Newsletter – Issue #191* November 2017

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #191* November 2017
Asheville, NC. USA





Guest Editorial

Leadership Development

Noeline Kirabo (Uganda)

All success or failure boils down to leadership abilities and being an effective leader starts with self. Leaders model what they want their followers to know and do. Therefore all leadership begins with personal proficiency that solicits the cooperation and trust of others who choose to follow you. Leaders succeed by enabling others to do the right work right. To change the direction of the organization, change the leader. When you set you heart to grow the organization, you must start by growing the leaders. The leadership abilities of those who lead will greatly influence the effectiveness of the organization. To grow your team, invest in growing the leaders who will inevitably grow the rest of the team.

Personal proficiency is the ultimate rule of leadership and it starts with knowing oneself. Who a leader is becomes a key prediction of what they can help others to become. When leaders have personal insights into themselves, they will be more able to lead others. By creating an atmosphere of continued growth, we enable leaders to stay alert, innovative and creative as they steer the team to the fulfillment of its mission.

As a team leader, I invest enormous amount of time in personal study and development. I strive to maintain a reading culture and a sense of curiosity that enables me to research about different aspects of my work. The worst position for a leader is complacency which is normally birthed out of boredom. To keep your leaders on the cutting edge, keep them engaged and challenged. Curiosity is the bait for leadership development. Help leaders connect their signature strength and passion to their work demands. Passion is our life source and drive, it comes from our deepest values and needs. The leaders’ ultimate passion is the passion they will create in others. By connecting their abilities to their passion, leaders find meaning in what they do which enables them see the world as it can be and not as it is. Effective leaders are lifelong learners. Encourage your leaders to continue growing and developing their abilities. You can do that by organizing

workshops, reading challenges, exposure visits and even rotating them in different departments to challenge their abilities. As an organization, find a talent development model that works and stick with it. When the leader grows, the organization grows too.

(Noeline is an IIGL Graduate and President Emeritus)

What Others Are Saying

Roger Hakizimana Tuyishime (Rwanda)

How has your life changed as a result of your IIGL studies?

I think in brief my change was from someone who would worry about any think to someone who knows that worrying won’t resolve any problem in fact it only makes you weaker, before the word “fail” used to make me scared to the point I used not to try just because I was scared of failure but now I know that failing is just a result. Before I was pessimist I would always be worried by my future and I spend much time worrying instead of preparing it but after 2015 I am no longer that person. Though it is somehow hard to say my changes yet I haven’t changed to that point I want to be physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially I can rate it as 40% which means I still have a lot of job to do about it, but also coming to the point of worrying and setting goals that I have changed for sure, now I know that my success should not be based on other people’s success, I know that everything come on its right timing, if there are things that I wish to have now but I don’t it is because it is not time yet, one way or another as long as I put all my mind on those projects, I will accomplish them one day, Before I used to put pressure in everything when I would set goal I would want to accomplish them in one day and the second day I would be having the other goal to pursuit, that made me confused and I finally realized that I had no idea of what I wanted, but now I know what I want and I will focus my mind on that thing no matter what, because the great deal in living is to do things you love the most.

There is a book that I wrote called 50 Cartoon Leaders which will be shared with IIGL family as well, it contains different important ideas from IIGL books with their cartoon characters, this show different ideas that one can take into consideration and because they have their cartoon characters it is easy to remember them, this book can define much of how I have changed after I joined IIGL.

What Our Students Are Reading
Energy Medicine By: Donna Eden $11.85

The first practical guide to using energy medicine to improve physical vitality, emotional health, and mental acuity. World-renowned healer Donna Eden is able to literally see the body’s energy keypoints and meridians. In Energy Medicine, she tells readers how they, too, can visualize these energy systems, determine the causes of physical and psychological problems based on the state of these energies, and devise highly effective treatments to remedy specific ailments and injuries. This is the only interactive guide that shows how you can work with energy to strengthen the immune, circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory systems; alleviate pain, emotional stress, and depression; and improve memory and learning skills. In health conferences throughout the world, Eden consistently exhilarates and amazes her audiences. Blending intuitive genius with a profound grasp of how the body functions as an energy system, Donna Eden’s unique approach to energy medicine integrates Eastern, Celtic, and Western healing arts.

Students In Action

IIGL Student Writes First Book

IIGL Level Two student Igwe O. Matthew (Nigeria) created his first book called “The Pursuit of Greatness.” Here is an excerpt: “We talk about great people everyday. We admire them but fail to realize we too can become great.” Igwe is a dynamic speaker at various motivational seminars and workshops. He is also a youth activist who has participated in several youth based projects across Nigeria. Congratulations!


Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Opportunities for Africans (OFA)

Opportunities for Africans (OFA) was founded in 2012. Africa is the most youth continent and it has the six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world. The Youth Unemployment level in the continent is very critical, OFA is a means of connecting young Africans to the right opportunities around the globe. Opportunities for Africans (OFA) is an online information portal that seeks to connect Africans to the latest life changing opportunities. The Opportunities for Africans portal hosts life changing opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, internships, conferences, jobs, competitions, Volunteering and other life changing Opportunities for Africans. The OFA portal was created with the aim of helping Africans achieve their potential by seizing the latest opportunities around the Globe.


IIGL Named to the 2017 List of Great NonProfits for 5th Consecutive Year!

IIGL recently received notice that we have been approved on the Great NonProfit list again in 2017 thanks to student and contributor testimonials! Thank you for your help! Here’s the message from them:

“Congratulations! INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INC has earned a spot on the 2017 Top Rated List! Your community has shared their inspiring stories about your work. We congratulate you on all of your accomplishments. You’ll be featured on our site, our 2017 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations. The official 2017 Top-Rated List will be announced after October 31.”

To review what has been written or add a testimonial, visit here:

Meet Our New Students

We had 3 new students this month.

Ebeh George (Nigeria)

I am the third child in a family of five children, but the first of two boys. I was born and raised in Jos, Plateau state which is located in the North-central part of Nigeria, though Imo is my state of origin. At a very early age my mum who is a teacher, started encouraging my younger brother and me to read story books and then afterwards narrate the stories to her, so naturally reading became one of my hobbies but now it has evolve to a way of life ( I rarely go anywhere without a book). Some of the books that have made the biggest impact in terms of forming my vision of life are: Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, Eight pillars of prosperity by James Allen, Self-reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Creative Mind by Ernest Holmes, Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brande, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Richest man in Babylon by George Clason and Outwitting the devil by Napoleon Hill.

I also love singing and listening to various genres of music but I’m more inclined to music that has a good message and not just the best rhythm. Another love of my life is soccer. I have played soccer for as far back as I can remember and I still do today. In fact one of my biggest life goals is to remain fit and healthy enough to play soccer with my grandchildren in their teenage years. Consequently, I have begun a fitness and diet regimen that I believe will help me achieve that goal. I am married to a beautiful and amazing wife and we have been blessed with the most precious baby girl in the world.

I have dreams of travelling to every continent at least once in my lifetime, to interact with and learn from people of other cultures and affiliations. I studied Electrical Electronics Engineering in school and I am currently working as an engineer in the telecom industry, however I believe that my future lies in human capital development. I derive the most joy from helping people see that we all have greater potential than we are currently exhibiting and that’s why I’m committed to developing myself to enable me achieve my potential while helping others to do the same.

I am not a lover of movies (though I watch a few) but my favorite movie of all time is The Matrix by Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, because I believe it depicts somewhat the state of “unconscious living” that is rampant in our world today. Ralph Smedley, the late founder of Toastmaster’s International (of which I am a member) defined leadership as: “The capacity to look ahead, think ahead, plan ahead and then influence other people to go ahead on the plan.” I am on the quest to acquire that leadership ability and I am confident that IIGl will contribute immensely to the actualization of my quest.

Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)

I am just a simple and tenacious manager of myself who prioritizes efficiency and performs as a core voice value in any given environment, with less experience in business development and program management I could practice over the years due to my disability, I have become enthusiastic and passionate about what I can do now from micro level business development, program innovation to a growing interest in Marco level growth and development issues in developing countries. I am a very jovial person, easily adapt in a new environment and very creative in nature, I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see things through to completion. I have a great eyes for details and enjoy overcoming challenges and a genuine interest in leadership as business in the future with people and the world in general is global and to succeed in the world today, one cannot continue to remain a local champ, hence the need for self development to fit into the changing world. I look forward in advancing my career by learning more foreign languages which are French, Spanish and Portuguese so I speak fluently to enable be get a job the one of the international organization like the United Nations.

Onyebuchi Evelyn Okonji (Nigeria)

I am a corporate/commercial lawyer with special interest in taxation. In my practice my set goal is staying relevant and providing services of value. As a child, I always wanted to be a model or a FBI Agent, did not know how I planned to actualise that, I still fantasize about being a model, but it is fine I am a lawyer now. Going forward, I want to be the most influential woman of my generation. We should always leave the world better than we met it, in Chinua Achebe words, “Every generation must recognize and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and by providence to perform.” I am going to be a part of this task not a bystander. My role models are late Dora Akunyili, Adiche Chimamanda, Beyonce Knowles Carter and Ophrah Winfrey amongst other status quo challengers. Their lives are examples of why we should never feel disadvantaged and always remember in spite of the odds; we will always win as much as we want to. I think they are phenomenal; their work ethics makes laziness a sin.

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Visionary Leadership

Student Progress

We had 12 students from 4 countries complete a total of 20 books in October. These students were from Kenya, Nigeria,Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Charles Kihia Mwangi (Kenya)

* Gandhi – An Autobiography: My Experiments with the Truth

Vivian Muciri (Kenya)

* Team Genius

Attah Isaac Chekwube (Nigeria)

* PsychoCybernetics

Fawolu Lilian Doyinsola (Nigeria)

* PsychoCybernetics

Ebeh George (Nigeria)

* As a Man Thinketh

* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)

* The Law of Attraction

* Unlimited Power

Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)

* As a Man Thinketh

* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Ndefo Chikanso Patricia (Nigeria)

* The New Dynamics of Winning

Onyebuchi Evelyn Okonji (Nigeria)

* As a Man Thinketh

* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Juliette Engole (Uganda)

* The Art of Being Unreasonable

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi (Uganda)

* PsychoCybernetics

Thomas Shereni (Zimbabwe)

* Goals

* Leadership for Dummies

* Nonviolent Communication

* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

* Unlimited Power


New Enrollments
3 enrolled in October
39 enrolled in 2017

Book Assessments
20 in October
168 in 2017

Books Shipped
0 in October

92 in 2017

Cost of Books
$0 in October

$1,791.40 in 2017

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)

Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ)

John Hornecker (USA/NC)

Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)

Janis Thayer (USA/NC)

David Banner (USA/WI)

Deb Rosen (USA/WI)

Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)

Make A Difference

Dream Team 22

Please join Dream Team 22 as 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 2016.

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:

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