Young African Leaders Initiative

Leadership Metaphor Explorer as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative

Leadership Metaphor Explorer as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative. The focal question generating this collage was “What does an ineffective leader look like?”

Last week Sam Ray returned from Kenya where the Center for Creative Leadership is running a monthly Self Awareness course through April 2016 at East Africa‘s Regional Leadership Center for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

YALI was launched by President Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African Leaders.

This high profile USAID initiative is delivered in close partnership with the MasterCard Foundation. Other supporters include Microsoft. Intel, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, the Mara Foundation, Dow, and General Electric.

The Regional Leadership Centers in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Senegal are intended to be regional hubs across the continent that encourage transformational learning and enhance leadership skills. They adopt “a culture of diversity that invites dreaming and thinking differently to define and realize one‘s potential.”

As part of a 12 week course for young leaders aged 18-35, CCL (Kathy Vaughan, Sam Kasera, Sam Ray) is challenging East Africa’s next generation of high achievers to cultivate feedback cultures, develop their emotional intelligence and adopt more approachable, self-aware leadership styles if they want to be effective pioneers of change.

About Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth

Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth are Senior Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership. Many thanks to Steadman Harrison III, CEO of GO Innovation.com, and Senior Associate for the Center for Creative Leadership.
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