It has been a great privilege for me over the past few years, to mix and mingle with many men and women in numerous areas of society who are leaders. It has always been a fascination, as I observe their lives to see just why people would want to follow their leadership.
If ever there was a time in history, when we should be studying the principles of leadership, it is now. Worldwide we are facing a leadership crisis.
Government, Business, Industry, Labour, Education, and even the Church are all famishing effective leadership. We may have many people filling administrative positions, but the need is for true leaders, who are able to do the job more effectively.
Every kingdom, nation, and society needs to continuously develop leadership skills, in order to accomplish success. The world is divided into leaders and followers. Bill the Ajabowei, from Wonimigha-ama, said, ” Civilization must experience progress, and progress depends upon leadership.
Who is a Leader: What is Leadership?
Ted, also called the Engstrom, from Zini-ibe, said, ” A leader is one who guides and develops the activities of others, and seeks to provide continual training and direction. “
I am a leader: so, what is my responsibility? Is to guides and develops the works of others. Not to protect my job, but rather, to secure the lives and properties of my followers. Why? Because, they’re under my protection.
Now, let’s see the definition of leadership. To Haggai ( called the John), ” Leadership is the discipline of deliberately exerting special influence within a group, to move it toward goals of beneficial performance that fulfill the group real needs.”
You’re a leader in an organization, or a community, or a nation; so, what will you do? You intentionally put your special influence within the organization, or the kingdom, or the nation that you’re leading. That’s means, you knowingly exert your personal influence within the society.
E-kimibradigha good deeds.
When prophet E-kimibradigha became a friend to Amnesty, also called Egbesu Blessing: He went to Otimibranimi, and remembered his past; then, he began to do good, like Ebiyai-miyen . He also advised his friend called Egbesu Blessing, to took many of the Izonites to various researching centers, both Warimoh Abademoh.
E-kimibradigha also brought Gagha, also called Light into the land, but some members of the family of Thieves, from the capital city of Criminals, came and stole the Solars that Gagha brought. But Ini-furumawei Furuma-arau to Mu-biroko Furu-ini-ibeboh! Go and brought good things into the land: stop destroying the good ones in the kingdom.
But when prophet E-oyerighawei Omiyen-mini-aseigha-yema was alive, he said, ” We should eat and drink together as brothers and sisters. ” But after he died, one boy called Desi-laghatimi Desi-miniwei, also called Bouncing the Baby Boy, came and said, ‘ Prophet Echo has gone, and is now my turn to die; and he died.’ For this, the scripture was fulfilled.
So Obibi-difiye! Be careful with your mouth: because, prophet E-kimibradigha, also called Ala-owei was a good leader. But high Priest Tompolo is the biblical High Priest Simon of our time.
Only Torumoh-kurumoh-kurumoh saw the difference, when Owouma-okake-katimi-abu brought Brafawei; who claimed to be Amnesty, also called Egbesu Blessing, and took our guns, and left us without payment. May Egbesu judge treacherous leaders in the cities of the Izonites! So you say! Igbabrapagha!
But this people look, but don’t see; they listen, but don’t hear, nor understand. So the prophecy of Echo applies to them: ” This people will look and look, but not see: they will listen and listen, but not hear, nor understand.
Because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears: and have closed their eyes. Otherwise, their eyes would see; their ears would hear; their minds would understand, and they will turn to me, says Egbesu (God of Izon), and would heal them.”
May the Mighty God Egbesu gives long life, peace, and prosperity for Aye-ebidou-abu and Bibi-tibi Miyen-mini-abu! So you say! Igbabrapagha!
Characteristics of an Effective Leader.
Now let’s see some of the peculiarities, or singularities, or personalities that distinguish, or particularize, or individualize a leader as an effective leader.
1. He must has vision. British prime minister, Winston Churchill once said, ” The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Vision is the key to understand leadership. Without vision you’re just playing games with your life. As the scripture said, “Where there is no vision; the people are perish!” Leaders have empires in their brains.
2 He must has wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge and experience to any given situation. It is something that strengthen us to use knowledge rightly. Wisdom resists group pressures: thinks for itself; and it restored to the use of its own judgment. It doesn’t matter how much money you have.
3 He must has courage. To Bill Newman “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the mastery of it.” “Whatever course you decide, there is always someone to tell you that you’re wrong. There are always difficulties that arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action requires courage. ( Raph Waldo Emerson)” But the scripture says, that spirit of boldness, and confidence as already given to us.
4 He must be a risk taker. That blind, dumb, and deaf beautiful girl, Helen Keller said, ” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” You either take the risk or you will be left behind.
5 The leader is a decision maker. A good leader knows that there are certain rules to follow to make the right decisions.
6 He must give out, or exudes inspirational power. Leaders have a sense of purpose, and destiny. Leaders inspire, create commitment, act as exemplars and evoke the highest level of commitment and competence from their team.
7 He must practices tact and diplomacy. A distinguished Australian speaker, Bill Newman advised, “Don’t lead your team with a whip, give them a dream and help them reach it.”
8 An effective leader must has humility. Real leaders see themselves as a team. Their fragile ego does not have to be propped up by rewards. Nevertheless, as the rewards come they want to share the limelight with others.