Here’s a wonderful update from Steadman Harrison on the United Nations LEAD program developing leadership in Portuquese speaking Africa including “Team in a Box” and Leadership Beyond Boundaries. Featured below in the slide show is the Visual Explorer portion of the program–a great sequence of what VE looks like in action. (Slides showing Values Explorer in action at LEAD are shown under the Values Explorer tab of this blog.)
Writing to you at the close of a long day of meetings in Maputo, Mozambique where I’ve been shuttled from European Union Commission to USAID to DFID to local training consultancies to talk about scaling our work through our UNDP partnership in the six Portuguese speaking countries in Africa. We now have Leadership Essentials translated into Portuguese, French, Amharic, Arabic, and some Hebrew.A few years ago we talked about the idea of trying to scale our core work out to many more people across language and culture barriers and I am simply writing to tell you that it is taking place at a rapid clip. We are on an amazing growth curve and the world is starting to take notice. These are exciting times. Global Voice of Leadership and now Leadership Beyond Boundaries is really taking off.
Team in a Box™ is a concept that Davida Sharpe and a few of our team at the Center for Creative Leadership worked on a number of years ago. With USAID funding we will be distributing hundreds of Team in a Box™ materials to Public Health teams in the southern region of Ethiopia. This is just one example of how our tools and methods can be contextualized to help grassroots facilitators change the dynamics of leadership in their own community.
Congratulations to CCL and the Leadership Beyond Boundaries team on these achievements! Special thanks to our team in Africa – Cheri Baker (intern), Rajan Singh (intern), Hannah Smith (intern), Aaron White, Moses Wawich, Teddy Tadesse, Sissay Abebe, Habtamu Gizaw, Rachel Demiessie, Desalegn Wujira, and our consultancy friends at Desert Rose Consulting in Addis!
Blessings to all of you,