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The Power of Being Extraordinary

Submitted by Linda Hill

I received a wonderful good news email today from Amnesty International that I cannot figure out to share online! So here are are few photos and a link to one of their good news stories:

http://www.amnesty.ca/news/saudi-arabia-right-drive-long-overdue-step-forward-women

This good news newsletter from Amnesty International made my heart soar because every single story in this newsletter was a success story resulting from ways I had personally shared leadership with Amnesty International and other human rights advocates around the world to stand up for human rights. I read these stories and felt empowered as I reflected on how my individual actions have joined with millions and billions of other individual actions to build a world based on the Earth Charter pillars of respect, integrity, justice and peace for all living beings.

My heart is full thinking about the impact of ordinary people – like you and me – around the world who are choosing every day to be extraordinary. And by choosing to be extraordinary – our efforts are becoming mainstream and ordinary and absolutely the way people all around the world are living our lives – and by doing so we ARE saving our precious planet.

I am taking heart today as I head off to a few life enriching events in my local community knowing that I/we are part of a world wide movement of billions of people who are oriented toward participating in what enriches life because we know that when our basic needs are met, life is about being more not having more.

Global international organizations such as Amnesty International and the Earth Charter are interconnected with the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and other small and beautiful initiatives. We are all linked together in our jigsaw efforts as groups and individuals to make a positive difference and have a positive impact in in building safe, respectful, just and peaceful families, schools, workplaces and entire communities filled with live enriching activities and events.

If you have read this far and are wondering, “What do I do? How to get started in being an Inclusive Leader in my community?”

We have an answer for you. In addition to signing petitions, joining the Earth Charter initiative, you can take one of our brand new Inclusive Leadership Online courses and join a small and powerful group of ordinary people who are exploring and discovering our own potential to be extra-ordinary in our daily lives. How empowering is that!

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that…

in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community

…with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.” (Earth Charter)

 

 

Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Workshop.

Submitted by Joshua Amponsem

Joshua Amponsem

Earlier this year, I received a scholarship from Inclusive Leadership to undergo Earth Charter’s “Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics” training for young leaders. The training had lots of impact on my leadership and advocacy path. It introduced me to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), new ways of thinking, and a more robust approach towards achieving the SDGs and even beyond that towards a more peaceful and sustainable future.

As part of the training, participants organized individual workshops to expand the knowledge on the concepts of the programme. I organized my workshop in Kumasi – Ghana on the 22nd of March under the theme “Building Earth Leaders Today.”

I had a group of 25 people from 11 countries and from different backgrounds. The event started with introductions and we discussed ESD. Only 1 person out of the 25 had experienced Education for Sustainable Development. This emphasized on the need for ESD…

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Canada’s Prime Minister is an Inclusive Leader!

justin_on_rocks_close-upPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is quickly demonstrating that he is a skilled Inclusive Leader. He highly values social diversity, biodiversity and inclusion. He believes strongly that these are fundamental Canadian values. Trudeau practices the four core skill sets involved in Inclusive Leadership on a daily basis by sharing leadership with others.  He has spent his life Building Bridges within and between groups.  He knows how to connect with differences, communicate with compassion, and how to stand up for diversity and inclusion. Continue reading

The Power of Ten Times Ten

IMG_0604Stephen Levesque’s story of bringing Inclusive Leadership to his community shows the powerful ripple effect that results from a single Inclusive Leader taking action. Stephen is an Inclusive Leader, a Parent, a Horticulture Therapist, and an Organic Farmer who lives on Gabriola Island located about five miles across the water from the city of Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Gabriola Island is a small island of forests, beaches, wildlife, and about 4,000 people running farms, resorts, and small businesses. Continue reading