035: RJ Khalaf, conversation 1: Leading in the West Bank with the Dalai Lama

March 17, 2018 by Joshua
in Podcast

I encourage you to review RJ’s leadership program in Palestine for yourself. Check out www.leadpalestine.com.

RJ Khalaf is my youngest guest so far, still an undergrad at NYU, but achieving beyond student status. He took my social entrepreneurship classes.

In this episode, you’ll hear RJ on his passion and success: a leadership program that teaches leadership skills to Palestinian kids who would otherwise throw stones or worse, as you’ll hear. He makes it happen at the New Askar refugee camp, which has been around for more than 50 years.

RJ says he feels in over his head, but he’s acting on his values. He teaches leadership to come from kindness and care. He acts with integrity, discipline, compassion, vision, and things leaders twice his age often lack.

The camp students and mentors love the message.

You’ll also hear about his environment challenge—one many listeners can probably relate to, but few have acted on.

Read the transcript.

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