Over the course of several months, refugee, immigrant, and citizen student participants from Algeria, England, and the United States had the opportunity to take part in a dialogue concerning leadership. Their dialogue took the form of writing, drawing, and video. Some of their work is featured below. To read an edited transcript of their conversation, click here.

November 30, 2017

Leadership, a word that's frequently mentioned in local and national workshops here in Algeria. Attending a lot of these events made me wonder about the true meaning of this word. I've noticed that a lot of English speakers in Algeria take themselves as leaders who see...

November 30, 2017

I think Leadership is something that is fostered within a person. It was very important to my parents to teach me self worth, and to teach me that everything I do is impactful. This impacts my leadership because it makes me more aware of the things I do, say, and think...

November 30, 2017

Leadership for me has always come natural. However, the hardest experience of my life that helped build leadership was being a captain on my high school basketball team. After being a part of a team that won 5 games the year before, we needed discipline and needed a sp...

November 30, 2017

As a college student, I have been an editor of multiple publications on campus. This has built my character by giving me responsibilities I need to fulfill weekly. My duties include assigning articles to writers and keeping them on deadline to make sure the magazine ca...

November 30, 2017

Many are the people who think that leadership is the process of leading a group of people, organization, they even relate it with a title or a position one takes in a event or else where__well, that maybe true to some extent, so the way I see it that true leadership go...

November 30, 2017

You all talked about the time you decided to become leaders in your lives due to events or people whom trigged your leading instinct. In other words, you are all leaders in others own way but, most of you needed a push to unleash this capacity or quality within him. So...

November 30, 2017

Leadership can take numerous forms, it’s not necessarily restricted to being a president, a principal, a headmaster or a boss; a leader can take the form of a parent, a teacher, or that of a role that’s as small as being the oldest kid in the family. Being the older si...

November 30, 2017

To be a leader is to be the "right person in the right place" not only in a high position or anything else. You may be a leader and you do not know. Everyone is a leader in daily life in decisions , opinions, and also in the way of living that everyone wants . So we ar...

November 30, 2017

Two weeks ago,I had my very first teaching experience.Before I walked in my class,in a secondary school,I was both nervous and excited.i'am usually not that good at connecting with people on a social level,but interacting with my students felt different.it did not feel...

November 30, 2017

I believe leadership to be an ongoing and dynamic development. Leadership is developed through an array of trials and issues that we as individuals will have to decide how to navigate through. But at the bare bones of it, leadership is sacrifice, empathy, and strength....

November 30, 2017

The word "leadership" always makes me cringe a little bit. I always associate it with job interviews because there is at least one question about a time you have been a leader. In these situations, I usually refer to my experiences as a camp counselor or being a projec...

November 30, 2017

Within my community it is hard to think of a time where I would consider myself a "leader". The best example of me showing leadership would be in my place of work. At home I work as a waitress at a restaurant. I have worked at this restaurant for almost five years so b...

November 30, 2017

As a part of my society i have played some small leadership roles .One of these roles is when my aunt got married .Needless to say that the Algerian weddings are really tiring when talking about preparing food and serving relatives and the most important thing is that...

November 30, 2017

Skiing has always been a strong passion of mine. When I'm on the mountain my confidence peaks and I fear nothing. As a ski instructor it is important for me to portray that confidence to those I'm guiding down the mountain. I believe regardless of the type of leader th...

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