Issue #258 *June 2023

International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #258 *June 2023
Asheville, NC USA







Guest Editorial


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia)


Below are some learning points I found to be important for daily application:

The Emotional bank account is the idea that will help me in a practical way. Our most constant relationships, like marriage, require our most constant deposits. With continuing expectations because old deposits evaporate.

Really seeking to understand another person is probably one of the most important deposits you can make, and it is the key to every other deposit. Keeping a commitment or a promise is a major deposit; breaking one is a major withdrawal is the idea that will help me in my daily personal life. In fact, there’s probably not a more massive withdrawal than to make a promise that’s important to someone and then not to come through. The next time a promise is made, they won’t believe it. People tend to build their hopes around promises, particularly promises about their basic livelihood. This statement reminds me of a saying in my country Ethiopia that means people prefer that the child they gave birth to lost than the promise they made is lost; it shows the value they give to a promise.

“Inside-Out” means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self, with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. It says if you want to have a happy marriage, be the kind of person who generates positive energy and sidesteps negative energy rather than empowering it. If you want to have a more pleasant, cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, empathic, consistent, loving parent. If you want to have more freedom, more latitude in your job, be a more responsible, a more helpful, a more contributing employee. If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy. If you want the secondary greatness of recognized talent, focus first on primary greatness of character.

There are so many interesting statements included in the book. Some of them among the many are written as follows:

“There is no real excellence in this entire world which can be separated from right living.” David Starr Jordan
This statement of David Starr Jordan has got my attention in that we began to realize that if we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Albert Einstein
This statement by Albert Einstein got my attention because the problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them because they don’t have the capacity, knowledge or skill to solve them.

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Goeth
This statement explains we should have to prioritize things which matter most and it clearly shows the way of finding out things that matters most.

(Fana is a Level Two Student).

What Others Are Saying

Eusebius Tobechukwu Okorie (Nigeria)

I had an amazing time as an IIGL student. Reflecting on my experience, IIGL is a life-coaching institute! My IIGL studies have reinforced my belief in personal success and leadership with the help of the principles and tools I was exposed to as a student. I enjoyed my days as an IIGL student because of the numerous lessons I have garnered, some of which included:
Thinking on paper for clarity
Continuous goal setting and goal setting principles
Living a life of gratitude and optimism
Self knowledge and that I appreciate mentoring and counseling people

I partner with a multi-national company in China where I practice of the of Leadership principles learned in IIGL. I now see Leadership from a different perspective; predicated on first self-leadership.

(Eusebius is an IIGL Graduate and working on his Ph.D)

What are Students are Reading

GOALS! (Ebook)
Why do some people achieve all their goals while others simply dream of having a better life? Bestselling author Brian Tracy shows that the path from frustration to fulfillment has already been discovered. Hundreds of thousands even millions of men and women have started with nothing and achieved great success. Here Tracy presents the essential principles you need to know to make your dreams come true. Tracy presents a simple, powerful and effective system for setting and achieving goals; a method that has been used by more than one million people to achieve extraordinary things. In this revised and expanded second edition he has added three new chapters addressing areas in which goals can be most rewarding but also the toughest to set and keep: finances, family and health.

Students/Graduates In Action

IIGL Officer Earns Bachelor’s Degree!
Udeme Idem (Nigeria), IIGL Recording Secretary and Level Four student recently earned her Bachelors’ Degree in Electronics Engineering from Federal University Oye-Ekiti Nigeria. Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Global Professional Breathwork Alliance
Since 2001 the GPBA (originally called the International Breathwork Training Alliance) has promoted training standards for the ethical practice of dyadic and group breathwork and has been committed to supporting and promoting the integration of breathwork in the world as a vital, ethical, evidence based professional healing modality that facilitates physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellness. Our commitment is bearing fruit! They welcome your interest and continued support. Make sure to join the mailing list to stay abreast of the unfolding developments as we implement our new vision! (contact May we create together a healthier world by promoting an awareness of healthy breathing and professional breathwork!


2023 IIGL Annual Meeting Date Set for June 3
IIGL will be holding its Annual Meeting on Saturday June 3, 2023 via Zoom. Please look for a reminder on the IIGL Message Board for directions sent by Cheu Pswaray (IIGL Corresponding Secretary) about how to join the meeting via Zoom. This reminder email will be sent by June 1 and will include the timing for the meeting. Email Deb or simply reply to this newsletter if you have questions. All financial contributors, graduates and active students are invited!

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

There was one new student this month.

Doreen Kawira (Kenya)
I am from Meru, I am a Kenyan and a business lady,
due to insufficient or lack of employment I decide to employ myself by
starting a green grocery in my area, I have a diploma in hotel
management, but I decided to employ myself so that I can also employ
more people, I am a single mother with one child who I provide
everything in may own way.

To view complete profiles, Click Here

Student Progress

We had 7 students from 4 countries complete a total of 13 books in May. These students were from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and USA.
Gebreegziabher Fana Kinfe (Ethiopia)
* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Doreen Kawira (Kenya)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Francis Maundu (Kenya)
* Giant Steps
Olamide Emmanuel Balogun (Nigeria)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
* Keys to Success
* Maximum Achievement
* Goals
* Goal Mapping
* The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People
Chinonso Ericson (Nigeria)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Faith Iyahen (Nigeria)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
Kyle Hemauer (USA)
* Keys to Success

The following students completed one Level or more of Study this month

Olamide Emmanuel Balogun (Nigeria) completed Level One
Sunday Elebiju (Nigeria) completed Level Three

New Enrollments
3 enrolled in May
17 enrolled in 2023

Book Assessments
13 in May
68 in 2023

Books Shipped
0 in May
0 in 2023

Cost of Books
$0 in May
$0 in 2023

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) In Blessed Memory
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
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 22 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 2023!

Please 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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