How 7 Modern Leaders Operationalized The Value of Empathy

Illustrations by Samtrez Crawley // Additional Research & Writing by Jasmine Williams


How 7 Modern Leaders Operationalized The Value of Diversity

Illustrations by Samtrez Crawley // Additional Research & Writing by Jasmine Williams


How 7 Modern Leaders Operationalized The Value of Innovation

Illustrations by Samtrez Crawley // Additional Research & Writing by Jasmine Williams


How 7 Modern Leaders Operationalized The Value of Servitude

Illustrations by Samtrez Crawley // Additional Research & Writing by Jasmine Williams

Lessons from a Year of Maximizing

1. The most infectious thing about COVID-19 is the truth.

At some level, every person on the planet is striving to transcend three primary conditions: 1) Poverty, 2) Ignorance, and 3) Vulnerability. In the B.C. (Before Coronavirus) period, you could easily choose to ignore your lack of progress in these areas. You could lie to others, and worse, you could lie to yourself. But the circumstances produced by the pandemic have compelled you…


Lessons From a Year of Abundance

1. Operate from a place of excess.

Pass the plug. Generosity is a paradox: the more you give, the more you receive. Give from your heart without any expectation of return, no matter how little you have (for now).

2. Talk yourself into it.

Thoughts become things. You generate the results in life that you think you deserve. Unfalteringly believe that you deserve all of the good things coming your way. Invite them in.

3. Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.

Don’t just…


Hamza Khan’s 2019 UTSC Convocation Address


Friendly advice for my cousin and other first-year students.


Lessons From a Year of Foundations

1. You won’t master what you don’t enjoy.

If it’s not fun, you’re not going to do a lot of it. And if you don’t do a lot of it, you’ll never master it. Do what you love, and love what you do.

2. Value consistency over intensity.

If you want lasting results, do small and imperative things regularly. Consistency over time equals results. Castles are built one brick at a time.

3. Have one foot in mastery and another in exploration.

Remain open to adventure. But before…


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Hamza Khan

Managing Director @StudentLifeNet. Author of #TheBurnoutGamble. TED & Keynote Speaker. Multi-Award Winning Marketer & Entrepreneur. hamzakhan.ca

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