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“Leadership Starts in You”


When was the last time you found someone you could think of as a leader? Some of you may say that you live with leaders and some of you can say that you only find a leader once in a while.


I consider that today we live in world where we are in a leadership crisis and we must promote the actions and values necessary to achieve that. In AIESEC, the world’s largest non-profit youth-run organization, we believe that leadership should be developed through practical experiences in challenging environments and cross-cultural exchanges. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development.


The only way to ensure our future is to raise leaders that will make the world a place in which and can fulfil our potential. That’s why in AIESEC we place our confidence in youth as the key to unlock a better future, and by engaging every young person we’ll prevent future conflicts, crisis and start solving world issues by taking action that last.


Also, if we want to change the world we need to start changing ourselves first, our behaviors, our actions and our concerns. Self-awareness is a must for anyone who thrives to understand it’s role in changing the world, but that’s the path we all should enroll in order to empower ourselves and others to believe in their ability to make a difference and enjoy taking responsibilities to do what’s right. Nevertheless, in the end of the day, leadership is the fundamental solution and it can be developed in anyone.

 André Gonçalves

AIESEC in Nova President

Last modified: 08/03/2018