Saturday, August 04, 2012

Leapfrogging to development: Roadmap to 2020

Leadership is about taking responsibility. Function well in your field and you won’t need to struggle.

Leadership is no thinking about yourself alone. Build your skills, build others by giving them responsibilities.

A good leader has an idea of where he is going- leaders are visionary.

“Some Nigerian leaders are not in touch with their grassroots because they believe the people did not vote them in”

Values We need a paradigm shift on how we see people, process and policy. Recognise the importance of everyone and value him or her.

A leader who is always solving problem is not a leader. Build a team spirit. (Empower others to solve problems).

Your values must be incorruptible.

Character = Integrity
The 3 Cs of values- Conscience, Courage, Commitment.

Materialism- judging people by the size of their wallet. The end does not always justify the means.

Never underestimate the power of self-denial, self-actualisation and self-determination.

Our lifestyle should go beyond materialism. Learn to create relationship that impact good values.

Freedom gives you the ability to live.

Values become your guiding principles. This makes it possible to add value to other people's lives.

Success leaves track. Success breeds success!

Symptoms of change:
1. Move from comfort zone

2. Moment of trauma

3. On your way to change

How to recognise talent:
- burning with passion

- hungry for change

Don’t look for a finished product.

Train yourself. Don’t wait for your teachers to add value to your life. Explore the Internet, explore the library! Equip yourself with the right tools to move you forward to the next level.

Everything about you should project excellence and display an aura of worth.

Develop a humble lifestyle and have good role models or mentors who are reachable.

(Notes from 2008 lecture)

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