She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.
Yesterday, at the request of these beautiful women in the above photo, I led a leadership development training on the topics of teamwork, unity and influence. They asked me to host this training, because they want to grow as leaders, so they can lead the other women in our project better and ultimately make the project more successful.
We started with a time of discussion about our values – what matters most to us personally and what matters most to Project Biashara. Then, we got into the tough part of discussing our challenges as a team – what are the barriers to unity and how can we work better as a team. Next we discussed what it means to be a leader. And, what it does not mean. To me, leadership is influence. By that definition, we are all leaders all the time, because we exert a certain amount of influence on the people around us. We must become people of character to lead people of character. We discussed characteristics of leaders and what the women should expect from them. Then, we had a sweet time of prayer and finished with some silly superlatives.
The women of Project Biashara just want to provide for their families. They are not perfect, but they are striving to make a living and care for others. That’s really all they ask. Please pray for them. And, pray for our project. That the leaders would serve the women well and strive to be influencers for good and that our products sell in the US, so we can continue to employ these women and provide for their families and communities.
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