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Update: Malala Yousafzai “The Girl’s Hero:” The Ironic Gift of Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award

Malala Yousafzai has achieved a new status in her role as global figurehead, activist celebrity and teen leader as Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year. It’s a tribute to the editors, who see the value of her work and the need to support her. And it’s also a somewhat puzzling irony — the young activist […]

Malala Yousafzai Holds Space for a new kind of American leadership at the White House

Yesterday, Malala Yousafzai met with President Obama, sharing both her vision for education for women and girls and a challenge for US policy. She reported: “I thanked [him for] supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drove attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in […]

Integrity + Relationships = Return: Leadership, Public Relations and UAE Altruism

What’s the internal rate of return (IRR) for leadership altruism? What’s the connection between creating a follower-friendly identity and being a good leader? It’s complicated! Personal chef Jean Crovato, profiled in today’s Washington Post, praised her longterm employer, Joseph Robert Jr. for teaching her that the business term “internal rate of return” really means working […]

Update: Terrorist victim Malala Yousefzai released from the hospital

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousefzai is now an outpatient — with no brain damage, but further reconstructive surgery expected from an October 2012 attack. This is great news for Pakistan and Malala’s family. Doctors credit the resilience of her young brain, and her father credits the prayers of people all over the world. Yousefzai will […]

David Petraeus: How does the sex scandal reflect on his leadership ability?

CIA Director, 4-Star General David Petraeus resigned this week because of implications that his extramarital affair jeopardized national security. It’s a familiar story, although the ending of this one — the resignation — isn’t always inevitable. Presidents, Representatives, Governors, Deans, CEOs — many are tempted and many give in to temptation. A few resign over […]

Malala Yousefzai: Recovering in the UK!

A quick update about this influential teen-aged leader: The profile in the Christian Science Monitor offers a full description of Malala’s slow recovery, as well as some fabulous links to features about violence against girls in Pakistan, Malala’s family history, the upwelling of support for Malala in Pakistan and around the world.

#GIRLWITHABOOK

Originally posted on LENA SHAREEF:
Last Monday, my friend Olivia and I decided to launch this idea called #GIRLWITHABOOK. At the time we were venting to each other about how horrified and utterly disgusted we were by the Taliban’s sick attempt at killing Malala Yousafzai on her school bus, and we wanted to do something…