Ashesi Inspiration From Ghana
I had one big hero during my higher education – Peter Drucker – the management guru of all times.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Wherever I could I’d add his insights, in my exams, essays or reports. He inspired me to be a better leader and to share that knowledge with people crossing my path.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Until today, I’ve held him in highest regard and will continue to do so.
On the horizon, a new hero rises before me. A hero known to me via TED Talks with his talk “How to educate leaders? Liberal Arts”. Patrick Awuah – once one of many speakers I’ve watched and admired – now he’s just a few kilometers away here in Accra, Ghana.
Patrick embodies the very expression of #AfricaRising. His courageous decision to establish the Ashesi University in Ghana, is a practical example on how Africa is leading the way in the fields of education, sustainable economic development and empowering youth.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Great Leaders Shape The World
The Ashesi Liberal Arts Education aim to develop great leaders who want to and will build the future of Ghana. The education is based on critical thinking, ethics and entrepreneurship. The teachers at Ashesi know the weight of their words in their teachings. They recognize that the mind needs problem solving to grow, not repetition. They are infallibly aware that great leaders need the right kind of fuel to go far and fast, not boundaries.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
The students of Ashesi will be accelerators to the prosperous future of Ghana and inspire the world. I’m privileged to be here to take part of the future. And I’m proud to be collaborating with the team of Room 16 Studios, students of Ashesi.
/Mina The Legend
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