International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #162* June 2015
Asheville, NC. USA
Welcome to the IIGL 2015-2016 Leadership Team
Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)
On behalf of the new IIGL Officers and Board members, please join me in welcoming the newly elected IIGL 2015-2016 Leadership team. Below are some visions shared during our recent Annual Meeting held on May 2, 2015.
President Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)
IIGL could research how to affiliate with a University in USA
IIGL can look into other ways to fundraise like the indiegogo online fundraising campaign
Encourage students in other countries who do not have National Coordinators to turn in their assessments.
To have IIGL WhatsApp chat group platform where every students in other countries can join the group and share ideas and challenges
Have each student to try and submit a post where we can share on the IIGL facebook and twitter pages.
To have a chat community forum in the IIGL website.
To have regional coordinators in other states where IIGL students are increasing to come together once in a while and after the meeting they report to the National Coordinator –especially in Nigeria where we have the highest number of students
Starting a University projects/workshop to talk to about IIGL to the students and share flyers.
Vice President Afere Lawrence (Nigeria)
I have met with Felix and support his goals for the future of IIGL. He also wants to develop strategies for greater access to IIGL materials.
Communications Secretary Kathleen Oweegon (USA/NM)
I will continue to look for better ways for the Board to communicate and
explore new strategies for funding.
Recording Secretary Osayi Ujunwa Lynda(Nigeria)
I want to create more awareness of IIGL and bring this program to more countries, as well as find ways to encourage new students.
Board Member Aloys Hakizimana (Rwanda)
Age 57. I am married with five (5) children and two (2) grandchildren. I hold a Bachelor
Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Public International Law obtained from the University of Rwanda (formerly National University of Rwanda) and from Kigali Independent University respectively. I am a Level Four IIGL student. I envision the International Institute for Global Leadership’s studies as a boost for a world of peace and prosperity. This could be achieved by encouraging the youth worldwide and particularly in Rwanda to attend the courses provided by the Institute. By strengthening the relationships between IIGL family members, it is possible to create a brotherhood between all human beings in this world threatened and affected by wars, terrorism and all kinds of disasters. As a lawyer, I intend to help the board in proposing relevant policies and regulations to be followed by members of the Institute as well as being in compliance with existing laws and bylaws and to accomplish other duties required for a member of the board.
Board Member Emmanuel Iziomoh (Nigeria) My Vision is not different from that of the incoming leadership but to add to that, I want to suggest the easier ways for students to complete the IIGL Application and have current students and graduates get more involved with Mentorship or Active and Inactive students.
Board Member Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) I used to question the value of expanding the membership of IIGL, until realizing that the next step for humanity is recognizing the reality of the soul because once this is achieved, so will the reality of our relationship to
others be revealed. IIGL has proven, and continues to prove, our ever-increasing
connection to each other and based on this, my vision for the future in expansion
of our membership — via posters and workshops in high schools and universities, and any other appropriate venues one can think of.
Board Member Lindzee Lindholm (USA/TN) To expand the number of students enrolled in IIGL; to continue to share that IIGL is one of the best leadership institutes in the world; to be tolerant, respectful, and see the good in everyone’s thoughts, ideas, and
What Our Students Are Saying
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
It all started August 1, 2009 after I graduated from a prestigious Technical Training Centre here in Lagos Nigeria. After passing through rigorous sessions of On-The-Job Training, I was certified as a competent Electro-Mechanical Technician. I was posted out of Lagos State to another beautiful and environment friendly state within Nigeria which is called Owerri Imo State. There I began my journey as an employee. We were seven in number that was posted the same day. It was so sweet and fascinating because seven of us at the point of entry were placed on the same Job Position and Grade. Before I continue with sharing of this great experience of mine, I want to acknowledge IIGL for giving me the opportunity to lay my hand on a Life Transforming book, called Keys to Success by Napoleon Hill. I read a quote in this book, and the quote prompted me to remember some of my past experience: “You will never command more than average compensation until you become indispensable to somebody or some group. Make yourself so useful that it would be difficult, if not impossible to replace you. People who have pulled themselves out of the crowd and have included the priceless ingredients of going extra miles and persons initiative in their service virtually write their own paychecks.”
At the early hour of our career, two out of seven of us were so dedicated in the office. They put up enthusiasm and quick response to problem solving attitude which distinguish them among seven of us and place these two ahead of us. They were known to be putting more effort into the business than what they were being paid for. Anytime the factory is down due to mechanical or electrical fault, these two gentlemen will be there to either contribute in solving the problem or being the one solving the problem. While the rest of us are busy operating our individual machines and from there back to our respective homes. Within the space of 1 year, an opportunity came to elevate people in the factory to the supervisory level.
Now it is time to reward personal initiative and hardworking. Management quickly picks the name of these two young men and forwarded it for promotion. These two gentlemen move a step forward ahead of us only because they learn the habit of going extra mile at the early hour of our days in the factory.
I did not realize the qualities within these two young men until I spent 3 years on the same level. It was after then I started changing my attitude to work and learn how to be more committed in any given duties within the organization. Immediately I decided to go extra-mile, I made up my mind to give in more than my paid hour. Things started changing. I began to enjoy the miracles in taking personal initiative. On December 31 2012, I took my personal diary and started writing my goals and vision for 2013.Then I listed those great aspirations and the level I wish to attain professionally before the end of 2013.I made a strong commitment that I will do more than what I have been doing before. I started 2013 with a different approach to my work, maximizing opportunities and improving on what I have known before. On October 13, 2013 door of opportunity opened for me to come up higher and I was saddled with a very great responsibility which involves me dealing directly with the top decision makers in the my organization. This assignment took me away from where I use to be and place me ahead. It makes me to round all our 13 Plants in Nigeria within the space of one year. It was during my new assignment and job role I met with a young man who introduce me to IIGL.I will forever be thankful to this young man Emmanuel Korede who took his time to tell me about IIGL. All what I have been able to know and learn through IIGL today is adding positive values into my daily live and people around me are benefiting from it. Make yourself so relevant in life that it will be very difficult to replace you.
What Our Students Are Reading
Churchill: The Power of Words By: Winston Churchill & Martin Gilbert (Editor) ($14.66)
Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In speeches, books, and articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection.
Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, has chosen passages that express the essence of Churchill’s thoughts and describe—in his own inimitable words—the main adventures of his life and the main crises of his career. From first to last, they give insight into his life, how it evolved, and how he made his mark on the British and world stage.
Students In Action
Kudo’s to SADA in Togo for their Great Dedication
Level Two student, Dakou Kofi Agbesi (Togo) works closely with Shares of synergy for a Suitable Development ( SADA – Togo). It is an association promoting and defending the rights of children, youth and women. Her humanitarian approach is coupled with humanitarian referred for situations requiring urgent action. It is led by a multidisciplinary team: (Sociologists, Accountants, Social Advancement Agents, clergymen, health workers, lawyer and linguists), who volunteer their ideas, expertise and experiences for the poorest segments of the population. You can contact DAKOU for more information at
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A Special Thank You to the 2014-2015 Officers and Voting Board
Thank you to those Officers and Board Members that have completed their leadership positions for 2014-2015. It was a successful year in transitioning to more student/graduate leadership. A special thank you to Noeline Kirabo (Uganda) for completing her third and final term as President; as well as to Wanda Gail Campbell (USA/AL) and Paa Kwesi Inkumsah (Ghana) for completing their third and final terms as Co-Presidents Emeritus.
Also, gratitude to Judith Royer (USA/SC) and Lindzee Lindholm (USA/TN) for their dedication and leadership as 2014-2015 Officers.
Meet Our New Students
We had no new students this month.
We had 14 students from 5 countries complete a total of 21 books in May. These students were from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Moses Baffour Awuah (Ghana)
* Real Magic
Dennis Korbla Amego Penu (Ghana)
* Mediation: Skills and Strategies; A Practical Guide
Ayoade Anthony (Nigeria)
* The Essential Ghandi
Mary Oghomena Ayideji (Nigeria)
* The New Dynamics of Winning
Iziomoh Emmanuel (Nigeria)
* Black Boy
* Gifted Hands
Okpe Emmanuel (Nigeria)
* Goal Setting 101
* Law of Attraction
* Nonviolent Communication
Ogbaka Iji Friday (Nigeria)
* The New Dynamics of Winning
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
* Keys to Success
IIgwe O Matthew (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement
Ethelbert Obinna Umeh (Nigeria)
* Difficult Conversations
* Raising Children Compassionately
* The Great Game of Business
* The Power of Failure
Paul Nwakuma Young (Nigeria)
* Raising Children Compassionately
Dakou Kofi Agbesi (Togo)
* Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
Harriet Opondo (Uganda)
* Emotional Intelligence
Busani Sibindi (Zimbabwe)
* Journey of Souls
Okpe Emmanuel (Nigeria) completed Level Two
10 enrolled in May
27 enrolled in 2015
21 in May
100 in 2015
7 in May
71 in 2015
Cost of Books
$155.01 in May
$1,482.30 in 2015
You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.
Deb Silver (Israel)
Pius Reis (Nigeria)
Wanda Gail Campbell (USA/AL)
Mike Tilley (USA/AL)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)
Corine Wilson (USA/FL)
Lily Ann (USA/GA)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Janis Thayer (USA/NC)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
David Banner (USA/WI)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Mollie Rosen (USA/MA & WI)
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 Deb for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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