Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Aaron and Team

Aaron and Team, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Aaron Mulaki and his colleagues from CHF International hosted more than 30 NGO partner organizations for a 3-day CCL Leadership Essentials Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya this past July, 2007.

Dou Fall

Dou Fall, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Dou Fall is a Master's student at UNC-Greensboro from Senegal, West Africa working as an intern with the Center for Creative Leadership on the Global Voice of Leadership (GVOL) initiative. The goal of GVOL is to bring innovative, affordable, and accessible leadership development to base of the pyramid economies around the globe.

Debra Millar

Debra Millar, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Debra is Country Director for CHF International / Kenya working with 40 NGO partner organizations to bring HIV/AIDS prevention and public health to villages across Kenya.


Rose, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Rose is a house mother for 15 orphaned girls ages 6 month to 17 years in Buundo, Uganda outside of Jinja.

Steadman and Ngozi

Steadman and Ngozi, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Ngozi Obigwe is a lead trainer for LEAP Africa - a Nigerian organization with a mission and vision focused on increasing organizational capacity in Africa through leadership development.

Charles Owat

Charles Owat, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Charles was a successful manager in a local factory in Northern Uganda until the war with the LRA brought business to an end. He is now the head of the Good Shepherd's Fold security guards as wall as a talented musician.

Jaja Mary

Jaja Mary, originally uploaded by talk2steadman.

Jaja Mary spent the last 10 years taking care of orphaned children at Good Shepherd's Fold in addition to caring for her family in a nearby village. Jaja is the Ugandan word for "grandmother".

Friday, September 7, 2007

What do I want to get out of the 23Things experience? What would I like to learn more about?

Our Information Center at CCL recently offered our employees an opportunity to learn more about the many technology applications available to all of us via the web. This blog and the topic of this first post is part of the 'homework' for our group.

My personal goal for this 23Things experience, is to come away having learned some new tools with which we can engage the external world on the topic of leadership. Our president, John Ryan, has challenged each of us to embrace our organizations belief about Creative Leadership ~ we need to grow our capacity to think and act beyond boundaries to achieve more than imagined. My hope is that a blog such as this one that I've titled, Leadership Beyond Boundaries, can be a place where our partners and clients around the world can share their experience with one another. I would like to see many of our employees contributing their thoughts and questions regarding creative leadership.

In addition to blogs, there are so many other tools for social networking, knowledge management, shared creation and innovation space, and new modes and methods for communicating. I'm looking forward to exploring these technologies with my colleagues and learning more about the possibilities.

Best regards ~ Steadman