Reflection Corner

We believe reflection is a key tool for developing leadership skills. We challenge traditional ways of thinking. An open mind and enthusiasm to participate will lead you to a truly transformational experience.

How Mentorship is Exposing Me to Opportunities

Written by Abel Ndinyo, a student at Multimedia University of Kenya and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

The Lapid Leaders Africa Mock Interview Day was held on 17th September, 2016 and was administered by Human Resource Managers from various companies. Gloria Akinyi the HR Advisor East & French West Africa at Kantar Millward Brown and the Human Resource Manager in Sub Saharan Africa for Millward Brown (a global research firm) was one of the panelists to grace the occasion. She conducted several group and individual interview sessions, and gave everyone invaluable feedback on how to ace interviews in future.

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Africans for Africa, the Lapid Way

Written by Angeline Mburu, President Learning Labs Cohort 4 – Lapid Leaders Africa:

It’s week two already!!!! We can’t believe how fast time flies when you are having fun. Its been a fun week. The cadets are super super excited about the future weeks. This Cohort has really taken things a notch or should I say several notches higher. (more…)

Invaluable lessons from the Centum Group CFO

 

Written by Kagera Brian, a third year student at JKUAT and a Lapid Leader from Cohort 3:

In May I was glad to attend a seminar planned by LLA (Lapid Leaders Africa) and a lot was to be learnt. In one of the sessions we had the chance to be inspired be a great man, this is what current CFO of Centum Samuel Kariuki had to share. (more…)

How the Lapid Leaders Experience Gives Students Real-World Challenges

Written by Ian Duncan, a student at the University of Nairobi, a Lapid Leader from Cohort 3:
As part of the Lapid Leaders Experience, we are equipped with the skills required in every leader today. These skills included: Communication, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration / Building relationships among others. The Project Challenge Day is the culminating event during which the students put into practice what they’ve learned.

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How Technology is Impacting Lives in Africa

Written by Derrick Mwiti, a Mathematics & Computer Science student of Multi Media University:

Technology has enabled Mark Zuckerberg to connect millions of people to each other via Facebook. Technology has enabled Larry Page and Sergey Brin to provide access to information to millions of people via Google. However, it probably is in Africa where technology has had the most impact. Technology has changed the lives of people (literally) in this Continent, if you doubt that just look at MPESA. Here are several other technological innovations that have had a great impact in Africa. (more…)

Achieving Greatness Through Service To Others

One of the greatest tragedies of our time, is that our country is led by people who have little value for the values that every great nation has been built on. The greatest ambition of many of our leaders is to amass power, people who will settle for nothing less than being considered the greatest! Fortunately, this is not a new phenomenon. Centuries ago, there was a team of leaders who also sought after greatness. (more…)

You will be engaged, stimulated and challenged!

Mid-season reflection report written by Sheroe Mburu, a graduate of JKUAT:

My transformation began at the beginning of the experience when we were required to take a personality test. I was shocked at my results as they were mostly true, I absolutely loved some of the traits highlighted in the results of the test, but did not like some of the traits. (more…)