JB addresses varsity students in California, advances ‘servant leadership’ principles

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Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) and Malawi’s former President  Joyce Banda on Saturday, delivered a lecture at the University of Redlands’ Homecoming and Parents Weekend Celebration in the United States of America.

The Lecture, whose title was “Redefining Leadership to Advance Social Justice Through Individual Action,” was part of University of Redlands’ Convocation and Lecture Series.

 Banda said she was honored to deliver the lecture, which she said was an opportunity to share ideas

Joyce Banda

Banda: Delivered the lecture.

“As we engage to add new insights to the concept of ‘redefined leadership’, as an emerging leadership perspective”.

Banda explained that ‘redefined leadership’ is a new leadership approach that is people-centered and not leader-centered.

Said  Banda: “It is about a leader who realizes the fact that power is with the people and that as a leader, it is incumbent upon you to put in place systems and structures that will ensure promotion and protection of citizens’ rights and interests. It is about a leader who fully appreciates the potential and capabilities of all and therefore creates a conducive environment for all to participate in all spheres of social, economic and political life regardless of race, tribe, region, religion and many more other grounds.

“As I have said many times before, leadership is a love affair. As a leader, you fall in love with the people; and the people fall in love with you. It is an emotional phenomenon founded and built on mutuality, common good and shared vision between the leader and the people,” she explained.

Banda, who is also founder and leader of the People’s Party (PP) further said that the philosophy of servant leadership entails having a conviction and, above all, accepting the fact that what is in the best interest of all prevails over what is in the interest of you, as a leader.

She further explained that servant leadership is also about making and shaping systems that put the rights and welfare of the citizenry at the center from the margins and give the citizenry the right tools to lift themselves out of poverty and national wealth benefitting the masses and not only those in positions of power or the selected few.

Banda is currently a distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. United States of America

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  1. Amalawi kumvetsa chisoni,its only God who can bring peace n joy not any president.draught,floods earthquake n war ziri mmalemba,vuto losapita ku church.

  2. Malawian we never regret, I don’t know how God created us, maybe a bunch of people who doesn’t know who they are, and he put them together and call them Malawian, people living on fire, azungu agokudodani inu Mwati yea, what a tragedy to be

  3. I would appreciate kupanga zimenezi kuno kwanthu! The leaders are rich but shame is the poorest country in world! These are just parasites sucking our blood !!!!!

  4. Kaya zanu kadziko kang’onong’ono kupusa mpakaka kudzadza matumba . kupanga ngwilizano ndi joyci banda ndinu kale mbava za kash get ma membala abuchiri asataniki .

    • gres anafa chifukwa chomnamiza kuti aleke ma arv,ndi akafucheche okhulupilila mapemphero inu. wafa nde muziti satanc pamene satanc genuwin ndi inuyo afiti. munthu mukumnamiza zowona mapemphero angalowe mmalomwa mwa ma ARV? Mukupha anthu ndi mabodza anu agaluinu iya

    • Bon Topola ndiwe mwana tangokhala chete ngat sudziwa kenakalikonse nd chichewa chako chothyokacho.Kaya udaphunzira sukulu ya 12pm.Grace anadwala ?sunamve mmene analengezera zauthenga omwe analemba alimoyo pazomwe amakumana nazo?Iwe Joyce Banda mwina ukutamba nayo chifukwa u Back-up.

    • Kkkkkkkkkkk sali yekha Bro ndika crew….KUPHERA NJIRU azakayankha kwamulungu yense akukhuzidwa ndiimfa ya grace azafa ngati galu olo nkhuku yachitopa…ndimanva kuwawatu

  5. Haa inu anthu amene mukufuna joycy banda sindikukumvesani mukufuna akabwela azatani do u think angazatolenso upresident

  6. Munthu wamayi angokhalila kuzungulila mayiko awanthu kusowa ntendele munthu wamoyo kumakanyadila infa kuti yamupasa mpando kkkkkkkkk kuziveka minyama naaine Mayi ameneyu sindi mamu nunkhila olo pang’ono Peter basi watenga ufumu wa Solomo

  7. Whether u like it or not ,Jb is the former President of this country,bola zimai uja,nanga lero chimanga mpaka K12,500?mmmmm i cry for my beloved Malawi,abambo alephera kusamala ana awo,matenda akula basi kuMalawi!!

  8. What type of leadership when given a chance you put thieves in strategic positions and worse still defending them when they are victimising the very communities you claim are your bosses quite utopic.

  9. tikuka pitirira kuvutika poti pakati pali buu loti sitingabwere komwe muli amayi zili ngat Lazaro ndi wolemera uja.nde chonde komwe muliko tipemphereniko chithandizo tikuvutika ife ama Malawi tithandize a JB.

  10. Amayi woyeee. We love you Amai. Asiyeni onenawo anene zawo zaumphawiso inu pangani zanu. Tikukufunilani zabwino zonse basi

  11. Amayi we love u while out there u helped pple who ws affected wth floods ,u help orphans,u represents malw at large . Si bwampini .koma nyamakazi.koma nkono wamanja.koma zbs koma chakwera .magesi kome maboma apitawa kkkkk bwampini

  12. Chonde! Tazitilembelani nkhani zoti zitithandize. Joyce Banda ndiye ndani ? Amakhala kuti? Tilembeleni nkhani za anthu omwe akugula katundu m,Malawi muno kapena kuti akudula msonkho kuno kumalawi. Akhala kunja satukula ziko lino ameneyo

    • Ena awa muli nawo mukhonde ali phe. Kulimbana ndianthu amene sakulimbana nanu? Until when Malawi wil notice democracy and multparties. Kukhala opposition siudani.

    • Ok democrasy imavomereza kubera osauka ngati zili zovomerezeka bwanji mukufunsafunsa za 500billion kuboma la dpp ndiye kuti ngati pali minister amene anaba nawo. Asafunsidwenso.

    • All the charges are political revenge, motive and ocherstrated. Do u have evidence? Why not involve interpol? They know that they dont have solid evidence.Everyone is innocent until proven guilty by the court. But the problem of Malawi courts rules to please and impress certain pple. They arrest a politican and after few years drop charges due to lack of evidence. But why did u arrest the person if u didn’t have enough evidence. An one who is charged by the goverment especially politician wil never get fair trail. Its about profile damage and revenge to gain votes. Its just biased justice system. They know where she stay.

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