From Linda Hill’s facebook conversations with Stanley Daniels, and Janice M.
I received this meme from Inclusive Leader Stanley Daniels today: “When people ask ‘What do you do?’ Answer: ‘Whatever it takes.’
As I was reflecting on that message, I received this quote from Janice M: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead).
Then as I read their facebook contributions further, I realized that both Stanley and Janice were asking the same question which Stanley stated very clearly:
“How much good can a person do within systems set up to oppress people?”
Our Mother’s Day Message to Mother Earth
collectively written by Alhassan Sesay, Joanita Babirye, Linda Hill, Mark Sandow, Oluwatosin Adeosun, Sarah Mathison and Tosin Olowyeye-Taiwo
During our Inclusive Leadership Heart to Heart Cafe on May 4, 2019, Inclusive Leaders from Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda prepared this report for Mother Earth. It was so great to be with great minds and hearts once again. Coming here to learn and relearn the skills involved in deep listening and mindfulness is clear and hopeful. Our global Inclusive Leadership community feels like an appreciative, connected family. Continue reading
What if we could shift away from viewing differences as problems? What if we could appreciate the magnificent diversity within all living beings as gifts that enrich our families, schools, communities and the world? What if we could live, learn and lead more inclusively in our diverse communities? These questions guided our Inclusive Leadership Adventure on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada April 12 to 14, 2019. You are invited to scroll down to read the full photo-story. Pictures say thousands of words.
Submitted by Obinna Echendu
My name is Obinna Echendu, I am a social entrepreneur interested in tackling poverty, and I hale from Lagos, Nigeria. I have been passionately driven by the ambitious dream to end poverty or reduce it drastically in Africa. Poverty is a wicked problem that leads to other problems like hunger, illiteracy, corruption and a broad range of other issues highlighted in the UN SDG agenda 2030. My childhood experiences helped me realize that there is a huge economic and opportunity gap that exists between the haves and the have-nots. Poverty almost cost me my education, until one of my early days volunteering service motivated me to solve this challenge. My major work in the past years has been focusing on helping to tackle poverty in-person and through technology across south-west Nigeria. I am finding the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s online journey “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” to be a mind-blowing opportunity to acquire new Inclusive Leadership skills, while improving on the skills that I brought with me to this course.
I have adapted a famous story I heard about ten years ago in ways that may be very instructive to all Inclusive Leaders. Continue reading
submitted by Linda Hill
I’ve been working over-time and more for a few months now, guiding an Inclusive Leadership Adventure and two Inclusive Leadership online experiences at once. I find it so exciting, energizing and encouraging to be with experienced and emerging Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures, and other backgrounds. What an incredible daily life I have, sharing leadership with people who are so dedicated to developing skills, awareness and action plans for transforming ourselves and our communities by embracing diversity. However, after close to twenty years of Participatory Action Research and Education, involving thousands of new and experienced Inclusive Leaders, I sometimes feel exhausted by the effort involved in co-ordinating the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative. Sometimes I ask myself: “Why is Inclusive Leadership Education so darned important?” Continue reading