Africa is the world’s most blessed continent with numerous natural resources and great human potentials. This makes us wonder why such a continent with innumerable wealth is the capital of the world’s poverty. The answer is simple, since independence of most African states, Africa has had bad and greedy leaders who loot the country’s wealth and deposit them in foreign countries – making those countries wealthier with access to free funds to innovate and develop. Leaving Africa with less and more successful countries with ‘more’. Hence, the need to place an emphasis on developing leadership skills of younger generations of Africans. Africa must have the best of leaders moving forward. Olatorera Consultancy brings to you the top four skills every future African president must have.
All leaders must be accountable. This is one of the greatest problems of the continent. Leaders are not held accountable for their actions. As a leader, make sure that every one of your subordinates is accountable for what they are doing. Holding them accountable for their actions will create a sense of responsibility among your subordinates and they will go about the business more seriously.
Africa is a continent of diversified cultures and tribes. This means that people tend to be loyal to their tribe. An effective head of the government promotes unity among his people rather than causing them to divide and have meaningless fights. This is what Africa truly needs.
A leader as to be determined to realize his great visions and dreams for the nation. Patience and persistence manifest in him. He has to be committed to a cause. The continent needs a drastic change, the leader has to be committed to seeing this change materialized.
What separates a leader from a follower? Steve Jobs the greatest visionary of our time answers this question this way, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” In order to get ahead in today’s fast-paced world, a leader must be creative and innovative at the same time. Creative thinking and constant innovation are what makes a nation stand out from others. A leader has to think out of the box to come up with unique ideas and turn those ideas and goals into reality.
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