ILA Podcast

Nurturing Peace From the Ashes of Violence

Nurturing Peace from the Ashes of Violence. Innovating Leadership Co-Creating Our Future. With Maureen Metcalf.

With Hyppolite Ntigurirwa and Mike Hardy


Trigger Warning: This episode discusses rape, murder, and other atrocities of genocidal acts.

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa survived the Rwandan genocide as a child. Growing up, he thought of vengeance and retribution. But after encountering exceptional kindness, his mindset shifted – and he now leads efforts for peace and reconciliation. As he reveals his gripping story, Mike Hardy joins the conversation to discuss his friendship with Ntigurirwa, and his own work in pointing leaders to peace.

Here’s what Hyppolite, Mike, and Maureen cover:

  • The atrocities young Hyppolite witnessed, and why humanity still practices such hatred;
  • The simple acts that turned Hyppolite’s heart from revenge to reconciliation; and
  • Steps leaders at any level can take to help people remember their humanity.

Interested in learning more? Check out Hyppolite’s book A Boy Called Hyppo

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. 

Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership FieldbookInnovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.

She is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association.

About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right! 

Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests. 

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