Last week I had the privilege of again hosting two students from the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda. Akilah is an organization about which I am deeply passionate. It is a college for young women in East Africa that “offers a unique model of market-relevant education empowering graduates for success in careers and leadership roles.”
Accountability and wellness are flip sides of a coin, the currency of which is personal responsibility and the hallmark of effective leadership.
Remember Curious George from the childhood book? Always curious and getting himself into one adventure after another because of his intense curiosity. Curious George took curiosity to an extreme. Yet, he inspires me to think about how curiosity is a necessary and often underrated leadership quality.
Last week Step Up Leader participated in the first “Make 2013 Your Best Year Ever” workshop along with Dr. Carmella Sebastian and Michelle Bauer, President of Common Language. Audience members were women leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. What they all had in common was a strong desire to learn something new, shake something up, and come away with something different.
This weekend I had the privilege and honor of hosting two young women leaders from Rwanda. They are visiting the U.S. as part of the Akilah Institute for Young Women “Metropolitan Safari Tour.” These extraordinary emissaries are raising money for scholarships to Akilah so other young women in their country can have the same opportunities to achieve their full potential.
What can we learn from these young Olympic leaders about the inner game of leadership? I would love to hear the Olympic moments that resonated with you.
My hope is to use my experience to co-create a model leadership development curriculum to build upon what the students have learned and add my own unique expertise by delivering it personally.