Linda Kushinga Sibanyoni

2019 Fellowship Alumna, Zimbabwe

Duty to Country, Graceful in Defeat

What the world witnessed was the effectiveness of strong institutions at work in guarding the integrity of the elections and defending and upholding the constitution.”

Linda Kushinga Sibanyoni, 2019 Fellowship Alumna, Zimbabwe

In this piece published on the Kansas State University’s Staley School of Leadership Studies blog, Linda K Sibanyoni, an active politician and entrepreneur from Harare, Zimbabwe, and 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumna, offers a reflection from the global field on the state of democracy in the United States. In Linda’s piece, she invites readers to consider a look from the outside in and reflect on the practices of democracy beyond the vote that challenge and sustain a nation, drawing from her experiences in Zimbabwe and the United States. What leadership is required to persist in those practices at personal, organizational, and institutional levels? What practices must we strengthen and are their practices that need to be challenged or even jettisoned in order to make progress? Read more.

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