Welcome to our next installment of Project Inspiration. To those of you who are new to our newsletter, I have asked members of our faculty, and invited guest authors, to write about a book, a story, a person, a movie, a poem—anything—that they have experienced that caused them to act in a way that made them a better version of themselves and brought them closer to the “them” they want to be. We have had some wonderful contributions so far, and this month is certainly no exception.
First, a distinguished faculty member, Martin Burda
, brings us into his life with a trademark mix of humor and insight in his piece, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Running”, a wonderful take off of Haruki Murakami’s bestseller. Martin is known for his incisive common sense—a trait he demonstrates so well here.
Next up is an impressive and talented young man who I met last year at our Aspen Institute Young Leaders Program retreat in Talle, Slovakia. His name is Yemi A.D.
and he has achieved phenomenal success as a creative artist, choreographer, director, and social activist. Yemi is now living in Los Angeles where he is the choreographer for the mega-star Kanye West—his videos and global tour—as well as breaking into the world of film directing. In a thought-provoking piece titled, SELF, Yemi shares some deep insights learned along the way and closes with a poem.
Thank you Martin and Yemi for these wonderful contributions to Project Inspiration.
Each month a member of The Prague Leadership Institute’s faculty, and/or an invited guest author, share their thoughts on a wide variety of leadership-related topics. To all of them go our sincere thanks for taking the time, and having the generosity of spirit, to share their wealth of experience.
Thank you, too, for taking the time to read our newsletter and for your support.
p.s. One of our distinguished faculty members, Jim Cusumano, is hosting The Leaders’ Workshop, June 4-5 at his renowned chateau, Chateau Mcely. Jim is passionate about life, balance, and leadership and his life-journey is testimony to it. Check out the website for the event at http://www.leadershipforlife.cz/en/workshop