Overlooked Leadership Characteristic of the Prophet (saw)

Originally posted by Dr. Hesham Alawadi The Meaning of Great Leadership Doesn’t it strike you that Muhammad (PBUH) never wrote and narrated an autobiography, yet the one with great number of biographies? When you look at the sayings of Muhammad (PBUH) you hardly notice that he spoke much about himself, rather as a messenger he spoke more about the message … Read More

Omar UsmanOverlooked Leadership Characteristic of the Prophet (saw)

Five Dysfunctions of an Islamic Organization

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Originally posted at MuslimMatters.org This information should benefit anyone involved in Islamic organizations, but it really needs extra attention from those in leadership positions in their communities to start to effect the type of change needed to prevent dysfunction. The Five Dysfunctions Are Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance of Accountability Inattention to Results These are … Read More

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Bill Clinton: Put the Integrity in Your Effort

Bill Clinton: Put the Integrity in Your Effort

In 1993, Michigan played UNC for the NCAA basketball championship. The famous Fab Five of Michigan was led by Chris Webber, who went on to become the #1 overall pick in the NBA draft. Michigan lost the championship game due, in part, to Chris Webber calling a time-out in the final seconds when his team did not have one, resulting … Read More

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Fundraising: Product Pitch or Vested Interest?

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There’s two primary types of fundraising in the Muslim community (generally speaking). The first is the fundraising that occurs for a community whether it be their building, operations, school, events, or something else of that nature. It’s already assumed that every single musalla in existence has a framed picture of a blueprint that they’re constantly fundraising for. The second is the hit … Read More

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Quickreads: Guy Ferguson’s Definition of Leadership

John Maxwell quotes Guy Ferguson in Developing the Leader Within You, To know how to do a job is the accomplishment of labor; To be available to tell others is the accomplishment of the teacher; To inspire others to do better work is the accomplishment of management; To be able to do all three is the accomplishment of true leaders.

Omar UsmanQuickreads: Guy Ferguson’s Definition of Leadership

Leadership Lessons from Surah Al-Ḥujurāt

Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda shares a couple of essential leadership characteristics for all Muslims in this short 6 minute clip. Video and some essential lessons follow. Leaders are at the service of their people, not the other way around. True leadership does not come from giving orders out to others, but it comes from serving them. A leader has an open-door … Read More

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