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International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #211 *July 2019
www.global-leadership.com
Asheville, NC USA

 

 

Guest Editorial

Five People you need in your Support System
Noeline Kirabo (Uganda)
Noelinekirabo2@gmail.com

 

 

Do you have designated people in your circles that you have asked to support you in specific ways as you work through your goals? Let’s be real, we all need help sometimes. So many of us serve faithfully on someone else’s support team (i.e. our spouse, our children, other family and friends, our coworkers). We are the first person on the call list because people know that they can count us to be there during their time of need. Yes, we know how to give our help and support to others, but many of us have a problem being on the receiving end of help and support. We don’t ask for help or accept help from others, even from the people that we know love and care about us.

On one hand, we fear being vulnerable and opening ourselves up too much to others. We don’t want people in our personal business or judging us, our shortcomings, our actions, or our decisions. On another hand, we don’t want anyone to know that we don’t have it all together or that we really don’t how to do something. And sometimes, it just seems easier to work through our own problems and situations and figure everything out on your own. But by not asking for help and seeking support when you really need it, you are only putting more pressure and stress on yourself. You need to build your own support system and you need the right people in place. Aside from the given, your spouse and family, your support system should also include the following five people or groups of people:
1. A Coach or Mentor
You need a coach or mentor. Invest in yourself, get a coach or find a mentor. Someone that has been where you are, see where you’re going, and can help you get to where you want to be. Whether it’s personal or academic, this individual will help you prosper down the road. This would be the authority figure in your life who gives you advice when you’re not sure what decisions to make. They give you life-changing guidance, hyping you up and motivating you to do and be better.
2. An Accountability Partner
You need an accountability partner. Now this can very well be your coach, mentor, spouse or a friend. But you need someone who will help hold you accountable when it comes to taking action in your life and accomplishing your goals. This person or group will give you the straight truth and help you assess where you are in regards to your goals and progress. While this person may have to get tough sometime and give it to you straight, they are a critical part of your support team.
3. Supportive Friends
You need supportive friends. I’m not talking about your Facebook friends and followers, the ones who like all of your posts and pics, but you never communicate with them outside of social media. I’m not talking about your “frenemies,” the ones who are your friends up close, but hate when something good happens in your life. No, I’m talking about your real friends. The friends that you can depend on and trust with your confidences.
4. A Group of Like-Minded People
You need to surround yourself with like-minded people. People who share your goals, values and ambitions. A mastermind group for instance. This groups understands where you are in your journey because they too are on their own journey. They will help lift you up and keep you moving in the right direction.
5. The Partner in Crime
The one who makes sure you don’t lose your innocence. With adulthood right around the corner, there’s so much pressure on you to grow up fast and take on responsibility all at once. That’s why it’s healthy to have someone around who lets you bring out your inner-child. Whether it’s late night drives blasting music or eating five order of french fries in one sitting, they make sure you don’t do it alone.

When you have the right support system in place, asking for help and being able to receive support becomes easier. You get the help and support you need without worrying about being too vulnerable or exposed. Remember, seeking support and asking for help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s a sign of strength because you are strong and wise enough to know when to call in extra forces and who to go to for help and support.

(Noeline is an IIGL Graduate, Mentor and Ugandan National Coordinator).

What Others Are Saying

Charles Kihia Mwangi (Kenya)
kihiacm@yahoo.com

What have I learned and How have I have changed?

IIGL has made me realize that whenever I encounter problems I should first seek answers from my own self, I need to realize that I have the capacity to control my life and influence my habits. It’s all in my character and the way I see the problem is the problem.
The course has helped me on knowing how to get everything I want faster than I ever thought possible by developing the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights. I have developed a positive mental attitude regarding my abilities and my opportunities. Whatever I’m doing I’m aiming higher than I have done in the past. Reading had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to take that initial step past the fictional reading which constricted my ideas for so long. Moving past this reading, however, has greatly opened my mind. My thoughts are now able to be more complex because I have learned new inspirational life ideals. The course in particular contains the distilled essence of success, achievement and goal attainment. To be honest I’m now responding to vibration around me and attracting what I desire for my life. Currently I’m taking the impossibilities in my life and help in building a goal oriented life with strong beliefs on how to continue endeavoring life challenges and purpose. I’m practicing the seven habits of highly effective people and benefiting through application of the seventeen success principles.

Currently taking the course has had a positive learning experience. By experience, I really mean experience. The course does not teach long equations and theories. Rather, one have to be dedicated and be a hardliner. These seem not as important as the hard core principles and practices. However, I strongly believe that these skills are absolutely necessary to differentiate myself from the rest well or less educated. Through the course I have learned strategies and skills that will unlock my hidden powers to succeed. I now know same principles and practices that have been tested and proven by millions of men and women, and all great success is based on them. I’m integrating these ideas and methods into my daily life, I’m feeling happier, healthier and more self-confident. The biggest hurdle for me was time management. I am a procrastinator and always have been, so completing assessment of books on time was and still is a challenge for me. I have not come to a full solution to this problem yet, but I’m making changes in my life as to how I can manage time management. Effective management and leadership begins with being self-aware. This simply means that I need to work hard to intimately understand my strengths and weaknesses, model ways in which my values are congruent with my behavior, and develop a culture of respect for myself and for others. Recently, a new employee said to me: “Although I already had a strong sense of my core values before joining this organization, working with you has pushed me to practice a higher level of professionalism.” Explicit and implicit in this employee’s observation is the way in which my team practices shared management and leadership with awareness and authenticity.

I have gained a lot of knowledge in the skills that will be important in the workplace and I will keep re-reading these great books. I have learned better presentation skills and in fact I have applied it on my daily life presentation. I have received positive feedback and I’m thankful that I took this course! I believe the reason to why I have learnt so much is as we have been practicing the skills in almost every level. I need to interact and work with people of different styles and characters. These experiences are steps to more effective communication with different people for me! I don’t think of myself as egotistical, but honestly I am pretty happy with the way I am and find it hard to think of strengths I don’t already possess. The highlights of the course for me would probably be the creative portion of the life exploration journey. I’m currently enjoying expressing myself through listening to others emphatically and communicating my innermost feelings to connect with everyone in a more compassionate manner than before.

What our Students are Reading

The Extraordinary Coaching By: Jack Zenger and Kathleen Stinnett $19.99
Imagine your workplace filled with curious, creative, committed employees. People who take initiative, who are fearless decision makers, who “own” their work. With the right coaching system in place, this dream will soon become reality. With The Extraordinary Coach, leadership guru Jack Zenger and coaching expert Kathleen Stinnett deliver an entire toolbox for coaching your organization to success. While other such books simply tell you how to coach, The Extraordinary Coach uses companion videos (at www.zengerfolkman.com), worksheets, checklists, sample questions, and the latest research findings to provide a full emersion course on becoming the kind of coach who brings dramatic changes to an organization. Applying Zenger and Stinnett’s system, you’ll see immediate results in your business including: Increased productivity; High-energy company culture; Dynamic supervisor/employee relationships; Creative problem solving; Greater risk taking; Heightened innovation. The authors collected 360-degree feedback assessments from some of the most effective leaders in business today and identified those who were excellent coaches. Then they combined the research with the latest findings from the worlds of psychology, adult development, and systems theory to map out the real science behind effective coaching. The result is a practical, evidence-based coaching system that can be applied in any type.

Students/Graduates In Action

IIGL Student Nominated for Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Award
IIGL Level Four Student Oluwatosin Adeosun Isaac (Nigeria) shared, “My Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges” was nominated for 2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. He asked that the IIGL community kindly support me with your Vote once daily from now till August 31st 2019. The Voting system is designed in such a way that you can Vote once every 24 hours. Click on below link to read more about his Project and also access the Voting platform via the same link. Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges. Please email tosinsmiles4u@yahoo.com with any questions!

Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation

Truth Inside Of You
TruthInsideOfYou.org
The name comes from the ancient Greek philosophy and specifically from Socrates. He made a lot of discussions about “the one and only” Truth, if and where it exists and how can someone approach this Truth. Socrates claimed that the Truth lives inside each one of us, but we tend to forget everything the time our brain gets shocked by the use of oxygen (the time we are born). According to Socrates, a good teacher is someone able to show you the path, so that you can search inside your real self, reach and uncover your real ultimate Truth, alone. So, the Truth, according to Socrates is something that nobody can teach you and only you can approach it. “TruthInsideOfYou.org” started as an idea of three friends in 2013, to make a union of people from all around the world (a global community) that have a common will to evolve together through a platform that offers great content to discuss about. In “TruthInsideOfYou.org” you will find the most interesting recent news, real facts and informative content that promote dialogue and creative discussions on the most enlightening and intriguing subjects of our era.

News
Student/Graduate Projects Featured on IIGL Website
IIGL has a section on the global-leadership.com website that includes Student and Graduate Projects with Websites and/or Facebook pages. If you are an active student or a graduate and would like your Project to be listed; please email me back so we can update the page by the end of July!

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. 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

We had 2 new students this month

Godwin Onyeka Eze (Nigeria)
I was born on March 15, 1986 in a small town called Obukpa back then in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. At age 4, I had to relocate with my parent yet to another small town called Ondo in the then Western part of the Country where my father started to do menial jobs to cater for his family. It is customary then that at age 6, children should begin Primary school, and due to my rapid growth, I joined my peers in 1991 to start Primary school (St. Helens Primary School). My primary school experience was fun and at the same time challenging as we had to hulk farm produces around the town to assist in various financial engagement. I completed my primary education is 1997 and proceeded to Adeyemi College of Education Secondary school for my secondary education, and after three years in that school, they increased their school fees and I had to drop and join another school, St. Joseph’s College where I finished from in 2003. Shortly after my secondary education, due to financial challenges, I enrolled for a Diploma in Computer Studies, a feat I completed with a distinction and that shaped my career till day. I have been able to function across various sectors in multiple states across the country ranging from Setting up ICT centers, to training and managing human resources.

Mugenzi Frederic (Rwanda)
I am 41 years old and feeling a strong need to enroll as an active student with International Institute for Global Leadership. Since my early age my wish was to become a teacher. This was motivated by my mentor, my father who was also a teacher in a remote area called Mamfu, eastern Rwanda. My dream was nurtured by training got from primary teacher training center (TTC) in Northern Province. My dream came true when I completed my High School in 1998, and became a primary teacher from my former primary school. On ground, my expectations of being just a simple English teacher in lower primary level were surpassed.” He is not far from a leader…a teacher in his class.” these are words said by The Head Teacher in his early first speech to us at the beginning of the school year.

Qualifying to teach in a secondary school, I was called to be a Teacher Trainer in TTC-MATIMBA, what a chance! Now I had to train future primary teachers, and a serious note was put on reminding my students that a primary teacher is more than a simple Content deliverer, he/she has to be an agent of change targeting pupils’ positive behavior and competence based knowledge. The Experience got from being a trained primary teacher to Primary Teacher-Trainer in a TTC allowed me to apply for different managerial vacant and succeeded: The head teacher for a junior secondary school, Dean of studies, and Director for a private senior Secondary school, This is where a need of leadership skills was sounding. Handling teachers’ issues, representing schools in local authorities solving students’ issues, overall management of respective school were my main responsibilities.

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Visionary Leadership

Student Progress

We had 8 students from 4 countries complete a total of 20 books in June. These students were from Ghana, Lesotho, Nigeria and Rwanda.

Irene Dede Acquah (Ghana)
* Keys to Success
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Mantsebeng Suzan Maepe (Lesotho)
* The Power of Intention
Blessing Chidimma Amaugo (Nigeria)
* Keys to Success
Godwin Eze (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Emmanuel Ojimah (Nigeria)
* Giant Steps
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
* Keys to Success
* PsychoCybernetics
* Real Magic
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
* The New Dynamics of Winning
* Goals
* The Law of Attraction
* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Ukwandu Ogechi Perpetua (Nigeria)
* How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dourwe Bernard (Rwanda)
* Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Mugenzi Frederic (Rwanda)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Graduates
The following Student completed one level of study this month
Emmanuel Ojimah (Nigeria) completed Level One

Statistics
New Enrollments
3 enrolled in June
33 enrolled in 2019

Book Assessments
20 in June
82 in 2019

Books Shipped
9 in June
21 in 2019

Cost of Books
$194.45 in June
$430.95 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: drosen2@wi.rr.com

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