Naw Paw Gaw: Leading from the heart; serving with humility

We had the great opportunity to talk with DeBoer Lifelong Fellow, Naw Paw Gaw ’14 about the work she does and the values which guide her efforts. Read our interview with her below.

DeBoer Fellowship (DF) staff: “Why are you in this field of work?”
Naw Paw Gaw: “I believe I was chosen by God to work for women’s empowerment. I have focused all my concern, my choices and my life for this work. I’m interested in responding to the challenges faced by marginalized women in grassroots level and women leaders in the rural areas.

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Together We Respond: DeBoer Lifelong Fellows Joined Hands to Make a Difference on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Rakhine State

Life, for Dr. Nay Lin Tun, is not a straight path. He does what needs to be done at the time and he is very decisive. After graduating from the DeBoer Fellowship in 2016, he got the opportunity to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. While in the Master’s program, Dr. Nay Lin Tun co-founded the Center for Social Integrity together with a few other friends and returned to work in Myanmar.

The Center for Social Integrity started operating a mobile clinic project in Rakhine State in late 2017.

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Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits, Navi Radjou [TED]

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Sharing from his experiences of growing up in India, Navi Radjou explains that he instinctively learned “how to get more value from limited resources.”

Radjou is a Fellow at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation. Additionally, Radjou is a columnist for Harvard Business Review and wrote a best-selling book, Jugaad Innovation, advocating “the ability to create something of economically higher value from fewer resources.”

In this TED Talk,

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Podcast Ep. 3 – Self-Care and Resilience မိမိကိုယ်ကိုဂရုစိုက်ခြင်းဖြင့် ခံနိုင်ရည်စွမ်းအားကိုမြှင့်တင်ခြင်း (ft. S’ Lont Mun)

In this Myanmar language episode, Kyaw Wai Yar Soe, Associate Director of DeBoer Fellowship and podcast host, interviews Mr. S’ Lont Mun, Country Director of Tear Fund Myanmar, about the importance for leaders to have self-awareness, self-care, and resilience in the time of crisis. In his calm and reflective manner, Mr. S’ Lont Mun shares with our Myanmar leaders and listeners how self-care is indispensable for resilience in a time of crisis and how to develop self-resiliency. 

Throughout this podcast, we bring a collection of experts who share best practices and practical tools to help you become a more effective leader.

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7 Brutal Truths About Leadership Not Too Many People Want To Hear: What defines true leadership success

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“True leadership, at its core, is a matter of the heart,” writes Marcel Schwantes, author of Inc.’s article on true leadership success.

Schwantes quotes poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, when referring to great leadership: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’” Great leaders must face seven difficult truths “about what truly defines leadership success”:

  1. Leaders must face conflict to solve problems. All people experience conflict;

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