Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo purportedly signed and sent a letter to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi after the latter was ousted in March 2020 from his position as Emir of Kano State. The News Team at Olatorera Consultancy received a copy of the letter below. There are lessons to be learnt from this seemingly normal gesture from one leader to another.
Many of the greatest winners in life learnt from others. They have mentors or wined with leaders or read books and textbooks written by successful experts. To grow is to learn and yield results from your learning points. Let’s review the top learning points from Obasanjo’s letter below.
Top 4 Extracted Learning Points From Obasanjo’s Letter To Lamido Sanusi:
- Staying relevant requires excellence in strategic communication. Obasanjo remains the most relevant ex president of Nigeria many years post-tenure.
- Be genuinely there for people. Not only to celebrate their good times but to also supportively hold their hands through their not so good times.
- Wake up daily and stay wholesomely awake by exercising, finding ways to learn something new and by motivating your team and others around you. Even in his 80s, Obasanjo is staying strong and teaching millions of people through his actions.
- Despite Obasanjo being nearly 4 decades older than Sanusi and of a different tribe and religion, he referred to Sanusi as his brother. This depicts sincere respect regardless of age, religion and other segregative demographics.
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