Kofi Annan

A Lifetime of Leadership: What I Learned From Kofi Annan

He was not my boss, not my mentor nor someone I worked with. He is, however, someone whom I regard as one of the greatest leaders of our time. The three times I met the man are still as vivid in my mind as they could be.

#Passion2Action Twitter chat

#Passion2Action Twitter Chat Recap

During the Twitter chat we c

Passion to Action Twitter chat

#Passion2Action August 15 Twitter Chat: Young Activists Share Tips for Getting Started

How can young people better understand social challenges, make their voices heard and drive real impact on issues they care deeply about? Join the International Youth Foundation and LeaderStories for our August 15 chat!

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

How I Learned to Think of Myself as One of “The Grown-Ups”

As program staff, I never quite saw myself as a leader in my organization or my community. Being just a few years out of college and among the "Millenial" crowd at work, I saw myself in stark contrast to The Others—the managers and directors of each department. Here's how that changed.

Antigone Ty Jones

In New York, Tackling Bias and Taking Leadership Tips from Antigone

Each August the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute takes place in the bucolic valley of Aspen, Colorado.

Sani Foundation Dice bar

Not Everything is Illuminated: Creating Opportunity for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Zambia

Motivated by her brother's experience, Michelle Chimuka took a risk and left her job to start the Sani Foundation, to help adults with intellectual disabilities find work and a place in Zambian society.

Christen Brandt and Nayda

Supporting Girls through Education and Love: Christen Brandt’s Journey with She’s the First

What started as a small media campaign to support girls’ educational opportunities in 2009 soon became the nonprofit organization known as She’s the First. Today, She’s the First fights gender inequality through education and supports girls around the world who will be the first in their families to graduate high school. Co-founder of the organization, Christen Brandt, shared her journey with us. 

Fatuma's Voice

In Kenya, a Metaphoric “Fatuma” Gives Young Leaders and Artists a Voice

Fatuma’s Voice is a Kenya-based youth empowerment organization that hosts forums where young people from different ethnic groups come together to express themselves through art, poetry, and music, while creating bottom-up solutions to social issues.

LEAD summer school

When Your Organization isn’t As Diverse as Your Mission

It’s not easy to confront challenging realities within ourselves or our work – but the results of "digging in"  to difficult questions surrounding race, gender and diversity are worth it. Zeynep Dilek, Project Coordinator with LEAD international Summer School team, shares her candid reflections.

Arthur Cutler Algeria

Emotional Intelligence and Results-Based Leadership: Reflections from a Delegation to Algeria

How I found myself in Algeria, telling a roomful of young activists, “As the new generation of leaders, we have to set the standards for who we define as leaders.”

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