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Amancio Ortega (left), Founder and Pablo Isla (right), CEO of Inditex

Amancio Ortega (left), Founder, and Pablo Isla (right), CEO of Inditex

Here at Business Initiative Directions, one of our core concerns is leadership performance. We give awards to business and organizational leaders from all over the world who, with proven results, show they are steering their organizations in the right direction. But how, exactly, can a leader’s work be measured? How can it be improved? How closely tied are the work of one person and the results of an entire organization? Obviously, leadership is important. But in what ways does it matter most? Continue reading

Business Initiative Directions Leadership Series: Park Geun-Hye, South Korea’s First Female President

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South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-Hye, has taken on a country at a crossroads. Firstly, the Asian powerhouse is slowing down along with most OECD nations. Secondly, its neighbour to the north has a new leader and involves tense peninsular relations. Thirdly, the country is facing a rapidly aging population.

However, the country took the first step towards determining its direction, in electing its first female president, Park Geun-Hye, on February 25th 2013. Continue reading

Business Initiative Directions Leadership Series: Sir Emeka Offor

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Sir Emeka Offor (right) and Commercial Director  Marc Robillard with the Arch of Europe Award

Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Business Initiative Directions Award Winner Chrome Group Sir Emeka Offor  recently agreed to an exclusive and rare interview with the African Leadership Magazine, in which he provides an inside look at his personality and drive to not only achieve his personal goals, but also his desire to contribute to the development of his nation.

Although he refuses to describe himself as nothing more than the son of a policeman, his character in the pursuit of excellence is clear throughout the interview, as he describes his journey so far and future goals.

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Aaron Levie: common tale of a humble multimillionaire

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If you haven’t seen Steve Job‘s famous Stanford Commencement Address 2005, you should. His speech tells the (now common) story of how his dropping out of Reed College during his first semester led him to follow his creativity, with no idea of what the future would hold.

During this time of creative bliss, he took random classes such as calligraphy, slept on his friends’ dorm room floors and walked miles to the Hare Krishna temple once a week to get a hot meal. He says «it was beautiful». Continue reading

16 Year-old Prodigy from Sierra Leone Dreams Big

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Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone is not your average 16 year-old.

His curiosity and endless need to fiddle with bits and pieces he finds on his way home from school have seen him create a one-man radio station in his capital city, Freetown. His vision is of a Freetown in which residents have more than one night of power per month, and he is working towards seeing it come true.

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