Issue #219 *March 2020

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #219 *March 2020
Asheville, NC USA



Guest Editorial

Creating your Path through Leadership
Irene Dede Acquah (Ghana)


The IIGL Board of Directors suggested that the IIGL book, “Creating your Path through Leadership” be added to the Curriculum. Below are some key points summarized by a Level One student:

Vision: The students have the same vision for the world and many of the same values related to peace-building and leadership.

A Perfect Timing: Leadership is about taking responsibilities.

Discovering Your Leadership Potential: I was challenged to change my thinking and adopt a positive mental attitude. I am inspired to step out of my comfort zone and reach for my high places. I see the world as a bed of opportunities and no longer feeling like a victim of circumstance. Discovering your leadership potential is a journey, not a onetime discovery. It is something you keep working on and unveiling with time. It all begins with a desire to make a difference by using the opportunities and resources available.

Be intentional: Although some people stumble into leadership, most must work at discovering and developing this potential. You must be intentional about the kind of impact you want to create in the world. Being intentional means seeing the challenges that oppress people and making a commitment to go all the way in discovering and providing viable solutions. It is that inner resolve that will keep you going when everything in you wants to give up. Set your heart on the cause and choose not to waiver, no matter the distractions. The inner resolve to make a difference is what distinguishes average leaders from transformational leaders. Men and women who set their hearts on making a difference and keep working at it, are the people that build lasting solutions.

Immerse yourself in the optimum environment: Joining IIGL was one of the best decisions I ever made regarding my leadership discovering and development. It is through this program that I discovered the kind of leader I wanted to be and those I wanted to positively influence. One of the quickest ways to unearth your leadership potential is by surrounding yourself with leaders who are passionate about creating positive influences because the energy of such people will inevitably rub off on you. Iron sharpens iron, hence the need to surround yourself with like minds. The people you surround yourself with have a huge impact on your vision and manifestation of your potential, as you will be continually challenged to aim higher, thereby expanding your capacities.

Seek a mentor: It is one thing for you to be in the company of leaders, it is another to learn from those leaders. I was fortunate to be mentored by great men and women throughout my IIGL experience. The profound lessons taught me have kept me going through the years. I have become what I am today because these mentors took my hand and helped me never have discovered what I could do, had I not been mentored and supported to “go beyond.” A mentor can teach you in single moment what would have taken a lifetime to learn.

Embrace your uniqueness: I was reminded by Michael Lightweaver, founder of IIGL, that the greatest leader I could ever be was the best version of me. That was a game changer because from that point on I aspired to become the best possible version of me. I do admire and respect various leaders but do not aspire to be any of them because there can only be one original version of them. I was created to be an original, not a photocopy. Many young people think that they can fake it until they get it right but that is fallacy. You can only truly benefit others when you have a clear sense of who you are and what makes you unique. Knowing yourself includes awareness of the personality, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, experiences and skills that distinguish you from others. Who you are defines the type of leadership style that you embody. Your leadership potential will be fully unveiled when you begin to walk in the authenticity of who you are. Be you and others will want to reflect you.

What Others Are Saying

Okorie, Eusebius Tobechukwu (Nigeria)
How have I Changed?
My journey through IIGL so far is the best thing that is happening to me in life right now; it has made me to understand to a great extent that I don’t just exist but that I am very special in the unfinished work of creation because of my development of a healthy self image. It is revolutionary because there has been a mind re-orientation and a positive adjustment of my world view about life as well as a change in my behavioral patterns that are tailored towards success-driven and goal-oriented lifestyle. The positive mental impact IIGL has had on me cannot be easily summarized to the fullest in essay writing as it is better experienced than imagined or narrated. The following paragraphs are an attempt to explain how my journey in IIGL so far has changed me.

Since my journey started in IIGL, I have experienced an adjustment in my self-image to a healthier one at that. I now see myself as a creative life force, a builder, and a blessing to my family, friends, the society and the world at large. I consider myself very important in the unfinished work of creation. This perception wouldn’t be easily made clear to me, as well as consciously and thoughtfully developed if I had not been exposed to the classic book, “Psycho-cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz as part of my level one books. An exposure to this book has made me passed through the furnace of mental reprogramming. Since I read this book, I have been in the practice of upholding and maintaining a higher sense of healthy self-image by living consciously, improving what I can change and accepting what I can’t change as we all know, self acceptance leads to self improvement; practicing self responsibility; self-assertiveness; living purposefully; planning and upholding a strong sense of purpose and personal integrity. This is as a result of my self-knowledge and my adjusted personal belief system as different from what the majority belief is good about me and for me.

IIGL has instilled in me the habit of passionately reading self-help, leadership and business books alongside my professional books. I tend to become a voracious reader and I have developed the capability of reading at least one of such books per week with a full grasp of the contents. It is said that, “What food is to the body, reading is to the brain,” therefore the benefits I have experienced from being a voracious reader cannot be overemphasized, they include: feeding my brain, improved vocabulary, meeting interesting people with advanced mindset (because of the law of attraction), becoming a better version of myself deliberately, it serves as exercise for the memory, it opens my mind, it improves my focus, and improves the world around me.

Finally, the realization and reassurance I gained from my IIGL studies about the working principles of and how to tap into the power of my mind; my super-conscious mind, my God-mind or the infinite intelligence to be specific, is one of the single most important knowledge and understanding I will forever be grateful to IIGL for learning and internalizing. It is the starting point of great exploit in the world of form and it’s truly the most powerful creative force found in the human body.

(Okorie is a Level Three Student).

What our Students are Reading

Matrix Energetics $10.30
Matrix Energetics is a teachable healing phenomenon which merges the science of subtle energy and quantum physics with the incredible power of our own active imaginations and focused intent to produce physical and verifiable results. You can begin to unlock and awaken the powers, abilities, and awareness that are your birth right and spiritual heritage; the transformation of your morphic resonance of the whole being through Matrix Energetics is a technology of awareness that is transferable, teachable and universally available. Quantum physics teaches us that we are made of light and information; that so-called “Classic Reality” is actually an illusion. Photons move backwards and forwards in time and where they meet creates the present moment. Bartlett has found that metaphorically, we can time travel and access states of health and awareness and bring them into the present moment, instantly affecting beneficial changes in the conditions of people’s lives. This is possible because everything is part of the zero point energy field, what some physicists have called “The Mind of God.”

Students/Graduates In Action

Safer Internet Trainings held in Nigeria and across the Globe
Congratulations to IIGL President Emeritus and Graduate Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria), for conducting Safer Internet Trainings for hundreds of youth and their teachers in 8 states across Nigeria in February. Felix, shared, “we will be joining millions across the globe, joining forces together for a better, safer internet for all. A better internet is an internet where children enjoy a wide variety of positive online content that is adapted to their age and their developmental needs.” Other IIGL members were also present at some of the trainings to support the efforts! Please contact Felix for more details at

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Ever Widening Circles
Ever Widening Circles is an online publication on a mission to change the negative dialogue about current times. They are pointing to the insights and innovations that prove it’s still an amazing world. Their aim is to highlight the progress happening around the world; inspiring technologies, scientific breakthroughs, extraordinary features of the natural world, remarkable creativity, and newsworthy ideas from thought leaders around the globe without mention of politics or a commercial agenda. They believe the world needs a trusted place that is an oasis from the overwhelmingly negative news cycle, political acrimony, and relentless advertising.


Wanted: New IIGL Student Enrollments!
Help us recruit new IIGL students by referring them to apply on the IIGL website or email Deb Rosen at! If you would like a copy of this poster; email Deb as well!

New IIGL Email Group List Formed
IIGL has a new email group list on Google! The previous list on Yahoo was discontinued by them. Email Deb at if you would like to be added to the new list.

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 4 new students this month

Jibril Abdul Razak (Ghana)
I am the CEO of Jibril enterprise with business registration number BN062572018, an agribusiness service and development provider having it principal place located at Ejura in the Ashanti region of Ghana. I am a male, born of 1992 on 30th day of November. I was nurtured by my grandmother at Ejisu also in the Ashanti region, from the age of five to fifteen years, where I was sent back to my parents at Ejura to further my junior secondary education there. I am from Ejura but currently reside in Kumasi, capital of Ashanti region.

Salad Ahmed Halane (Somalia)
My place of birth was Mogadishu, Somalia. I am married and still live in Somalia. I am a medical doctor and am excellent at problem solving and decision making skills. I am loyal, trustworthy and honest. I am able to work in multi-cultural team and able to deal with confidentiality. I am able to work in strict procedural framework. I have good communication skills, planning, organizational, liaison skills. I have rigor am flexible and open minded. I am able to listen and be diplomatic. I have formulating Strategies and Concepts, planning and delivering skills. I can apply technical expertise and am skilled at team management and leadership skills. I have good report and proposal writing skills as well as the ability to use computer office packages. I am a good negotiator in working with local partners and local authorities plus strong knowledge of the social and geographical environment of Somalia. From 2018-2019 I pursued a masters degree in health service management (MHSM) from Kampala university.

Kaddu Anatoli Kiriggwajjo (Uganda)
I am 38 years old and married. I am a Makerere University graduate teacher class of 2006. For the past fifteen years I have been engaged in not only the teaching of History and CRE but also invested a lot of time and resources in mentoring, nurturing and training of high school leaders. I am part of the “Lead Like Jesus” movement in Uganda, partner with Cornerstone Development Africa in the preparation of the next generation of African leaders. So, I chose to become a student of Leadership and through self-improvement online courses, I’ve achieved a lot. I am currently serving as the Deputy Head teacher at Emmanuel College Kazo and undertaking my year of research as a partial fulfillment for the award of a Masters in Public Administration at Uganda Management Institute Professional Synopsis: Design strategy, monitor progress of the set goals and objectives. I deputize the Head teacher and coordinate School Programs.

Bernard Ndhlovu (Zimbabwe)
I serve as a the Assistant Pastor of New Hope In Christ International Church, based in Bulawayo Zimbabwe where I reside with my wife Carolyn, and both they have a lovely son named Blessing. I work in the church as the Assistant Pastor, where I teach, preach and provide counseling and guidance for many. I am also the Leadership Development Program Coordinator and facilitator whose responsibility is to teach, develop, train and mentor leaders for through these programs. These leadership programs have brought tremendous impact in the lives of many. Bernard has been running these leadership Seminars for the past two years and they have yielded amazing results. I am an Apostolic leader who teaches the Word of God with simplicity and has considered and sort after as a Conference speaker in the nation of Zimbabwe and abroad. I stand as a spiritual father for young people who are passionate about making a positive difference in their generation.
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Visionary Leadership
Student Progress
We had 10 students from 6 countries complete a total of 17 books in February. These students were from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Irene Dede Acquah (Ghana)
* Creating your Path through Leadership

Jibril Abdul Razak (Ghana)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

James Trotman (Liberia)
* How Successful People Think

Kevin Obioma Fortune (Nigeria)
* Keys to Success

Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria)
* The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Emmanuel Ojimah (Nigeria)
* Matrix Energetics
* The Millionaire Course
* The Power of the Mind to Heal

Salad Ahmad Halane (Somalia)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Kaddu Anatoli Kiriggwajjo (Uganda)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi (Uganda)
* Crucial Conversations
* The Monk who Sold his Ferrari

Bernard Ndhlovu (Zimbabwe)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The following Student completed one level of study this month
Adeosun Oluwatosin Isaac (Nigeria) completed Level Four

New Enrollments
3 enrolled in February
10 enrolled in 2020

Book Assessments
17 in February
29 in 2020

Books Shipped
2 in February
12 in 2020

Cost of Books
$49.41 in February
$254.17 in 2020

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)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
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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