Real Leaders

Can a Photograph Inspire us Into Action?

It’s important to realize that a memorable photograph doesn’t happen by itself. Firstly, a photographer chooses to press a button at the right moment. Then, an editor decides whether to publish it or not. My hope as a curator, is that after presenting certain images to an audience they decide not to be bystanders anymore, […]

UN Secretary-General’s Message for World Refugee Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June: On World Refugee Day, my thoughts are with the more than 70 million women, children and men — refugees and internally displaced persons — who have been forced to flee war, conflict and persecution.  This is an astonishing number — twice what […]

The Future of Innovation: Learning to Lead with Heart

Design Thinking (DT), (also known as human-centered design) is an innovation process used to evolve products and services in business and social impact sectors. World-renowned companies like Apple, Google, and GE, use DT for business solutions, and top-tier colleges like Stanford, Harvard, and MIT teach DT to students looking to solve the world’s biggest problems. […]

Israeli And Palestinian Women Weave Peace Through Fashion

Every few months, Palestinian and Israeli women meet at Everest Hotel in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories, to discuss fashion — and business. They work for Two Neighbors, an American company that capitalizes on the legendary embroidery talents of Palestinian women in West Bank villages and Israeli seamstresses and designers. If you […]

Holocaust Remedy Helps Rwandan Genocide Orphans

A South African-born lawyer, Anne Heyman, and her husband raised more than $12 million to help care for families ripped apart by the genocide. Taking their model from Israel’s Youth Villages, which created new families for children whose parents had died in the Holocaust, the couple aim to help the 95,000 children orphaned in Rwanda’s […]

Changing The Way Americans See Africa

A report released by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project reveals that Americans seldom see mentions of Africa or Africans on popular television shows or in the news; and when they do, the portrayals are often negative and stereotyped. The Africa Narrative is a global initiative harnessing the power of the arts, media and entertainment, business, education and philanthropy to engage the world in […]

The Leadership Gift is You

All of us have characteristics and behaviors that define us – to ourselves and others. Keeping a vision of positivity, growth and longevity is crucial for us to maintain a healthy and thriving business, career and life. Incorporating the Genshai principles has worked for me and many others. I encourage everyone to give Genshai a […]

The Quality of a Great Leader: Seek Amazing Quests

During a sudden downpour in 2012, Paul Cummins sought refuge in a public library. He explored the archives and came across wills written by soldiers fighting in the first world war. One written phonetically, captivated him. Paul is dyslexic and the phonetics made it easier for him to read. He realized that it was the […]

The Nobel Peace Prize 2018. A Nod to #MeToo?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. This years Nobel Peace Prize is intended to send the message that “women, who constitute half of the population, […]