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Posted by Artika Tyner, Author, Professor.
Public Policy Professor and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the University of St. Thomas, Leadership Author, Civil Rights Attorney
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? Answering this question will unlock the key to the future of our ever-changing globalized world. This begins with an exploration of the principles of leadership and social justice.
Leadership is a journey often mistaken for a destination. You begin by exploring your personal calling and unveiling your passion. Within each of us lies a seed of leadership. Our daily challenge is to cultivate this seed and aid others to discovering the leader within. This seed is a gift to the world which represents the bountiful gifts and talents within our hands.
We also have a challenge as leaders to plant seeds in the lives of others. Leaders bring followers along with them on their leadership journeys. They recognize that when you plant a seed today in the life of someone that you reap a harvest for eternity. The fruit of your leadership is your legacy. The late Dr. Myles Munroe, minister, global ambassador and transformational leader, emphasized the importance of leadership legacy when he stated: “If everything you’ve done dies with you. You are a failure. True leadership is measured by what happens after you die.” Dr. Munroe recognized that true leadership must bear fruit. He also warned: “Success without a successor is failure.” His words clearly admonishes all leaders to seek opportunities to plant a seed of leadership in the life of someone else.
I launched the Leadership for Social Justice Project with the goal in mind of building a global leadership community by challenging 10,000 people to embark on the journey of leadership development. The #LeadershipforSocialJustice project challenges everyday people to discover the leader within and serve in the global community. It also serves as an indispensable tool for bringing leaders together to share their passion for social change and build strategic partnerships in order to make a lasting impact.
The Ghana Scholarship Fund students have joined me in this commitment to make a difference in the world by serving as leaders and change agents. These emerging leaders in Senchi Ferry are on a path to success through the furtherance of their educational goals. They are leading change through the promotion of global development and community engagement. These students have committed to leading change by:
By making a commitment to lead change, each of the Ghana Scholarship Fund students are picking up the mantle of leadership and transforming the world.
What is in your hands to make a difference in the world?
*Article featured in the Ghana Business & Financial Times.
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