Personal development (habits) or aspects of self-leadership
Philosophical development (mind) or paradigmatic aspects of leadership
Relational development (heart) or relational aspects of leadership
Professional development (hands) or community and organizational aspects of leadership
Incorporation of materials from the Global Leadership Institute
Orientation to the healthcare delivery model in the United States
Key public health insights from the context of seminar
Medical seminars from experts in a variety of disciplines (ex. family medicine, emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, nursing)
Through taking leadership classes I found my calling to be a public servant in Afghanistan. The staff’s example and the leadership materials led me to better understand my capacity to serve my generation. My instructors were always kind and open with their time and talents. After I graduated from college in Afghanistan, I was accepted at George Washington University. There I met my husband, and started my family; my dreams were coming true. Soon afterwards, I was elected as a Member of Parliament where I am currently serving my Afghan brothers and sisters. I look back on my life and see the role of leadership teaching as critical for my growth and development. My friends at Global Leadership Development and the Institute for Leadership Development have been and continue to be a blessing in my life. I describe my mission as not adding more followers but developing more leaders to follow good examples.
My name is Aref Dostyar and I am the Consul General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles. I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Jeff Woods for a decade now. I have learned important leadership principles from him which have guided me in the different leadership roles I have had. One of the key concepts I have learned from the programs Mr. Woods has organized is the importance of creating and nourishing a culture based on smart trust in an office or organization. I used to look for reason to trust my employees. Now, I trust people unless they give me a reason not to. This delicate difference is important because on the one hand it sets the pace and quality of the work you produce and defines the team dynamic on the other.