Jeremy Solomons

Leading Rwanda: Having the courage to stand up and speak out

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right” (US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.) “A warrior fights with courage, not with anger” (African...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Leading Rwanda: Holding yourself and others accountable

“I call on people to be ‘obsessed citizens,’ forever questioning and asking for accountability. That’s the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life” (Ai Wei Wei, Chinese artist) “Bake your own bread or sleep in the street” (African proverb...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Leading Rwanda: Creating, communicating and realising your vision

“If your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for a decade, plant trees. And if your vision is for a lifetime, plant people” (African proverb) “A large eye does not mean keen vision” (Rwandan proverb) “Vision without action is just a dream. Action...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1:04 AM

Leading Rwanda: Begin by leading yourself

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” (Aristotle) “Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself” (African proverb) “You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you” (Rwandan proverb) When...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Leading Rwanda: Building practical leadership skills at all levels

SUDANESE-UK businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim believes: “There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa and we must face it.” Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a bit more hopeful. She says: “While African nations have a failure of leadership, they also...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:59 PM

Leading Rwanda: Building practical leadership skills at all levels

Sudanese-UK businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim believes: “There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa and we must face it.” Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a bit more hopeful. She says: “While African nations have a failure of leadership, they...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

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