation & Mediation); 'Resolving Conflict Creatively in the Multicultural Community (Inter-Cultural Mediation); 'Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims & Youth Offenders' (Diversion " & " Transformation)

Meet Our New Students

We are please to welcome two new active students this month.  They are from

Nigeria & Rwanda

Japheth Aizebeoje (Nigeria)

I am Japheth Aizebeoje by name, I hail from Uzebba-Iuleha in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. I am still a student of The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa. Department of Business Administration and Management. I am a positive talker, with interest in encouraging and advising people, Business and Investment, Reading and brain-storming, speaking/motivation, psychology/mental physics, real estate, internet/computer, spirituality, consultancy and Leadership/polities. My dreams and goals in life is to see that Nigerians become lovers and readers of books, see people become transform agents and skill oriented not just information driven people. In order to achieve these, I am working towards establishing a foundation which will be charge with the responsibilities of training people on mind engineering and programming, ICT and internet business, public speaking, Business and Entrepreneurship, Leadership and think tank business (Business of  thinking solutions for others with cooperate and individual problems.) etc. I am also pregnant with the idea of running a world class consultancy firm which will focus on Management/marketing, Leadership and human capital development consulting. I also see a future where my own estate will be completed in three major cities in Nigeria and given to people at a very subsidize price to all. (My people are really having housing problem, I want to fill in this gap). I am also working towards owning a transportation company that will cut across all part of my country. I have read some books so far and my favorites are; Awaken the Giant Within By Anthony Robbin, The Secrets and The Power By Rhonda Byrne, Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill, Goals By Brain Tracy, The 12 Pillars Of Destiny By Bishop David Oyedepo,The Holy Bible, The Richest Man In Babylon By George Carson, A lot of Management Books, Rich Dad Poor Dad,The Conspiracy of  The Rich and Guide To Investments By Robert Kayosaki, The Edifying Secrets By Japheth Aizebeoje,Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude

Placide Kibogo (Rwanda)

My Name is Placide Kibogo, the second born of six. I am single and Christian, My professional is in the field of Management Information System with a six year working experience as IT person. I am passionate about raising leaders and leaving a positive impact everywhere I go.

I did my primary education at Ruhango   and proceeded for my secondary education at Gitwe College. At the University Of Central Africa I got Bachelor’s in Management Information System and I did MBA Management in Kampala International University. During the time I was in those two universities I learnt a lot of things and I met different people, sharing ideas and working in teams. One of my greatest hobbies is traveling. I enjoy traveling, I have been privileged to visit some countries Burundi, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ireland and India .I have visit different touristic places in my Country RWANDA, those places most visited by touristic and are Rwanda National park and Gorilla Park. Apart from traveling my other hobbies are sports (Gym Tonic, Swimming), music and browsing. My goals in life is to become a reliable citizen in my country 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 are to run a successful business and be excellent in all my tasks I work for government institution and I have participated in different leadership training. After those training I have been interested in leadership courses. It is this same drive to learn in order to be sufficiently equipped with sound leadership principles that has brought me in contact with the International Institute for Global Leadership.  It is my fervent prayer that I will be admitted into the great institute so that I can learn from the fountain of knowledge of leadership.

Graduates

The following student(s) completed one level of study this month

Charles Kabera (Rwanda)

Level Four

Student Progress

We had 12 students from 8countries complete a total of 22 books in November. These students were from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leon & Uganda.

Ntobo Valentine (Cameroon)

* The Power of Intention

Roger Yomba (Cote d’ Ivoire)

* The Money Changers

Collins Odhiambo Aballa (Kenya)

  • The Elements of Journalism
  • Change the world
  • Servant Leadership
  • Deep Change

Muthoni Mucheru (Kenya)

  • Giant Steps

Brian Satha (Malawi)

  • PsychoCybernetics
  • Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Edwin Akpan (Nigeria)

  • Raising Children Compassionately

Ifezue Chinweze (Nigeria)

  • Keys To Success
  • PsychoCybernetics
  • Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Japheth Aizebeoje  (Nigeria)

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • As A Man Thinketh

Charles Kabera  (Rwanda)

  • Goodbye America
  • You Can’t Eat GNP

Placide Kibogo (Rwanda)

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • As A Man Thinketh

Mohamed Matthias Gbassa (Sierra Leon)

  • Keys To Success

Babirye Prima (Uganda)

  • PsychoCybernetics
  • Success Through Positive Mental Attitude

Statistics

New Enrollments

6        enrolled in November

102    enrolled in 2011

Book Assessments

22    in November

339    in 2011

Books Shipped

16      in November

478    in 2011

Cost of books

$344.44 in November

$9,840.24 in 2011

You Make It Possible

We extend a special thanks to the following 218 individuals and/or organizations from four countries who contributed to IIGL during November. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)

Edmee DiPauli (UK)

Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)

Deb Rosen (USA/WI)

Margie Tice (USA/NC)

Ron Walker (USA/VA)

Janis Thayer (USA.NC)

Peggy Moore (USA/NC)

Lou Stewart (USA/NC)

Heidi Stewart  (USA/NC)

Lynn Murguia (USA/AZ)

Judith Royer (USA/ND)

Corine Wilson (USA.FL)

Julie Loosbrock (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.

Will you join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL? You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money.  To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below.  To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision,  contact Michael for details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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International Institute For Global Leadership

Issue #119 * November 2011

www.global-leadership.com

Asheville, NC. USA

Guest Editorial

Your Key To Freedom…

Charles Kabera (Rwanda)

Editors Note:  This article is especially profound because the author was 28 years old when Rwanda experienced a genocide that led to the deaths of over 800,000 people in a three month period in 1994.  He lost friends and relatives.

The subject of forgiveness is something that represents a very important aspect of personal development.  That's why it is a major feature of all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions. They understood that forgiveness frees up and puts to better use the energy that is often consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments and nursing unhealed wounds. Contrary to popular belief, forgiveness isn't about the other person. It's about freeing yourself - freeing up your own energy to move forward.  There are three separate acts of forgiveness we need to perform. Here they are:

Your Parents: There may be many things that have affected you and your life that are a direct product of your parents’ decisions. But, provided they loved you, you can be sure that they did their best for you. Sure they may have made a few bad decisions along the way. That’s just a part of being human. We all make bad decisions and, given the opportunity to live their lives again, they would have repeated their mistakes, as we all would. Hopefully, you will be full of respect for your parents and the sacrifices they made for you. Of course you were not able to see things this way when you were a child, growing up. But now, in retrospect, you can see what they did for you as well as what they didn’t. Whatever you mentally hold them responsible for, let it go. Forgive them.

Yourself: Secondly, you need to forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for all the things you know you did wrong. Forgive yourself for all the things you still manage to screw up from time to time. Forgive yourself for all your failures. You are not done making mistakes yet. You will continue to make decisions all  the way through your life and some of them will be the wrong ones. So don’t worry when that happens. You did your best. Accept it and let it all go.

Everyone Else: Lastly, you need to learn to forgive everyone else. Forgive them for the bad things that have happened to you. Say to yourself, ‘I forgive that person 100%’ whenever the thought of a bad incident comes to mind. Do this repeatedly if necessary. Eventually, your subconscious mind will come to accept that you do actually forgive that person.

Remember that by holding on to feelings of anger and bitterness about what has happened to you in the past, there is only one person suffering. So let such feelings go completely. You may be well justified in your anger or resentment .  However justified you may feel or be, the emotions from that experience is like a ton of baggage that you are dragging through life. The only person it is hurting is yourself. As one author said, "it is like drinking rat poison yourself and expecting the rat to die!"   Your key to real freedom is your ability to forgive

What Our Students Are Saying

Erick Omari (Kenya)

Leadership for dummies is the best book for those who are aspiring to be leaders like me, I have achieved a lot by reading this book, the skills have acquired am sharing it through the media were I am volunteering to educate the community, it is evident through the calls I receive when I am in the radio studio, the compliment I receive it is through the leadership books I read, also my organization as gained a lot through the leadership tips I do give them. The seminars I have been attending people have made remarkable appreciation on what I contribute in terms of ideas, and suggestions I give out.

What Our Students Are Reading

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Reaching Your Goals

by Jeff Davidson ($16.95)

Do you set goals annually, such as at the start of the year, only to see them fizzle weeks or days later? As a larger issue, have you ever felt like you weren't making any real progress in your career or personal life? Or, as if your simply repeating patterns that you can't seem to break? Do you feel as if you have the potential to do what you set out to do but somehow keep missing the bus when it comes to the realization of your aspirations? If these and related issues have been tugging on your mind perhaps you need to learn or relearn the fundamentals of setting and achieving goals.  This book focuses on effective techniques for setting and reaching goals, helping readers to program--or reprogram--themselves for success. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Goal Setting is geared for people who have not systematically and conclusively incorporated goal settings procedures into their lives, or have but don't seem to get the results they're seeking. As such, readers learn effective methods for developing positive, worthwhile goals, including where and when to set them, how stay on top of them, and how to follow through to completion.

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

New Stories

www.newstories.org

We believe many people are operating from a new vision of how deep change can occur in the world. Ordinary people everywhere are leading the way, not a privileged elite. Many of us seem to believe that if we can find clarity about what we can do, and then do it, the world will become a better place for everyone. We've moved away from grand strategies and master plans that seek to define and control particular outcomes. Many of us have started to speak of finding our own right alignment with spirit. We seek to clarify our own highest intentions, and then to act from them. In doing so, we trust that a larger, life-sustaining pattern will develop over time and that the common good will be served.

Meet Our New Students

We are please to welcome four new active students this month.  They are from Nigeria & the USA.

Atilola Oluwadamilola Abayomi (Nigeria)

My name is Atilola Oluwadamilola Abayomi.  I hail from Ibadan City the Capital of Oyo state 30KiloMeter drive from Lagos State Nigeria.I am born into a family of Seven i am the second of five children. I have a personal interest in impacting my Environment and being part of change that will see my world transform into great environment.  My personal Dream is to see Nigeria change into a GLOBAL BRAND. My personal Philosophy: To live a life of SERVICE. I am presently involved in Career/Leadership Talk in Ten Government Senior Secondary in Ikorodu situated in the Heart of Lagos using my NYSC leverage. I am also involved in proposing to build a Secondary School where it has not been before. I will like books on Guidance and Counseling on Careers and Leadership Development in Secondary Schools, Financial Intelligence, Business consultancy, Personal Leadership, Books on Influence, Affecting People and Books on Leadership.

Thompson Michael Ebi  (Nigeria)

My name is Thompson Michael Ebi, third in a family of seven, grew up in Ibadan an ancient city, South-west, Nigeria. Had my Degree in Economics from Kogi State University, presently works I and stays in Lagos, Nigeria.  I want to affect my community in a way never before humanly possible. Like reading, meeting people and above all committing to winning with integrity.

Agatha Asiimwe Kafook (Uganda)

My name is Agatha Asiimwe known better as Agatha Kafooko here  in  our community. I am the  first borne in a family of six.  I am a musician and a radio host here in Mbarara a small town in Uganda.  I am happily married with four kids my last child is now 8yrs.  My husband Fred Asiimwe is a business man. I hold a degree in commerce majoring in human resource.  On radio I present the gospel show that runs every Sunday mornings and the country music show.  They are both-very popular shows as it is and this is why I seek to do more for our people that come to me as their role model. Currently when I am not at the station I have enrolled for a counseling course, its a certificate i would love to pursue so as to help me better my skills in handling people. I am passionate about reading self improving books and motivation books. I could also say i am a woman activist because of the inner calling I have to better the lives of the women that are living under abusive conditions in their marriages.  I know I can better their lives should I work with them to help them see clearly that they are worth more than what most of them have been made to believe and together me and them we could slowly design programs to empower them and consequently strengthen their marriages.  This is my dream.

Barigye Peter  (Uganda)

I am an ardent learner, reading inspirational or self help books, listening to conscience music, travelling and touring, meeting people from different cultures, eating exotic dishes, making constructive friends that build me, swimming, researching about things I am interested in.

My dream is to make a positive impact in my area of calling. I am an entrepreneur and I intend to make a significant impact on the economy of my home town. I aim at spreading the culture of my people especially through the channels of literature, art and fashion.  I have travelled mainly in East Africa’s major cities. I have only served as a leader in primary school, (Head prefect and time keeper), Then an Information prefect, class president, News Link club president via high school. My family consists of two parents and six children, I am the only boy.  I am a versatile learner especially when it is something I am interested in. I am down to earth, I feel like I have potential traits in the area of leadership I am yet to discover. I am also fascinated by nature especially wild life and vegetation.

Graduates

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

Ethiopia

Ziyad Rube Abdule

Level One

Nigeria

Sunday Abidemi Obarinu

Level One

Student Progress

We had 19 students from 8 countries complete a total of 35 books in October. These students were from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Rwanda,  Sierra Leon, Togo & Uganda

Ziyad Rube Abdule (Ethiopia)

· The New Dynamics Of Winning

· Real Magic

· Giant Steps

· How To Win Friends and Influence People

Angela Gichimu (Kenya)

· Real Magic

Erick Omari         (Kenya)

· How To Make Collaboration Work

Mamer Garang Nyok (Kenya)

· Giant Steps

· How To Win Friends and Influence People

Atilola Oluwadamilola A (Nigeria)

· Jonthan Livngston

· As A Man Thinketh

Joseph Abue (Kenya)

· The Indigo Child

Oluwaseyifunmi Adebisi         (Nigeria)

· How To Win Friends & Influence People

Oyewumi Olaoluwa Samuel (Nigeria)

· PsychoCybernetics

· Keys To Success

· Success Through PMA

Pius Reis (Nigeria)

· Failing Forward

Sunday Abidemi Obarinu (Nigeria)

· Real Magic

Thompson Michael Ebi (Nigeria)

· Jonthan Livngston

· As A Man Thinketh

Abigal Boafo (Norway)

· Success Through PMA

Charles Kabera (Rwanda)

 

· The Grip of Death: Study of modern money

· Confessions of an economic hit man

Quintin Berestford Small (Sierra Leon)

· Keys to Success

Nyakpo, Koffi Anani (Togo)

· Success Through PMA

Agatha Asiimwe Kafooko (Uganda)

· Jonthan Livngston

· As A Man Thinketh

Babirye Prima (Uganda)

 

· Jonthan Livngston

· As A Man Thinketh

· Keys To Success

·

Brian Mwebaze (Uganda)

· Jonthan Livngston Seagull

· As A Man Thinketh

Phillip Owino Ogwal (Uganda)

* Goals

* Law of Attraction

* Nonviolent Communication

* Goal Achievement Through Treasure Mapping

Statistics

New Enrollments

11      enrolled in October

96      enrolled in 2011

Book Assessments

35    in October

317    in 2011

Books Shipped

41      in October

462    in 2011

Cost of books

1034.18  in October

$9,495.80

You Make It Possible

We extend a special thanks to the following 18 individuals and/or organizations from four countries who contributed to IIGL during October. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.

Deb Silver (Israel)

Edmee DiPauli (UK)

Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)

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)

John Hornecker (USA/CA)

Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)

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.

Will you join the Dream Team and help us create an energetic foundation to support the transformational work of IIGL? You can really make a difference in the world by making a modest contribution of time or money.  To make the $22 a month commitment or a one time donation, click the link below.  To become a member of the Dream Team 22 by committing 22 second a day to help us hold the vision,  contact Michael for details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Checks on US banks, payable to the International Institute For Global Leadership, can be mailed to PO Box 18909, Asheville, NC. 28814, USA. Contributions may also be made by credit card by clicking the link below. Contributions are tax deductible under the 501 (c) 3 tax code of the United States Internal Revenue Service.

 

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