Category Archive: Leaders and Leadership

My thoughts about Servant Leadership

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I will start defining Servant Leadership according to the concept found on the official website of the Center for Servant Leadership: “Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the… Continue reading

Insights about teamwork

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By Ivana Braga Teamwork is a complex concept and practice. I have some insights from my experience. However, in advance, I will tell you I don’t have all the answers to make teams… Continue reading

Servant leadership

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By Alex Lancial I absolutely believe to my core that servant leaders are the most effective leaders. Not better or worse than other leaders, but more effective. While other leaders may establish more… Continue reading

One head cannot carry a roof

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Source: groundswell international The Malawian proverb “mutu umodzi susenza denga” (literary meaning one head alone can not carry a roof) means that you can’t solve problems alone. This proverb is often told to… Continue reading

Batman’s leadership stylings are modeled around his humanness, humility

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Known as “the Caped Crusader”, “the Dark Knight”, and “the World’s Greatest Detective”; Batman was created by Bob Cane and Bill Finger and first published in DC Comics. Batman is the secret identity of… Continue reading

Indira Gandhi: from dumb doll to Goddess

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“She could be a very good leader for her people, her country, not for us. She destroyed us”, Wahida Ifat, nonprofit professional from Bangladesh (W. Ifat, personal communication, October13, 2013). This comment about… Continue reading

Can collective experience of elders bring peace to the world?

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The first time I heard about the Elders was in 2007 just before the launch of the network. I was at an international conference in Scotland and the audience was mostly from the… Continue reading

Negative peace, positive peace: What kind should world leaders pursue most?

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What kind of peace should world leaders focus on most? Negative peace (absence of violence) or positive peace (presence of social justice, equity and harmony in a society). Our leaders seem to put… Continue reading

Stop Acting Like Leaders!

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My name is Bashar al-Asad. I am the President of Syria. As the son of Hafez  al-Asad who ruled the country for 30 years, I was the only candidate in the presidential elections… Continue reading

Who is watching who on Syria?

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“Leadership is influence” wrote John Maxwell author of the book “Developing the leader within you”. Maxwell observed that a leader is one who is able to influence others to follow his or her… Continue reading

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