Graduates get powerful leadership advice

Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration behind the “Hotel Rwanda” film, shared a message of leadership during the keynote address of the Multicultural Leadership Program’s Class of 2012 graduation, Saturday, March 31.

Paul Rusesabagina

He pointed out five aspects he has learned about leadership:

  1. The most powerful weapon in life is words; use them wisely to lead and influence.
  2. Your best advisor is your own conscience; follow it.
  3. People are not completely good or completely bad; find the good in all.
  4. Involve every stakeholders; none can be left out.
  5. Stay calm and focused, even in the midst of chaos.

Thank you, Paul Rusesabagina, for coming to Bloomington-Normal to share this advice and your story of courage during the Rwandan Genocide.