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International Institute For Global Leadership Inc

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PO Box 18909 % Michael Lightweaver Asheville NC 28814 USA


The International Institute For Global Leadership is a tuition-free, internet based education program which provides a curriculum in consciousness designed to prepare students to become personally empowered, consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world. The study program is open to participants of any age and from anywhere in the world.


We currently have 125 students from 27 countries. We currently average shipping over 500 books a year to our students and have shipped over 2,800 books related to personal empowerment to our students over the past seven years for which they are required to write an assessment as to how the information affects their day-to-day life. Each of their profiles, photos and book assessments are posted on our website.

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Although our studies are available to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, most of our current students are young Africans in their 20's $ 30's.

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The program is divided into different levels of study. The introductory level consists of two small books which are emailed to the student. When these have been completed, the student enters Level One studies. Levels One & Two – which focus on personal empowerment - consist of seven books each. Level Three, devoted to personal assessment and goal setting, consists of written exercises. In Levels Four, Five & Six a student may choose seven books for each level from a selection of more than 400 books in 17 subject areas. The upper levels offer students many opportunities for advanced guided studies, internships, etc. according to their personal interests and life goals. More details about each level are available on the curriculum page of our website: http://www.global-leadership.com/curriculum/index.htm

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so grateful to know this organization. I get much joy in watching the students grow and express their gifts and talents for the betterment of humankind. I see that their eyes open to the greater vision for humanity and this wonderful planet we are so blessed to be nurtured by. The graduated studies of IIGL supports these students to become the greater of themselves. It deserves more and more accolades.

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IIGL is a transformative platform for Global leaders. It shaped men around the world and this men are shaping nations.

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What I feel I have learnt since becoming a student of the Leadership Institute cannot be expressed and summarized here. I need to tell my story in a whole book. However, I will try to summarize it in the paragraphs that follow.

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I have started to overcome procrastination which was my major handicap. For instance, I used to fail achieving my goals because of not acting immediately. I have disciplined myself to concentrate on a given task without diversion or distraction. When I find myself getting distracted, or I feel tempted to take a break or procrastinate, I motivate myself by continually repeating, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” I then renew my efforts to push the task through to completion. Whenever I find myself slowing down, I repeat these words to myself: “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” I have got rid of procrastination by getting rid of “tomorrow” from my vocabulary. My “future” is “now”. I now do things when they need to be done or sooner and this has created harmony in my home and at work.

I am now getting along with others in my family and in social and occupational relations. I have the capacity to communicate ideas, build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, reduce tension and anxiety and increase enjoyment of life. I have learnt not to criticize, condemn or complain, but to give honest and sincere appreciation, to arouse in the other person an eager want, to become genuinely interested in other people, to smile always, to be good a listener, to encourage others to talk about themselves, to talk in terms of the other person’s interests and to make the other person feel important-and do it sincerely. I listen empathically and also communicate my authentic feelings and needs. Those who were once ‘enemies’ of mine, we are able to hear each other’s needs, and we are able to connect compassionately and find new solutions to the previously ‘impossible’ impasses. I now ‘talk about my own mistakes before criticizing the other person.’ Instead of condemning people, I try to understand them. I am now dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than being self centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, and having prejudiced suspicious and aggressive attitudes that originally dominated my thinking. I now live in harmony with those who have done harm to me and this gives me a peace of mind as opposed to the past where I thought of applying “a tooth for a tooth, and “eye for an eye” principle.

I have learnt to program my own thoughts and behaviors. I have learnt how I must think, plan, execute, manage and eventually celebrate my way to success. I now take care and direct my thoughts because I have learnt that bad thoughts can ruin my life and character. I have learnt to “think big” rather than remaining in the darkness of confusion. I have engaged myself in constructive thinking and developed a positive mental attitude. I have learnt that to live a life without well defined goals is like moving in darkness and it can lead hitting the wall or falling in a pit and failure in life.

I no longer fear failure because I know that Every Failure or defeat brings with it a seed of success. In order to achieve the success, I need not to be discouraged by temporary defeats. I now take defeat merely as a test which permits me to discover the nature of my thought and their relation to my definite major purpose. I closed the door of fear behind me, and I now see the door of success open before me. I have learnt that there is no bad experience that no matter what I go through in life— whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one — every experience provides me something of value if I look for it. I now see obstacles as opportunities to move towards my goals. I have gone back in my past experience and found that each experience in life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten me to the next place, and the next, up until this moment.

I have decided that it’s high time to use the tool of transformational vocabulary to replace my habitually disempowering words with more inspiring ones. I have eliminated negative beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not creative’ ‘it is too difficult’, ‘I can never get a well paid job because I don’t have a Masters Degree, Opportunity nocks only once,….I now know that the reality is that opportunity is a steady hammer on my windows and doors, a constant noise that I spend most of my time attempting to block out by stuffing cotton in my ears. This course has helped me to monitor my inner dialogue and match my thoughts to what I want and intend and want to create. For example, instead of thinking that ‘I’ve been always poor; I was raised on shortage and scarcity; I will remain poor’- I have rather directed my thoughts and think that ‘I intend to attract wealth and prosperity in unlimited abundance’. I have learnt that disempoering words are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt’. I now select the words I use on a daily basis because I have learnt that words have the capacity to attract either positive or negative vibrations that can have either positive or negative impact on my life depending on my choice. I now avoid the use of the words and expressions that attract what I do not want. I have eliminated words like don’t, not and no in my vocabulary (e.g. don’t panic, don’t forget etc) Now, instead of saying don’t panic, I use ‘stay calm.’

I have improved the way I communicate to myself whenever I encounter problems in my life. Whenever I meet any challenging problem, I consistently communicate to myself that this experience has occurred for a purpose and that this experience will someday provide me with even greater advantages in my goal to make a difference in the world. I now believe that every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. I now take deliberate, conscious action to steer myself in a direction I have predetermined. I am no longer just a leaf in the wind. I have developed the capacity to consciously direct my life. I now create circumstances rather than merely responding to them. I am now being proactive as opposed to being reactive as I used to be. I now take a failure as an opportunity to learn from and keep trying until I achieve my success instead of lamenting on the past failures. I now know that failure in life is sometimes bound to happen along the road to success but I don’t take it as complete defeat. I take failure as an inspiration to try again with renewed confidence and determination and learn from the mistakes that had led me to that failure. I have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I have discovered that temporary failure is just with some seeds of success. I can now benefit from everything that happens to me, positive or negative, I move upward and onward toward achieving my major definite purpose. Now, whenever I meet any obstacles that happen to make me seem ‘failing’ to achieve my goals, instead of worrying about these obstacles, I take them to be there for a purpose. I take them as an opportunity to serve as a lesson on how I can adjust and move forward to achieve my goal in a better way. I no longer treat defeat as complete failure. I instead treat it as a lesson to correct a mistake that has been made in pursuit of my purpose.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations was the biggest obstacle standing between me and the realization of my full potential. I have cast off all the self-limiting beliefs and accepted that I am an extraordinarily capable and talented person. I have developed a perfect system of self analysis and this assisted me to know what has been standing between me and the success during my past years. I now spend more time analyzing my weaknesses and less time building alibis to cover them. I have realized that all the riches and all the material goods that I acquire through my efforts begin with me having a clear, concise picture of what I seek. I have stopped blaming others as the causes of my failure but analyze my weaknesses to eradicate them. I now feel happier and at peace with myself when I'm actually doing something or have some sort of goal that I need to achieve at the end of a certain period, this is the time that I feel that my life is actually good for something. I have started creating a better world by first analyzing my weaknesses. I no longer blame others for my failure. I am now able to define my direction in life. I no longer believe that success in life is mere luck.

I now live in an attitude of positive expectancy, knowing that everything that happens in my life benefits me in some way. I know really what winning means. I take the talent and the potential that I was born with, develop it and use it fully towards success and winning. I now view happiness as the natural experience of winning my own self-respect, as well as the respect of others. I now understand that winning begins with feeling good about myself, referring to myself in positive terms, and seeing myself as a winner.

I now see my life as a miracle unfolding everyday and I am living on purpose. I now trust in my own unique ability to create in my mind anything that I choose. I have now aligned my life with love, harmony, giving, sharing, peace and forgiveness. I have a strong will that won’t permit anything to interfere with achieving my inner desire. I have developed a never-give-up attitude combined with an internal picture that will propel me toward fulfilling my dreams. I have become someone with intention. I am now proud of my ability to recognize and take the advantage of opportunities that arise, which opportunities have been passing unnoticed. I can now examine any and all self-imposed obstacles that need to be challenged and eradicated as I work a new at living and breathing this power of intention that was placed in my heart before my heart was even formed. I have eradicated all self imposed roadblocks that have been hindering me to achieve my goals. I have improved my communication techniques. I have also transformed the thinking, language and moralistic judgments that have been keeping me from enriching relationships that I dream of

I am now capable of accomplishing any goals I set for myself. The regular and systematic practicing of goal setting will take me from poverty to prosperity, from frustration to fulfillment, from underachievement to success and satisfaction. I have discovered that living without clear goals is like driving in a thick fog. No matter how powerful or well engineered my car, I drive slowly, hesitantly, making little progress on even the smoothest road. When I was living without goals before taking this course, I was like a person moving in darkness and my life was at risk of failure but now I am risk free because I know where I am heading. I have decided to act upon my goals and to clear the fog immediately.

In conclusion, I am now an appreciator rather than a depreciator of everything that shows up in my life. I now know why I am here, I know that I am more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a black skin and hair covered body. I now live with a purpose and choose to avoid being detracted by demands of the ego, I now have great reverence for the world of Spirit, and commune with the Source, and I stay inspired.

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Rating: 4 stars  

IIGL have been very good and beneficial to me by assisting with raising global awareness through raising the standards of literacy among its students members.

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There is a time in your life that you will never forget for various reasons. For me, a special and phase changing moment was the first time I have discovered the International Institute for Global Leadership. Thats a point at which I understand the power of thought and positive mentality. My life has changed dramatically, for I have reached from a small and marginalized district to a world of many opportunities. I am on a ladder of growth and progress to the extent friends and families are amazed. IIGL Sent me a life changing books for 100% Free, review my assessments for free and encourage me towards the good for free. I can witness anywhere and anytime that IIGLs influence in my life is magnificent, and I hope its the same for many more youths across the world!

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I am Ghanaian and reside in Aburi in the Eastern part of Ghana. Sometime ago I enrolled as a student of the Institute for Global Leadership. I am yet to complete the course, but the two books read from the institute has deeply transform my life, to be self-confident and can meet any challenges in leadership without obstacles to outweighs me. Thanks to this great institute. I have learn to be more positive in all situation. I now know I can turn stone to riches with a positive mind..

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In 2011, I got enrolled into IIGL study scheme after deep hunger for deeper
purpose and direction in life. This moment, it was obvious to me that there
is about to commence a great revolution in my life, (when the student is
ready the teacher will appear), so it is said.
The great view of who I am and why I do what I do was made known to me, I
discovered my potential (unlimited) knowing I can do anything I set my mind
to, and that I can be anything I want to be.
Over the period of my study, I have read various books and have acquired
recommendable knowledge and a change of believed toward the betterment of my
life. I have grown in many areas of my life, confidence, courage, faith, and
even in my presentation.
IIGL is a life builder, a hope giver, and an eye opener. If there is a study
I would recommend for my friends its IIGL, I have introduced not less than 9
persons into IIGL, of which 7 of them have registered and I severely dream
of going through to till I graduate from the institution.
IIGL and Life study are very similar in nature; they both require self
discipline, hard work and personal determination to succeed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In life just as there is every defining moment in every phase, International institute for global leadership have rigorously reformed and refined me through the teachings and philosophy of the institute. I have not only become a better and a transformed being but as well a source of transformation and inspiration to any one that I come in contact with in recent time.
The institute has not only shaped my value/ faulty and distorted belief systems but as well developed me to become more of community development strategist. Through the institute's teachings I have remarkably developed the following skills:
• Critical thinking skills
• Great communication skills
• Problem identification and solving skills
• Excellent leadership skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Human development skills
• Negotiation skills
• Building great habit
• Decision making and technical skills
• Cognitive and adaptive skills
Aside self confidence, overcoming inferiority complex and also improvement in the physical quality of my life .
From the first introductory books up till level two, the streams of lessons that I have acquired is having a positive impact in my life and the community that I Live.
I want to use this medium to call the attention of those who may have the opportunity to read this to give a gift of destiny to the future generation by supporting this noble course it really exceeds far expectations.
From : Igwe O Matthew (Level two )

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I would want it to cover wider audience especially the less developed and less privileged countries of Africa and Asian .

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The International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is one of the best things that has happened in my life. The lessons that I learnt as a student /member have shaped my life and made me a better leader and achiever.

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The International Institute for Global Leadership is indeed an organization that has a huge impact in our generation today. Through its strategically planned programs and activities, it has shaped many lives.

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IIGL is not just a life changing organization but a ‘door” to excellent living.
The books I read, the people that I met and the opportunities that I have been exposed to as an IIGL student have indeed opened my eyes to the realities of life, transformed my life and made me a better person.
IIGL is a gift to humanity and I appreciate those who are working hard to move the organization to a greater height.

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