LDA Albania and Kosovo delegation to LEAP Summit Zagreb, Croatia

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First, what is LDA Albania?

Leadership Development Association Albania (LDA Albania) is a non-profit organization run by young professionals, establish in January 2017. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership, democracy, good governance, fight corruption, entrepreneurship, professional growth and in many management areas.

Second, what is LEAP Summit?

LEAP is a global movement which influences more than 100.000 people worldwide. It consists of LEAP Summit global conference, LEAPin conferences, LEAP Community and LEAP Program for Future Leaders and Future Entrepreneurs.

The new leadership era

What is leadership? I am not trying to write about the concept or the process to become a leader. Leadership is experimental and it is led by a mission. On April 4th, I had the opportunity to attend the 17th Annual Global Leadership Awards in which, five amazing women were honored for developing practical solutions to solve problems within their communities.

This initiative, promoted by Vital Voices, represents a new era of leadership. An era lead by committed women who give their efforts to repair the world. A world affected for decades by violence, inequality, abuse, and selfishness.

The Brown Bag Presentation – Digital Edition

 

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

Ah! The infamous Brown Bag presentation, one of many Atlas Corps traditions. I present to you Graphic Blog #4, a condensed Digital Edition – that portrays none of my real life Mexican charm- made available to my Host Organization, in order to allow them to experience the Brown Bag tradition in a different way.

A 6-months ‘USA’ experience worth recounting

My experience in the United States has seen different paths and taken different directions, even though I still continue to be the ever-determined HeForShe advocate I had promised myself to be years ago.

Reflecting about the meaning of failure…

When I finished high school, I started my studies in Law but failed. What does this mean? Well, what I mean is that I just didn’t finish the career. After one and a half years studying in one of the most prestigious Law Schools in Argentina I realized that this was not my call. Actually what happened was that when I finished high school, I did not reflect  about what I wanted for my future. I was more concerned about parties, sports, new adventures and meeting new people.

NELSON MANDELA: LESSONS ON MORAL COURAGE

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Nelson Mandela quote Image copyright: http://mandeladayscotland.org/

Without doubt, courage is something we all esteem. How else can we justify our idolisation of soldiers risking their lives in faraway battlefields and fictional superheroes saving the day? There is no paucity of courageous images in our society; from traditional spear-wielding warriors to contemporary medal-adorned uniformed sergeants. From national heroes who lead their countries to victorious wars to the community hero who is bent on saving a tree from being chopped down by a major construction company looking to set up a new shopping complex. We are saturated by images of courage. Yet in the words of Mark Twain, “It is curious–curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”

5 leadership lessons I learned working for President of Pakistan

PresidentWorking with the President of a country is usually a dream that comes true only for few people and luckily I am one of them and that too when I was just 21-year-old. I joined the Office of the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, as Media Assistant in November 2008 when Mr Zardari assumed his office. I got this opportunity because of my interest in writing blogs and actively supporting Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) on social media platforms. As a matter of fact, I was termed one of the trendsetters of political activism through social media in Pakistan. My three years of experience working with the President’s Office not only enhanced my professional skills and knowledge but also gave me opportunities to meet with the international leaders, diplomats along with working with the senior government dignitaries in Pakistan. 

Youth Potential in Action–My Learning Outcomes from Reviewing YLAI Applications

Photo Source: ylai.state.gov

Photo Source: ylai.state.gov

The day was June 9th. I was looking forward to this day to be able to review the applications of President Obama’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative(YLAI). YLAI is a program that seeks to address the opportunity gap for youth, especially women by empowering them and other civil society leaders to enhance economic development, human rights, security, etc. in the region.

Unless you have the chance to go through the applications, you don’t know what “potential of the youth” and YLAI really mean. Lots of great ideas both in untapped markets and new areas of development, that show positive signs of prosperity that is soon to come.

HOMELESSNESS: A GLOBAL PROBLEM BEGGING A GLOBAL SOLUTION

As global warming aggravates, the catastrophic climate change continues to sway experts of its predictability. Green forests are turning into deserts whereas water bodies are disappearing with the passing of time.  The reality of bad weather patterns is more eminent today than hitherto ever known. Politicians and Diplomats continue to talk tough with incommensurate demonstrated commitment to cause a sustainable change to the status qua. The vulnerable homeless people are the worst affected group of persons by the snares of bad climates. Civil wars and political unrests in the Middle East, Africa and other places of the globe have displaced and exiled countless people into appalling refugee camps and many others into complete homelessness and hopelessness. Though regular, the world wakes to the surprise visitations of natural disasters like the Hurricanes, Tsunami, Earthquakes and Tornadoes which destroy life and properties and disappear with the habitats and abodes of the many homeless persons living in the streets and other unworthy circumstances. Homelessness is a global quagmire that needs a global holistic approach to solve nonetheless unevenly spread across countries.