Sometimes the lessons we most need to learn are found half a world away, in lands far different from our own. This is the case with A Grander Goal, a training program offering a profound shift in our approach to leadership.
A Grander Goal brings to bear that which is at once the simplest and most complex: love and forgiveness. It is a striking look at character illustrated by one man's unselfish desire to be a role model and provide direction for young unemployed men in Uganda. War-torn, strife- and poverty-ridden, Uganda is rife with directionless young men who haven't the means to continue their educations nor any prospects for work. Americans Michael and Laura Timmis help these young men put together a soccer practice, which, in turn, brings them Stone.
Once a star member of Uganda's professional soccer team, Stone's professional career ended abruptly after a knee injury, which was intentionally inflicted by another player. But Stone holds no bitterness. He simply tells his opponent, 'You did what you had to.' It is this selfless forgiveness that permeates all he does and sets the stage for the boys he mentors to learn important lessons about their lives and choices.
A Grander Goal is a profound look at the power of character from Dr. Stephen Covey, founder and chair of the Covey Leadership Center and author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Key Learning Points
- Identify the characteristics of transformational leaders
- Examine the power of mentorship and map it to their organization’s needs and goals
- Explore the agents of change
- Recognize the impact of individual choice when addressing difficult situations and more
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