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

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