“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.” Kofi Annan
Build Your Networks
Networking is building relationships on the basis of trust that involves a give and take. Lynne Waymon, co-author of the book “Make Your Contacts Count” says, “It’s about teaching and giving. Teaching people who you are… and what kind of opportunities to send your way. And it is about giving — listening so generously that you can also help people accomplish their goals.” Networking is not optional anymore; it is a crucial skill to master.
Diversity and Inclusion
Consider a jar of green jelly beans and assume that you add some red and yellow jelly beans. Many would assume that the yellow and red beans represent diversity. However, diversity is actually represented by the mixture of green, red, and yellow beans. Diversity is not managed well by addressing how to handle the last jelly beans added to the jar. Instead, diversity is more effectively managed by considering how to create an inclusive environment for all the jelly beans mixed together in the jar.