On Leadership

BYLC Talks: Insights from Mikael Hemniti Winther

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This week I met the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh. Dressed in a sharp dark blue suit and black shirt he looked rather sharp. But his physical appearance is accompanied with a contrasting relaxed demeanor fitting of a young musician. But he is a musician, it turns out. Mikael Hemniti Winther, in addition to his role as the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, is also a guitarist who jams with local musicians wherever he is posted and has even played at the Jazz Blues Festival in Dhaka. Just as his hobbies set him apart, his professional accomplishments set him apart as well. His career journey spans from teaching at Copenhagen University to holding top positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark to being posted as Deputy Head of Mission in Vietnam to becoming the Ambassador to Thailand, Iraq, and Bangladesh. read more

BYLC Talks: Lessons on leadership and management from Joel Reifman

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BYLC graduates and the BYLC team were privileged to learn about leadership and management from Joel Reifman, Chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy, who spoke at a BYLC Talks session on October 5, 2017. Joel Reifman became Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh in May 2017.  Most recently, he served at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. as a Senior Level Career Development Officer and, previously, as a Liaison Officer for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. read more

BYLC Talks: Lessons from the life of a CEO: Petter B. Furberg

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Petter B. Furberg, then an Interim CEO, Grameenphone, visited the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) headquarters on May 24, 2017. Graduates of BYLC’s leadership programs had the unique opportunity to hear about the key lessons Mr. Furberg learned on his leadership journey, and engage in discussion about personal development, professional goals, and Grameenphone’s organizational values. Here are the top lessons that graduates took away from his session. read more

Eight days of class, learning for a lifetime— Three lessons from my time at Harvard Kennedy School

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Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) history has a deep-rooted bond with Harvard University. It was there that BYLC’s founder, Ejaj Ahmad, while completing his Masters, conceptualized the idea of a program that teaches adaptive leadership while bringing together young people from different backgrounds.  read more

কেমন হওয়া চাই ‘কথা’, যে ‘কথা’ দিয়ে আসে পরিবর্তন

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মানুষের সাথে কথা বলতে পারার বিষয়টিকে অনেকটা মহান নায়কোচিত মনে করা হয় কেননা এই কথার মাধ্যমেই মানুষ বিপ্লব ঘটাতে পারে তা হোক নিজের জীবনে কিংবা অন্যের। তা ব্যক্তিগত পর্যায়েও হতে পারে আবার একটি দেশ বদলে দেয়ার জন্যও হতে পারে। মহানবীর (দঃ)’র এর বিদায় হজ্বের ভাষণ আজও মুসলিম জাতির জন্য পথ প্রদর্শক হয়ে আছে। তেমনি ভাবেই সকল বিশ্বাসের মানুষের মূল ভিত্তিতেই আছে অনেক কথা। ৪০ বছরের বেশি সময় পেরিয়ে গেলেও এখনো যখন বঙ্গবন্ধুর দরাজ কণ্ঠের সেই ৭ই মার্চের ভাষণ শুনি শরীরের রক্ত টগবগিয়ে উঠে। আলোড়িত হয় মন। মনে হয় সব বাধা ভেঙ্গে এগিয়ে যাই অসম্ভবের দিকে। মনের কথা গুলোকে নিজের মনের ভাষায় বলার অধিকার আদায়ের জন্য পৃথিবীর ইতিহাসে এক মাত্র বাঙ্গালী জাতিই নিজের তাজা রক্ত দিয়ে রাজপথ লাল করেছে। read more

How Not to Fix Problems When You are Fixing Problems

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Have you ever been a class captain? If you have, you may remember that as a “captain” of the class, you had certain authority as well as responsibilities. These responsibilities generally included to report and resolve class related issues. For example, if there was a fight in your classroom, it might have been within your jurisdiction to fix that problem. On the other hand, if you were one of the students who had a fight with a fellow classmate, you probably expected that your class captain had a role to play in resolving it. read more

Everyday Leadership: An Interview with Anik Sinha

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Over the years that I have been affiliated with BYLC, I met graduates who accomplished concrete goals at an age I deemed too young to achieve anything. I find their stories fascinating and look forward to learning about their perspectives towards life. read more

সমস্যা যখন অ্যাডাপ্টিভ

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বেশ ক’বছর আগের কথা। আমার এক আত্মীয়ের হার্টের অসুখ ধরা পড়লো। উনি সিগারেট খেতেন প্রচুর আর রিচফুড ছিলো উনার সবচেয়ে প্রিয়। সপ্তাহে তিনদিন গরুরমাংস না খেলে উনার চলতোই না। read more

Leadership and Football: Is there a lesson to be learned?

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Football, being the most popular sport in the world, is immensely celebrated in all aspects and likewise, the sport has seen some incredible leaders, who came along to significantly change the landscape of the game. These people brought something into the game that others had not seen, they foresaw opportunities and revolutionized the universe of 3.5 billion football fans. read more

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