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Ahadu Gebreamlak
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Ahadu Gebreamlak

About the Author

Mr. Gebreamlak joined the Cherokee Gives Back team in June 2011, with eleven years of legal and nonprofit consulting experience. In addition to his current position as Ethiopia Director, he works as a leadership development consultant and governance team member for the Center for African Leadership Development PLC. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Youth Impact Development Association, an organization focused on mentoring and youth leadership development and orphan and street children rehabilitation; and for Redeem the Generation which addresses HIV/AIDS prevention and youth reproductive health programs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Gebreamlak graduated from Addis Ababa University in Law in 2000. He lives in Addis with his wife and two children.

Torn in Two by Leaving

When close friends and colleagues approach us with problems, it may be difficult not to offer solutions immediately. In a position of leadership, we often believe that is the best way we can help. Ahadu shares an experience where a counterintuitive strategy of prayerful counseling produced fruitful results.

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The Prison of Familiarity

When was the last time you changed your opinion positively about a fellow-worker in your ministry team? I wonder if I miss important insights and challenges because I have stopped listening to certain colleagues. I may be stuck with outdated opinions of people. I’m imprisoned by my familiarity.

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