'Thank you for bringing Caux to us'

A Creative Leadership Story

23/07/2021
Betty Nabuto

 

Betty Nabuto

Betty Nabuto Mulyalya is a facilitator with Creators of Peace, Uganda, and a member of the national IofC body. She works as a Human Resource Manager.

My work puts me in a leadership position and so I was inquisitive about how the Creative Leadership conference would help me to become a better leader.

The conference more than met my expectations. I attended all the webinars and other sessions. I was greatly inspired by Maria’s example of initiating a library in a remote community. This kept me thinking about what role I can play to help eradicate illiteracy which is high in my community.  

I was also touched by Tony’s webinar on ‘Why networking is important’. He highlighted the fact that we cannot do everything on our own. His tips on how to open up when networking were very helpful, bringing out the soft qualities of a leader. I learnt that to be an effective leader, I must re-examine myself and ensure that I am an ‘energy charger and not a drainer’ for the teams I lead.

I found that we had similar aspirations and longings for patience, humility, good listening skills, forgiveness and empathy as virtues for effective leadership.

I also loved the family I found in the Chestnut breakout room. Rachel, Andrea, Daniel and Lorena made me feel at home. Their honest sharing on where we are coming from, where we are now and where we are going was so remarkable and humbling. I found that we had similar aspirations and longings for patience, humility, good listening skills, forgiveness and empathy as virtues for effective leadership. I realized that I am not always a good listener and can be a bit impatient.

 

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Webinar at Creative Leadership 2020

 

Towards the end of the conference, one of the organizers, Daniel Clements, apologized for not being able to take us to Caux but hoped that the conference had brought Caux to us. Indeed, that is how I felt throughout. The picture of Caux, which was the leaders’ backdrop during the sessions, made me feel as if I was at Caux. I have never been to Caux, because of visa issues. So when I received an email asking about the impact of the conference, I wrote as part of my reply, ‘Thank you for bringing Caux to us’.

I meant every bit of it.

The picture of Caux, which was the leaders’ backdrop during the sessions, made me feel as if I was at Caux.

 

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