Thursday, October 25, 2007

Training our next leaders: Patrick Awuah on

This looks like a candidate for Pearls of Paradigm Processing under Social and Economic Paradigms. There are a number of other examples of leadership in both business and social change organizations to be found there. Of course, the entire TED site available here is also very worthwhile.

via TED | TEDBlog by on 8/27/07

Patrick Awuah left a comfortable life in Seattle to return to Ghana and co-found a liberal arts college. Why? Because he believes that Ghana's failures in leadership -- and he gives several mind-boggling examples -- stem from a university system that fails to train real leaders. In a talk that brought the TEDGlobal audience enthusiastically to their feet, he explains how a true liberal arts education -- steeped in critical thinking, idealism, and public service -- can produce the quick-thinking, ethical leaders needed to move his country forward. (Recorded June 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania. Duration: 17:42.)

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