Issue #215 *November 2019

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #215 *November 2019
Asheville, NC USA



Guest Editorial

Keys to Success
Bob Maepe (Lesotho)


This book is about understanding and applying 17 Keys to Success, that have stood the test of time; made the author accomplish his dreams and influenced countless other people to become success masters Every reader who does the same is destined to reach the pinnacle of success corporate ladder and help others to move from where they are to a
place called there. Listed below are several quotes that got my attention along with why I found them to be important!

“The most important part of this book is not written on its pages but is already in your own mind.” This is important to me because, everything in life begins as a thought so I can achieve anything that I believe and perceive in my mind, meditating upon it repeatedly. Due to the fact that my thoughts becomes my words; and my words becomes my actions; and my actions be-comes my habits.

“If you would plant for days, plant flowers. If you would plant for years, plant trees. If you would plant for eternity, plant ideas.” This is important to me because it reveals the truth that the spiritual world is superior to the physical world. The physical things existence is temporary while the spiritual things are eternal. The trees and flowers planting starts as a thought which when developed manifest into the natural world. Ideas spring from invisible thoughts in the mind so, it is important for me to focus on the spiritual things until they become more real to me, than the physical things which are temporal in nature.

“Your success in life will depend a great deal on your ability to know much about a specific area and to perform extraordinarily within it.” This implies that I should study to acquire knowledge about my area of specialization and to apply that knowledge in my life progressively and repeatedly then I will be successful. I have realized that the more I study is the more my knowledge in-creases, then as I apply what I have learned in my life, my understanding and wisdom grows exceedingly.

“Definiteness of purpose will act as a magnet to attract to you the specialized knowledge necessary for success.” This is important to me because, definiteness of purpose acts as the hook that catches particular information I need to accomplish victory. As far as I am concerned is the end of the means by itself as points me to the destination where all thoughts and actions should be directed towards.

“Definiteness of purpose makes you aware of opportunities related to your purpose and it inspires the courage to act on them.” This is important to me because, it makes it clear that knowing my definiteness of purpose will make me to awake to different unlimited opportunities, connected to accomplishment of my goal and to have zeal to explore them.

“The greatest benefit of definiteness of purpose is that it opens your mind to the quality known as faith.” This is important to me as it makes me conscious of the fact that if I know exactly what I aim towards that will expose me to faith (the hand that receives what God has already provided by grace) which will help me to receive all that I need, since it is the currency of all heavenly resources.

“Great success is the result of one’s understanding and using a positive mental attitude (PMA).” This is important to me because, it alerts me that huge success is directly linked to my personal under-standing and the extent to which I apply positive mental attitude in my life. So I am going to strive to increase my personal understanding through meditation of the knowledge I already possess and applying a positive mental attitude

“Our real wealth is the intangible power of thought.” This is important to me because it alludes to the certainty that my thoughts are the most important possessions that I have, which I can harness using the law of attraction, to accomplish my definiteness of purpose.

(Bob is a Level One student).

What Others Are Saying

Thomas Shereni (Zimbabwe)

What I have Learned?
I have learned the key secrets that have become the pillar of my life as I pursue my goals. These studies have helped to experience a certain level of mental maturity that I can easily apply in situations that I face on a daily basis. For example; one of the goals that have become a life habit in me is to read at least 2 motivational books in a month. This goal has helped me to strengthen my mental capacity and it has boosted my energy levels. In the process of reading these books I also ensure that I have taken time to put most of the principles to practice and I have been doing this for the last 2 years. One of the principles that have made a tremendous impact in my life is the principle of meditation; I set aside 15 minutes every day to silently reflect on my life goals and continue to build a picture of who I want to be. I have also learned to tape the secret powers that are hidden in deep silence to boost my energy levels. The power of meditation has helped me to focus on matters of importance in my life. This is what has helped me to endure a rigorous time table and still finish my two levels of study with IIGL. Whenever I feel depletion of energy levels I resort to meditation.

The power to lead: I am a leader not because I am in a position of authority but that I take challenges; through my studies with IIGL I have also learned to be actively involved in my community. I help in community projects and offer leadership mentorship to young people who are pursuing various kinds of studies. My studies have helped me to show initiative and at the same time be creative. I gather young people every 2 months and equip them with leadership skills.

The power of affirmation: Every time I woke up in the morning; I look in the mirror and talk to myself. I tell the person in the mirror that, “you can become all you want be as long as you believe in yourself.” I have learned to use the power of affirmation as a yardstick to measure the level of my moral. This principle has taught me to harness the power of positivity. I always feed my mind with health thoughts and do away with negative thoughts because they are parasitic by nature. I have learnt to confess things that attract what I want to be. There was a period when I had fallen behind my Level Two studies and I thought of giving up; but the power of affirmation changed me and gave a new course to take. I told myself that nothing can stop me to accomplish what I desire and what I desire is to become a knowledgeable leader; so I have to complete my studies. I resisted the fear of the unknown and confessed every day that I can do it. I went back to my study schedule and resumed my studies and within a short space of time I was back on track.

Building my image: The greatest lessons I have learned is that; my mind can transform my image into anything that I desire to be. What I believe is what I become. I can become what I intend to be as long as I capture it in my mind. I don’t need to live by the dictates of other people; because I am myself. What people think of me should not affect who I believe I am. This concept has helped me to deal with my inferiority complex which had haunted me for a long time. I now believe that I am made in the image of God and no one can change that; now I live with an image that is aligned to my values. This approach has inspired and motivated me to connect with people who value my independent image. I have dealt with my frustrations and disappointment which were a result of poor imaging. The books that I have dealt with in my first two Levels of my studies have made a tremendous impact on my thinking pattern. The books have altered all the traditional beliefs that were dumped on me by my parents and school teachers. So I have taught myself to be sure of the thoughts that dominate my mind on a daily basis. I have developed a personal plan that ensures that my mind focuses on things that are motivational to me. For example; every morning before I go for my daily routine I tell myself that; this morning is going to be great for me and I am going to meet wonderful people. I am going to rejoice and be glad in it. This approach injects a sense of certainty in me and I can approach my day with the zeal of a crusader.

What our Students are Reading

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The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
Prepare for high-stakes situations
Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
Make it safe to talk about almost anything
Be persuasive, not abrasive

Students/Graduates In Action

IIGL Congratulations to Level Four Student on Kanthari Fellowship
Congratulations to IIGL Level Four student, Oluwatosin Isaac Adeosun (Nigeria) because he has been invited to Kanthari in India for their 7 month Fellowship program beginning in May 2020. Isaac shared, “in 2018,I started a project which I tagged “’Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges” with the intention to help re-brand Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria. Today Nigeria Government Technical Education Board is one very important aspect of education sector that has been neglected. The students are learning in a very deplorable environment. The students who are meant to be highly skilled citizens in different line of profession are learning without practical tools and equipment. The Instructors are not motivated because Government has decided to pay little attention to this education sector. I was selected to be in Kanthari in May 2020 based on the aforementioned project idea to further acquire more knowledge and skills on how to execute this beautiful idea. So far, my team and I have visited 2 Technical Colleges in Nigeria and donated some electrical practical tools and textbooks to the colleges.”

IIGL President Ethelbert Umeh (Nigeria) also recognized Isaac as a student he’s mentored by saying, “I’m also happy to learn that in the past IIGL has produced Kanthari fellows including our past President Emeritus and Graduate, Noeline Kirabo (Uganda); current President Emeritus and Graduate Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria) and Past Vice President and Graduate, Lawrence Afere (Nigeria) and now Oluwatosin from Nigeria.”

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

SUCCESS Magazine
They’re ambitious and driven. They are well-educated and highly engaged overachievers who are some of the most influential people in the world today. Meet the readers of SUCCESS magazine. As a reader of SUCCESS, you have the unparalleled opportunity to reach an audience of high-earning, high-spending entrepreneurs and small business leaders. SUCCESS readers are in their prime earning years and have achieved a level of accomplishment beyond their peers. They are decision makers with the power to drive business decisions and the resources to enjoy superb lifestyles. They are entrepreneurs and small business owners who enjoy the benefits of their success by spending more time with the family, taking trips to exciting destinations, discovering interesting new hobbies, and experiencing financial independence. The SUCCESS audience is unlike any other. They are the standout leaders the elevated subset of small business leaders committed to personal growth and proactively seeking the tools and resources to gain a competitive advantage in business and in life. Only SUCCESS gives you the opportunity to connect with this highly desirable and influential audience.


IIGL Named to the 2019 List of Great NonProfits for 7th Consecutive Year!
IIGL recently received notice that we have been approved on the Great NonProfits list again in 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Top-Rated List, and distributed to media and corporate foundations. The official 2019 Top-Rated List will be announced after October 31.”
To review what has been written or add a testimonial, visit here:

ICLDNG/IIGL Conference Postponed until 2020
Recently, The 2019 ICLDNG/IIGL conference committee shared, “We regret to inform you that the proposed conference scheduled to be held in Lagos, Nigeria on November 29 and 30, 2019 is being rescheduled to Nov. 2020 because of various logistic challenges we face in trying to have the conference in 2019. On behalf of the conference committee, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. We selected November 27 and 28, 2020 as the new dates for the conference. Please mark your calendars! A new venue in Nigeria will be finalized and communicated by the conference committee by mid-2020 at the latest. However, possible locations could be either Lagos, Abuja or Owerri. The theme of the conference remains the same, and we hope all of the same presenters who were scheduled for the 2019 conference will be available to present in 2020. Watch for updates as our work on the 2020 conference progresses! We hope to see as many of you as possible at the 2020 conference.”

IIGL Book Sales Continue…
The IIGL Board of Directors shared that the IIGL book, “Creating Your Path Through Leadership” book sales continue to provide a Royalty payment to IIGL each month. It has also helped new potential donors understand more about IIGL! The book is available both on Kindle and in Paperback on! Check it out! Here’s the link:…

Meet Our New Students

We had no new students this month

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Visionary Leadership

Student Progress
We had 5 students from 2 countries complete a total of 8 books in October. These students were from Lesotho and Nigeria.

Bob Maepe (Lesotho)
* Keys to Success
Fasoranti Damilola (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement
Lilian Fawolu (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement
Emmanuel Ojimah (Nigeria)
* 100 Great Business Ideas
* Crucial Conversations
* The Leader Who Had No Title
* How to Sell Yourself
Olakunle Michael Oladoyin (Nigeria)
* Maximum Achievement

The following Students completed one level of study this month
Fasoranti Damilola (Nigeria) completed Level One
Paul Dominic Nwakuma (Nigeria) completed Level Seven and became IIGL’s 28th Graduate! Congratulations!
Emmanuel Ojimah (Nigeria) completed Level Four

New Enrollments
3 enrolled in October
47 enrolled in 2019

Book Assessments
8 in October
120 in 2019

Books Shipped
0 in October
23 in 2019

Cost of Books
$0 in October
$456.27 in 2019

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)
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 2018.

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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