Best Projects 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Principles Based Leadership Institute to inspire, equip, and empower leaders to lead from within.
Published on July 13, 2021 um 12:16
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Explain your project in details:
In the world today, most leaders have formal authority by reason of position, title or winning an election. Sadly, most such leaders have little or no moral authority, attitude and heart to serve. This should concern you and me because, be it in a relationship, a family, a group, an organization, a business or government institution, human relationships, processes and systems cannot function efficiently, and effectively without both formal and moral authority. In fact, moral authority is what is critical in building genuine trust, respect, influence, high morale, commitment, and personal sacrifice, thus increase productivity, and inspire hope for a better future. The Challenge faced by many leadership development programs today is the fact that true leadership is 80% moral authority, correct attitude, or heart to serve, and only 20% formal authority, techniques, or strategies. The implication is that, unless one has earned moral authority, unless one has a correct attitude or heart to serve, learning leadership techniques, or strategies matters less. That is why we founded an educational institute called PBL Institute trading as ManualProverbs with the mandate to promote Servant Leadership Development in Africa by sharing deep knowledge of correct leadership principles that inspire, equip, and empower leaders to lead from within, to be morally empowered, and to be true agents of change.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Leadership makes a difference. Obvious but not really a reality in Africa. If it was, we would not have leaders who intentionally support corruption and injustice, devalue the elevation of humanity, or have leaders who are morally naked. I grow up witnessing leaders that think they have the monopoly of being the only ones worthy to serve. Often, the privilege of serving is abused by manipulating and oppressing the very people they are called to serve. Yet in some rare cases, we have also heard and witnessed extraordinary leaders like Nelson Mandela that truly made a difference. With this contradiction, for years I did struggle to make sense of all this, simply because in my mind, I had no doubt that with good leadership in place, Africa can make full use of ideas, solutions, and resources available to address human challenges sustainably. In my search for answers, I was amazed to learn that most people believe that leadership is reserved for only an elite group of people, or that leadership is positional, or that leadership is all about power. With such preconceived ideas or misconceptions, it is not shocking that many of the people we call leaders today are not driven by purpose, instead they are self-serving, and can be said to have no integrity. It makes sense that they would rely mostly on formal authority for they have little or no moral authority. In short, who they are, how they view people they are supposed to serve, and what they do today is proof of what they know and believe. That is why, by working, supporting, and collaborating with us, together, we will inspire, empower, and equip leaders and potential leaders alike to become extraordinary, morally empowered active citizens, catalysts of change, and real problem solvers.
Sustainability and future plans
Key Resources include the soon-to-be-developed mobile and web applications; qualified content, and client experience management team; and partnership and collaboration with others players. Key activities include production of clear, engaging, and relevant content (videos, audio, articles, books); marketing, client service, and retention; and facilitate sharing, networking, and collaboration via our soon to be developed virtual environment (mobile and web applications). Revenue streams, monthly subscription; hard copy book sales; and consultancy. Business Model and pricing, freemium model, $5 (monthly subscription), all users to have lifetime access to both the mobile app and web app, additionally have 80% access to all content. However, advanced tools such as direct chat and calling, networking and collaboration tools, specialized courses, and personalized coaching will be available to paid members only. Sustainability, with estimated monthly running costs at normal capacity at $8,000, we require 1600 single-month subscriptions per year to be sustainable. That is 134 people who can pay a yearly subscription (12 months). Traction and milestones, the virtual environment is yet to be developed. In terms of other milestones. We published more than 500+ articles ready to be recorded into video and audio for easy access and consumption. We have reached 350,000+ content views on our website, Quora and Facebook. We so far have a community of 600+ on Facebook. We so far have a community of 450+ on Quora.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
PBL Institute was founded by Chris Kaumba 33 and Flora Maria Zola 26. Chris is a Bachelor of Social Work degree holder, a Computer Networking Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate holder. A selected candidate for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship, turned Educator, Human Development advocate, Self- published Author, and Entrepreneur. A communicator of ideas, and principles that inspire, empower, equip individuals, thus helping them sharpen their understanding, maximize their potential, increase their value to the marketplace, increase their chances for success, and enhance their positive impact on others and the world. While Flora is a passionate Caregiver and Social Entrepreneur. Flore is by profession a qualified Nurse, added to that, her professional qualifications include: Basic Life Support, First Aid, Basic Pharmacy, and basic Computers. She is currently a Family Therapy student. Additionally, the team includes a volunteer Graphics Editor who handles graphic work whenever the need arises.