ILA Podcast

How Do We Work And Live With Purpose and Compassion?

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with Éliane Ubalijoro

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In the context of the changes we anticipate in the coming years from population growth in Africa to climate incidents to block chain, what is required of leaders now in this era. There is nothing we can do to protect ourselves if we are not protecting each other globally. As we consider climate incident, civil unrest and economic stability, we are impacted by forces we can not control or even mitigate. While we have talked about interconnection for years, we are entering an era where we as leaders need to consider the consequences of our economic decisions. We as consumers and leaders need to consider the impact we are creating through our buying decisions and through our organizational decisions. This type of decision making requires a different level of thinking and awareness than was required in the past. We can now use apps to look at the footprint of companies we buy from. To evaluate their sustainability and social impact to inform decisions.

About the Guest

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Éliane Ubalijoro, who has worked in multiple countries, contexts, and collaborations will offer perspectives and success stories about their work in Africa. Leadership development efforts in these constantly changing, yet often traditional settings, requires attention to nuance, cultural competency, and persistence. Through this lens, she talks about the challenges of leadership emerging over the next 30+ years, the trends, the leadership gaps and some recommendations to close the leadership gaps. Included in this conversation is her exploration of how we as individual leaders need to shift our mindset about our roles and behaviors. She explores these change from a genetic perspective – talking about how our physiology and neurology are impacted by our thoughts and feelings as well as our sense of purpose. Much of the work we need to do as leaders is within our control – we need to update our inner algorithm of what a leader is and what they do. This update will produce dramatic impact.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.