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Inspiring Leaders: Addressing Global Challenges with Vision and Passion

May 30, 2023

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Lynne Gilliland

Lynne Gilliland Consulting

Lessons From Leaders host Lynne Gilliland shares episodes with two inspiring leaders.

Gary White

First, Gary White, a problem-solver and innovator, shares his journey of addressing the global water and sanitation crisis through his organization, Water.org. Gary’s story highlights the power of creativity and passion in solving social challenges.

During this conversation, Gary shares his experiences and insights on how he drew on this wealth of outside-the-box knowledge, bent it to become relevant to his work, and co-founded Water.org, a groundbreaking organization that helps finance water and sanitation solutions for individuals living in poverty.

Describing his outlook on his career, he quotes Thomas Edison, “I feel like I’ve never done a day’s work in my life because it’s all been fun.” Gary’s work is a testament to the power of creativity and passion in solving complex social challenges.

If you’re looking for some fresh ideas, I encourage you to listen to the episode with Gary

Pape Gaye

The second episode features Pape Gaye, the former CEO of Intrahealth, and Founder of the Baobab Institute for Health and Development, discussing sustainable development and effective leadership.

One aspect that stands out about Pape is his genuine joy and curiosity for leadership. He actively seeks ways to improve his leadership skills and embraces exploring new ways of leading and accelerating progress. He emphasizes the importance of trying, learning, and adapting as leaders.

This (new way to be a leader) gets me excited. I wake up, and I think, how do we do this? How do we accelerate progress? How do I lead? It is not a course to take, it is the idea that we just try and learn.

Pape Gaye

Given the current state of the world, Pape’s perspective on bringing joy, positivity, and his leadership expertise is particularly valuable. The episode came at an opportune time and is shared anew with great pleasure.

Both episodes offer valuable insights and inspiration for leaders to think outside the box and bring positivity to their work. They also serve as a reminder of the significance of joy in leadership.

Real conversations. Current topics. Honest leaders. Found wherever you listen to podcasts. You can hear top tips from leaders across the world. Lynne and her guests discuss everything from success to failure, fear to courage, and the path to growth. Listen today!