The 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time

The 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time

The 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time

Great ideas are hard to come by. Putting them to work is even harder. Meet the founders who turned concepts into companies and changed the face of business.

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Could more women transform politics?

Could more women transform politics?

equal participation in domestic work would free up time for women to participate in politics on a much more regular basis, and create routes to sustainable leadership in the process. Shared, physical acts of caring, compromise and negotiation could fashion a different set of skills for use on the broader political stage. And the same combination of empathy, strength and flexibility that is honed in the tasks of nurturing healthy human relationships might enable protagonists to argue through their political differences rather than embedding them permanently in the polity. Social activists call this ‘straight back, soft front’ – the ability to hold fast to your long-term vision and values while pursuing them in lots of different ways, some of which may even contradict your own short-term interests.

'Know-How', 'Know-What' and the politics of knowledge for social change

This article highlight with Case studies about the Know-How and Know-What
two answers to this question, and they lead in different directions. The first is to recognize that technical knowledge invariably declines into technocracy unless we also invest in the knowledge-making and interpretive capacities of the broadest range possible of the population, especially those of disadvantaged or excluded groups, so that there are enough counterweights in society to provide more accountability and feedback, challenge accepted notions of what is needed or effective, and bring non-mainstream ideas to the table. We are co-creators of knowledge, not practitioners of detached scholarship in a world divided between producers and consumers. Our aim is not to strengthen pockets of knowledge connected to decision-making elites, but to help build know-how throughout society in order to underpin democratic processes of problem-solving and public policy formulation. Knowledge has a social purpose in animating the public sphere – it isn’t just a private activity that produces insights, increasingly on a commercial basis, for others in academia, or the sponsors of research in government and business. We know that active social learning writ large is the only basis for democratic governance through deliberation, consensus-building and accountability, so that – like rocks in a stream – the sharp edges of people’s differences can be softened over time as they knock against each-other in the rough-and-tumble of debate, where ‘know-what’ meets ‘know-how’ in conditions of equality and freedom.

But – and here’s the second part of my answer, ‘know what’ remains very important to social change, because not all forms of knowledge can or should be democratically-created and controlled, either because the processes involved are too slow, or too subject to interest-group manipulation even among well-intentioned individuals and agencies, or because there really are questions that have answers which are not simply matters of opinion. I’ve changed my mind on this issue over the years as a result of hard experience, and now I’m convinced that the traditional virtues of academic rigour and independence are essential to the success of any knowledge venture, especially in highly-politicised environments.

Rigour – the painstaking parsing out of problems and solutions; the interrogation of all the evidence about costs and benefits, winners and losers; the ability to identify both the individual pieces of a puzzle and put them back together again into an accurate and coherent picture; the skills of presenting and comparing different theories of change; the depth of understanding built up by studying the same phenomena over long periods of time; the potential for accountability that results from a deliberate distancing of oneself from a pre-determined position; and the freedom to stand apart and shout from the rooftops “no, I don’t agree, this emperor has no clothes” – all these are crucial elements of the knowledge-making we need, though it is also true that rigor is not the exclusive property of universities. Distributing the capacity for rigor throughout civil society is a key task for the next many years.

In an age when wealth and power present a more diffuse and benign face to the world, the soft authority of knowledge is ever more important as a force for social change. That’s why the politics of knowledge – how ideas are created, used and disseminated – represents a key issue for the social change community. I’ve argued that the best way to improve the politics of knowledge is to re-combine ‘know-what’ and ‘know-how’ in a variety of ways which challenge existing institutions and approaches. And that involves a tremendous amount of work. But rather than worrying about the difficulties involved or obsessing about the perfect way to address them, my advice is simply to enjoy the ride, because this is exciting and important work that could change the rules of the game forever. When we are dead and buried in Highgate Cemetery or wherever else, and some spotty and underfed PHD student or NGO activist comes visiting our grave for inspiration, let’s hope that they’ll be able to read a different inscription on our headstones that speaks of the work we did to interpret and change the world together as one messy, conjoined and transformative process. I’d be very happy to leave a legacy like that, and I hope you would too.

Are Women Better Leaders than Men?

Are Women Better Leaders than Men?

Harvard Study about Leadership position between Men & Women even with the successful of women and  the women did score higher than men.

http://zengerfolkman.force.com/hbrarticle2012

But the women’s advantages were not at all confined to traditionally women’s strengths. In fact at every level, more women were rated by their peers, their bosses, their direct reports, and their other associates as better overall leaders than their male counterparts — and the higher the level, the wider that gap grows (see chart; click on the image to view a larger chart):

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Specifically, at all levels, women are rated higher in fully 12 of the 16 competencies that go into outstanding leadership. And two of the traits where women outscored men to the highest degree — taking initiative and driving for results — have long been thought of as particularly male strengths. As it happened, men outscored women significantly on only one management competence in this survey — the ability to develop a strategic perspective (see chart; click on the image to view a larger chart).
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Pope Shenouda III of Egypt dies

Pope Shenouda III of Egypt dies

 

Coptic Christians left feeling vulnerable by loss of their leader of 40 years as Muslim parties gain power after Mubarak’s fall

Pope Shenouda III, the leader of Coptic Christians in Egypt, has died aged 88

Pope Shenouda III, the leader of Coptic Christians in Egypt, has died aged 88.

 

Barack Obama paid tribute to Shenouda as “an advocate for tolerance and religious dialogue”.

“We will remember Pope Shenouda III as a man of deep faith, a leader of a great faith, and an advocate for unity and reconciliation,” the American president said in a statement. “His commitment to Egypt’s national unity is also a testament to what can be accomplished when people of all religions and creeds work together.”

“Baba Shenouda” as he was known to his followers, headed one of the most ancient churches in the world. The Copts traces their faith’s origins to St Mark, who is said to have brought Christianity to Egypt in the 1st century.

Will Shenouda's death divide Egypt's Copts?

Pope Shenouda, the Arab World’s most influential Christian leader has passed away

Stop Making Plans; Start Making Decisions

Stop Making Plans; Start Making Decisions

In  one of the Exercise in Coady Institute about Teamwork , we were in a boat and we are going to die and we need to save some of our colleagues that they are in the water and we are still discus who will be the leader and the plan and so one of my friend start to work and save the colleagues and everyone start to work we have had a guide line or we know what we need to do but sometimes you take to much time to decide however sometime what do you need it is just an action and then everything will go smoothly.

Leader & Role Module

Leader & Role Module

Leadership starts from the Self and so it will be a philosophy a part of you and your attitude .

Leadership is not only leading people but also even to been carrying and peacemaker and an optimistic person that also work with honesty and for the good of yourself , Family , Society & your country

i see this a leader even the small kid that he laugh and build new relationship with his colleagues and share what he have and help his mama and care for his family i see this a future leader if we give him the knowledge and the right training he will be one

 

and my today example of Leadership is Pope Shenouda III , he did not recognize his leadership talents but he was growing and life train him to be a leader and a very humble wise leader , he was always believing in Education and in Knowledge

he was not only a leader but a role module not only for Egyptian but for the all world

 

Today we say Farewell to him and he will be always alive in our heart by his teaching ,his love and his memory in different situation

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Shenouda III A Leader , A Father & A man of Hope and Believe

Pope Shenouda III dies at 88; leader of Coptic Orthodox Church
The patriarch guided Egypt’s Christians as they felt increasingly isolated and threatened after Mubarak’s ouster. He led the church for four decades and was dogged in protecting Coptic interests.
Pope Shenouda was a Father carrying for the humanity and he was a man of principals and morale’s.
i saw him as a man of Hope always was saying ” God is there , Everything is for the Good & it will end ” because everything has an end so he always make us see the hope visual in his smile and in his kindness.
A Leader that he believed always in Team Working and open-minded to share and rightness.
his Wisdom was a talents that i feel in his passion for humanity and the people everywhere in the whole word and his intelligence to keep for the growth of the people .

he was a man of peace , Sharing & Giving ,not only the Coptic Orthodox Church has lost a Father , A leader and A man of Hope and Prayer but also the whole word

May God bless his Soul , his blessings be with us all Amen

 

May 12th.2012 i had created this movie :