International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #247 *July 2022
Asheville, NC USA
Ndefo Chikanso Patricia (Nigeria)
Unlimited Power is a book that guides you through personal development. It is enriched with technologies, strategies, skills and philosophies that will empower you to change your life for the better and also develop better rapport with people. In the book, Anthony succinctly reveals massive, focused and congruent actions that leads to overwhelming results.
The lessons from the book are so invaluable and actually got me swallowed up in thought. I will like to share a few of the ideas that were most important to me.
Action is what unites every great success: It is not enough to just have knowledge about what to do at every point in time. It is best to act. And acting should be done right away. This brings the memory of a shadowing scheme I participated in organized by the United Nations Women Nigeria, March 2020. As soon as I heard about the call for applications, I quickly sprung into action by sending my own detailed application and was so excited to be selected among the thousands of applicants. My participation in the Scheme exposed me to meeting and interacting with a lot of experienced professionals and learning about what they do. I got to be part of this experience because I acted fast from the knowledge I had. Indeed, Knowledge is only potential power in the hands of someone who knows how to get himself to take effective action.
Nothing has any meaning except the meaning we give it. My appreciation of this statement stems from my personal experience in relating with people. It is true that two different people can have different thoughts and interpretation of the same thing or concept. With this understanding, I have grown to empathize and be more approachable. This way, I can simply excuse people for their seemingly wrong interpretation of any situation. This has made me appreciate people more in their varied uniqueness.
The only people without problems are those in cemeteries. While reading this, I had a lot of thoughts in my mind asking questions like “Have there been any time in my life when I felt like death was even better?” The answer is a big YES. Looking back to how I was able to overcome some pressing challenges in life with the help of God, I have now developed thick skin with the firm belief that there’s no challenge that will weigh me down. Indeed, problems are everywhere and I shall continue to overcome as I move on in life.
I am convinced that one of the greatest problems in education is that teachers don’t know the strategies of their students. They don’t know the combination to their students’ vaults. As a teacher in Nigeria, I can categorically say that this statement is correct. Most often than not, the syllabus is designed to only teach the geniuses, no one pays attention to the slow learners who can learn differently. I can frantically say that in my years of teaching, I have come across different students with their unique learning styles. I have seen a student who got an E in class work but an A in practical. Also, students who appreciates when there are charts or specimens in class so they can relate to what is been taught. Having read the part of this book that talked about Kinesthetic, Visual and Auditory learners, I have resolved to be more flexible in delivering my lessons so as to accommodate every learning styles of my students/ learners.
The best way to learn is not to observe but to do. It goes without saying that learning by doing is one sure way to evaluate level of understanding or mastery of any thing. It happened that at the point of reading this book, I had a situation I could relate to clearly explain this point. I recently had a baby (first baby) and as my culture demands, my mum will have to come take care of me and the baby for a period of time. During her stay, I always sit to observe how she baths the little boy and I usually imagine he was just going to slip through my hand because of how small he was at that time. It felt really easy to bath a little baby until my mum asked me to try after a week and I couldn’t believe that what seemed easy was pretty difficult for me. It took a lot of time for me to get accustomed to bathing a baby. You see, anyone can just sit somewhere and yell “that’s pretty easy,” until it is time to do. I quite agree that the best way to learn any thing is to do and continue to do and improve on what you do.
What Others Are Saying
Vivian Muciri (Kenya)
I know this is overdue but would like to congratulate every person who have joined IIGL board for the period 2022-2023. Indeed it’s been an honor to serve on this board for more than 5 years and having to be elected again for a second term as the president of IIGL 2022-2023.
Looking back to my first term the goal has been the same and the focus has been to bring about visibility to this noble institution, with the aim of increasing the number of students who enroll in the program, create constructive avenues of collaboration and networking and develop synergies that go beyond the IIGL study.
In this second term my focus has not shifted and also learning from my predecessor President Emeritus Ethelbert Obinna Umeh (Nigeria) and the first term in this position. There is need to do better and set a higher bar for the institution so as to ensure its growth. With this in mind my vision for the second term has not changed. My focus will be on the global vision and mission for the institution and ensure we are able to meet that. On top of this my personal vision for this term is visibility and networking. The focus this year is to continue to create visibility and continue to create opportunities for networking among different groups within the IIGL community and beyond. With the aim of creating a group of people who will bring about positive impact to the world.
For those thinking of joining a leadership institution that runs a program that is geared to your pace, with no pressure to study and deliver. If you want to access mentors who can help you build your vision/ project that will bring about change or just want to connect with individuals who are contributing significantly to making this would a better place. Feel free to explore IIGL and join the program.
What are Students are Reading
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Ebook)
What would happen if a top expert with more than 40 years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life. John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership delivered as only a communicator like Maxwell can.
Students/Graduates In Action
Save the Date: Let’s Celebrate Lynne Murguia
Please join us on Saturday, August 6. at 4p.m. Lagos time/11:00 a.m. US ET, as we remember and celebrate our dear friend Lynne Murguia, a strong supporter and long-time champion of IIGL. Michael Lightweaver will open the ceremony, and everyone who wishes to do so is invited to share their remembrances of Lynne.
We hope you will join us! Log-in information and the time in various time zones is below.
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Meeting ID: 870 2130 0365
Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation
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Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. It has been profiled on international television as the “Eighth Wonder of The World.” This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening the divine spark present in every human being.
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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 Amazon.com! Check it out! Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1…
Meet Our New Students
There were no new students this month
We had 10 students from 5 countries complete a total of 14 books in June. These students were from Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Rwanda and Somalia.
Aynalem Hadra (Ethiopia)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
Vandana Anand (India)
* Maximum Achievement
Egbuchunam Ngozika Amuche (Nigeria)
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Onyema Chiemeka Augusta (Nigeria)
* Creating a Path through Leadership
Chinonso Ericson (Nigeria)
* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Michael Kelechi (Nigeria)
* The Monk who Sold his Ferrari
Adebayo Christianah Kemi (Nigeria)
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Ndefo Chikanso Patricia (Nigeria)
* Nonviolent Communication
* Unlimited Power
Victor Nkaka (Rwanda)
* The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Success
Salad Halane (Somalia)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
The following students completed one Level or more of Study this month
Vandana Anand (Ethiopia) completed Level One
Ndefo Chikanso Patricia (Nigeria) completed Level Two
0 enrolled in June
5 enrolled in 2022
14 in June
60 in 2022
0 in June
6 in 2022
Cost of Books
$0 in June
$127.56 in 2022
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)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
Don & Elizabeth Matthis (USA/WI) in Memory of Evelyn Garfinkel
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)
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Dream Team 22
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