On February 6, 2018, Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa gave a presentation to the 2018 Cohort of Excellence in Government Fellows (EIG) about effective management skills and leadership. Participants in the EIG program—which promotes leadership and ingenuity in solving complex 21st century challenges—engaged with Dr. Muyangwa on lessons learned from her leadership and management experiences alongside her colleagues Mr. Michael Forster, Chief Operating Officer of the Wilson Center, and Dr. Michael Sfraga, the Director of the Polar Initiative. Dr. Muyangwa offered her perspective on the values that drive visionary leaders, gave an overview of the resources that she has drawn from in her own leadership development, and identified key leadership challenges and ways to overcome said challenges.