Category Archive: Leaders and Leadership

Leadership and Values

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Over the course of the Humphrey Seminar, we’ve dissected a lot of social, political and cultural questions. From this, I’ve tried to distill a way to succeed in personal and professional goals. Dialogue… Continue reading

Leader Plan from “Hero of Hispaniola”

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I used class today to present leadership values I pulled from “Hero of Hispaniola” by Chris Teal through quotes. Teal’s masterful description of the diplomat provided insight into how he lead, an example… Continue reading

Cashman’s seven change mastery shifts: Becoming a Leader for Life

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In his Book “Leadership From the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life”, Kevin Cashman offers valuable insights, ideas, lessons and tools actual leaders or leaders-to-be can use to improve themselves, their employees,… Continue reading

US Election: Mass Communication or Mass Influence?

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Media and polls predicted the victory of Hillary Clinton. But the verdict of the ballot boxes was clearly different from all these forecasts. Americans chose Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. Was it… Continue reading

America shows off to the world?

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I would not say much about what happened or my experiences during these 2016 US elections because in politics, as history has shown, anything can happen. After the victory of the Republican presidential… Continue reading

Media nope and media hope

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The election is finally over, but analysis of what went wrong and right will likely last for years. As far as media goes, our role in the results comes directly as a result… Continue reading

Where our ethics come from?

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I know my values pretty well. Integrity and patience are important to me, active honesty is challenging but critical. People should be positive but receptive to criticism, accept good and bad feelings and… Continue reading

The great (and instructive) outdoors

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Today I spent about five hours hiking the Flatiron, a challenging, five-ish mile trail that can get very vertical. Here’s evidence. It seemed appropriate after this hike to talk about leadership lessons we… Continue reading

Rwanda Day: A heritage of dignity

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On September 23, 2016 in San Francisco, California, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda celebrated the first Rwanda Cultural Day, an opportunistic conference to celebrate Rwanda’s unique culture and its role in transforming Rwanda. 2500 people… Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Fight for Freedom

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Since she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi has been dubbed as the  “goddess of democracy” and “Nelson Mandela of the East”. Her life symbolizes the struggle of… Continue reading

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