The approach: Experiential Learning

We utilise experiential learning. Experiential learning brings concepts to life and challenges students to work through exercises together, exponentially enhancing their ability to execute.

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 Leading by Service prepared me to be a great leader

At the heart of the Lapid Leaders Experience, is equipping young adults to be values-driven leaders and entrepreneurs. This is first done through the classes during the flagship program, and thereafter through the lessons learned through serving in the Lapid Leaders Council. The Lapid Leaders Council (LLC) exists to activate Lapid Leaders into Servant Leaders, by enlisting them in the recruitment and deliver of extraordinary experiences to future cohorts. (more…)

Why a culture of community service is important

To those much is given, much is expected. This is the principle that we at Lapid Leaders operate within. Far too often people across the African continent get caught up with what is wrong with the continent, with a heightened focus on the quality of leadership across many nations. In the process, many individuals abscond their responsibilities and believe that they have no role to play in progressing the African Dream. (more…)

The Most Important Mindset for Long-term Success

Over the last few months, my father has been rearing poultry. Yester I had gone to see him and found that poultry were ill. The vet had diagnosed the problem as ‘water belly’. As soon as I was told what the problem was, I went to Dr Google to learn about the disease. I can now say that I am an expert of several poultry diseases. As we were talking about the disease, my father made a statement that has stuck with me. He said that he has been getting better at this poultry rearing business with each batch of chicken. He said that this batch of chicken had been the best they had reared so far because he had learned from previous mistakes. He said that the lesson from this batch was on how to avoid ‘water-belly’ and he was sure that the mistakes they had made, would make the next batch even better. As I listened to him, I became mesmerized by these statements. All I could think was that my father clearly has a growth mindset. (more…)

Is entrepreneurship the answer to youth unemployment in Africa?

 

In the recent past, Africa has tapped into entrepreneurship as the solution to the problems that the Continent faces. Arguments supporting the idea that entrepreneurs can ignite economic growth in Africa have become prevalent. Kenya is widely recognized as a leader in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. This has led to Kenya becoming known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Africa. (more…)

Why Africa is the best classroom on leadership

In the recent past, there has been a lot of interest on Africa. Different opinions have been floated on the state of the continent and where it is headed to. Each of these opinions and stories on Africa have deferred depending on the author’s perspectives. For some, Africa is still nothing but a hotbed of terror; for others it’s the place that poverty resides in; for many it still the place with serious governance issues. (more…)

Here is how to unlock your ultimate potential

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Africa Inuka Forum

We had the privilege of being part of the panel speakers at the recently concluded Africa Inuka Forum. Hon Johnson Sakaja who gave the key-note speech, highlighted that while Africa obtained physical independence from colonialists over 50 years ago, many of us are still mentally emancipated. We believe this to be true. The mindset of many Africans is still caged-up and restricted. Many of the issues facing this continent can traced back to this mindset. (more…)