International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #235 *July 2021
Asheville, NC USA
Bob Maepe (Lesotho)
Below are some Highlights from the book, “Goal Mapping,” which was written by IIGL Graduate and former President Emeritus Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria):
Dream it: This idea is personally important to me because I have dreams in life that I desire and I am passionately pursuing to accomplish, so this idea motivates me to continue dreaming as I have learned in my life that dreams do come true. I had a dream of being a project manager after completing my Bachelor’s degree, so when I got employed in a national project, I immediately enrolled with Institute of Commercial Management to do Project Management. Today I am living my dream as a Project Manager managing my projects and helping individuals and institutions as well.
Believe it: This idea is personally important to me, because I have learned that everything that I believe constantly in my heart comes to pass in my life, as I confess that I have it with my mouth to shape the future that I want to see. I have seen the power of believing in my life during the time when I have applied for a job, many a time after submitting the application.
See it: This idea is personally important to me because, I have learned in my life experiences I have the sixth sense of faith, in which my heart enables me to through my heart things in the spiritual realm. I have found that I have spiritual eyes through which God shows me things to come through visions and dreams. I used to have visions and dreams seeing myself praying for sick people in huge gatherings and now as pastor I am doing exactly that.
Tell it: This idea is personally important to me because I know that my confessions rule my life as I always reap what I sow with my mouth. Life and death are in the power of the tongue so I have developed the habit daily speaking positive confessions concerning what the word of God declares about me as the child of God. In the past I had a dream of venturing into agribusiness so told many people that I am going to plough vegetables in fields for selling to the market and now I am plowing vegetables, in the future I am going to increase my production working with other farmers, to supply the local market with vegetables.
Plan it: This idea is personally important to me because I believe that I can achieve anything that I intentionally put my mind to, focusing upon what I seek to accomplish. Planning to achieve anything I intend to accomplish is important as everything needs a plan, if it is to be executed successfully. I have seen that the law of attraction works to attract whatever a person is inclined towards and constantly dwell his mind upon. While at university pursuing Bachelor’s degree I recognized the need to establish students planners Association, I put my mind on it using a positive mental attitude, it was a mammoth task as I had to mobilize students and approach our lecturers to rally behind us and eventually my dream was fulfilled. I am glad that through positive mental attitude working together with my colleagues we were successful to a point where we launched the association at both local and national levels. Even now the association is still going strong so we laid the foundation, and those that come after us are still running with the vision and expanding it.
Work it: This is idea is personally important to me because I know that in order for my dreams to become a reality, I have to work it out to do activities that will lead to accomplishment of my dreams. I am currently training student pastors that are going to oversee churches in the near future, so I know that working out my dream is an important part in achieving my desired dream.
These lessons will help me in a practical way both in my daily personal life and helping me create a better world in that, I will use them as guidelines to accomplish my dreams in life and to help others to make their dreams come true by training them. In general I boldly declare that my life going to be a lot better as I apply this principles in my life and it will bring joy to my life when I see other people’s lives transformed through application of some goal mapping principles.
(Bob is a Level Two student).
What Others Are Saying
Reflections on Africa
From one of our students: Idris Abdulhameed
“I can relate that to myself as a human being and especially as a black man from a part of the world where it is believed that nothing good can come out of us. The black race has been humiliated for a very long time and her esteem is almost totally dead. I believe it is time we break out of the mentality that we are colored people, that we are a cursed race and that we are slaves, which has over time gained root in some us. Like Jonathan Livingston Seagull, we need to reach down within ourselves to discover our peculiarities and potential then, fully maximize them. We need to have the courage to dream and believe in ourselves that we can be what we want to be. We need to begin to take giant steps in the right direction and pay the price of individual and corporate development to show the world we are not and cannot be limited by our complexion or the part of the globe we belong to.”
Michael Lightweaver’s Reponse:
“I thought your reflections on being an African were particularly insightful. It is my personal belief as a white American that Africa will be the center on the new civilization on this planet. As we know, in the western world, over the course of the past several thousands of years, this center of power has been Persia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, England & the USA. But all of these have been based on conquest and domination, both militarily & financially. The culture and religion of each of these powers have at one time or another dominated the known world. The Western/European world has led us through the period of developing the human mind and given us many technological benefits. But too often it has been at the expense of the heart and spirit. We are entering a new era on the planet. It will be the era of the heart and spirit. Africans and the African experience will lead the way into this new era. It is young people such as yourself who will be the bridge between these two eras.
I see a time coming when Africa will become the center of a new united world. It won’t be based on conquest or domination but the strength of the human spirit as embodied by the African experience. Africa has been and continues to pass through a trial by fire with unbelievable suffering at all levels from colonialism, to disease, to poverty. I know in my heart that an incredible Phoenix will rise out of these ashes to lead the world by example in what it means to be truly human in the full sense of the word. I don’t expect to see the fulfillment of this in my lifetime and maybe not even in the lifetime of my grandchildren. But I know it is coming. I believe our small efforts in planting seeds today will bring fruit tomorrow which will bless not only Africa, but the whole world.”
What are Students are Reading
Uncommon Leadership (Ebook)
In unpredictable circumstances and when resources are constrained, leaders are expected to show the way forward, by thinking differently, coming up with new strategies and building sustainable competitive advantage. However, what is common to good leadership is often uncommon practice. If leaders are to shape organizations and push them ahead of competition, they need to be stimulated to think strategically, and Uncommon Leadership offers a new model through which they can learn how to do the common things uncommonly well. Supported by a companion website providing updates, tools and resources, this book presents five uncommon insights into leadership:
Seeing: finding the sense before it becomes common and becoming a “pathfinder” leader
Shaping: making good sense into common sense and becoming a “game-changer” leader
Showing: doing the common things uncommonly well and becoming a “rain-maker” leader
Serving: having the common touch and becoming a “bridge-builder”
Sharing: making uncommon leadership more common by developing other leaders and becoming a “play-maker”
In order to energize managers and leaders, they need to feel challenged, stretched and inspired, and this book captures ideas specifically designed to motivate executives to develop their own distinctive approach to thinking differently about business.
Students/Graduates In Action
Congratulations to IIGL Graduate on PhD!
Congratulations to IIGL graduate and former Board member, Harriett Opondo (Uganda) who earned her PhD in HIV Counseling from the University of North Texas in June! On behalf of the Board of Directors, long time contributors and myself, we are very proud of you!
Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation
May Peace Prevail on Earth
The power of the Message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth,” lies in its capacity to bring people of various cultures, faith traditions and political ideals together as one united global heart and mind. “May Peace Prevail On Earth,” allows to sincerely focus on mutual desire to serve, create and manifest true peace on earth while transcending differences and celebrating common humanity. The “May Peace Prevail On Earth” movement is a grassroots global movement to inspire, and re-awaken the inherit consciousness of love, peace and harmony which exists in everyone of us. It is a movement to bring inner peace of mind and to foster peace in the world at large.
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IIGL Book Sales Continue…
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Meet Our New Students
There was 1 new student this month
Aynalem Hadra Maruf (Ethiopia)
I am a teacher, a Journalist and a manager. I am married and with kids. I live in Addis Ababa which is the capital city of Ethiopia. .After getting a College diploma from Kotebe College of Teachers Education, I began teaching English and Amharic language for grade 5 up to grade 8 students. .While working as a teacher I joined Addis Ababa University and have studied Foreign Language and Literature. I was graduated with distinction. At the same time, I was enrolled in the department of Journalism and Communications and got BA with very great distinction. Then I joined Addis Ababa Bible College which works in collaboration with the American based Global University and has got BA in Bible and Theology with great distinction. I have taught English and Amharic (Ethiopian working language) for grad 5 to grade 12 students for almost 9 years. I had great time with my students. Currently some of them are doctors, engineers and soon. I feel proud and satisfied when I meet them. I love teaching. I love the time I spent with my students.
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We had 7 students from 6 countries complete a total of 10 books in June. These students were from Ethiopia, India, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda.
Aynalem Hadra (Ethiopia)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Vandana Anand (India)
* Success through PMA
Bob Maepe (Lesotho)
* Goal Mapping
Obikoya Atinuke (Nigeria)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Ukwandu Ogechi (Nigeria)
* Awaken the Giant Within
Nkaka Victor (Rwanda)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
* Maximum Achievement
Kaddu Anatole Kiriggwajjo (Uganda)
* Success through PMA
The following Student completed a new level of study this month
Nkaka Victor (Rwanda) completed Level One
4 enrolled in June
34 enrolled in 2021
10 in June
61 in 2021
0 in June
5 in 2021
Cost of Books
$0 in June
$122.10 in 2021
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Deb Silver (Israel)
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Roger Yomba (USA/PA)
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)
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