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Paul Kagame’s uncommon leadership

President Paul Kagame is transforming Rwanda from a failed state into a country with a great future. He is profiled in Time magazine’s “Time 100: The World’s Most Influential People.”

Paul’s leadership has several uncommon characteristics as pointed out by Rick Warren (author of best-selling The Purpose-Driven Life and himself a Time 100 honoree). Here are a couple …

“One is Paul’s willingness to listen to and learn from those who oppose him. When journalist Stephen Kinzer was writing a biography of (Paul) Kagame, the President gave him a list of his critics and suggested that Kinzer could discover what he was really like by interviewing them. Only a humble yet confident leader would do that.

Then there is Kagame’s zero tolerence for corruption. Any government staff caught engaging in corruption is publicly exposed and dealt with. That is a MODEL for the entire country — and the rest of the world too,” says Rick Warren.”

Uncommon transformations need uncommon leadership.

First posted in WordPress on May 5, 2009

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  1. I am very curious on the reasons why you write about Paul Kagame.

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  2. The reason is the same as what I've said in the article: leadership LESSONS for those that want to initiate Change, especially those that fight corruption in different parts of the world.

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