Bernie Sanders: an Authentic Trailblazer

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Tasked with choosing a world leader who has had a global impact on each group member, we easily decided former presidential candidate and longest stand independent Senator Bernie Sanders was just the leader… Continue reading

Can we have more Wangari Maathai today?

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Wangari Maathai of Kenya was not a single-issue leader, but someone who understood the deep connections between the environment, politics, and human rights. By Szabolcs Panyi, Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, Paul Udoto, Alexandra Watts.

How Merkel redefine the leadership?

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By Xiaofeng Fangwen and Kazi Angela Merkel, currently the longest-serving leader in Europe, won a fourth term as German chancellor. Her longevity in power has helped her cement her leadership beyond Europe. Among… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II

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By Bopha Phorn, Tea Francesca Price, Mila Moralic and Holger Roonemaa Leaders aren’t just born—they choose the role they play.   Source: Flickr, creative common To be a leader, one has to posses special… Continue reading

Malala: Proving leadership has no age

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Malala Yousafzai: the girl who was shot for going to school. Malala’s powerful story should inspire all of us to be leaders, especially if we are young. At only 20 years old, Malala… Continue reading

Start With Why …then repeat

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The book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek, is one of a few about leadership by The New York Times best-selling author. After a successful… Continue reading

Networking is akin to Noah’s building of the ark

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 Networking is a leap of faith By Paul Udoto Nyongesa When the biblical Noah build the ark, it wasn’t raining. So, when the global flood came much later after torrential rains, he and… Continue reading

Knowing your strengths and your vision: lessons on networking from the GLF

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Every year the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) brings together international Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows for a week of learning, networking and sharing visions for our futures as leaders in our industries and home… Continue reading

Personal and professional networking

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By: Alexandra Watts / Image by: Kim Siever I originally met Priscilla Quiah, a 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellow from Liberia, back in the summer of 2015. We both were working at The PIN Bureau.… Continue reading

experiencing a new era of development

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Reception at the State Department The world is experiencing a new era of development. During my lifetime, I had the opportunity to attend many conferences and forums around the world but what I witnessed… Continue reading

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