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AFRICA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2015

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AFRICA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2015

  1. 1. LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2015 Emmanuel Excel OGBEIDE LEADERSHIP: THE BIGGEST VACUUM IN THE AFRICA CONTINENT
  2. 2. OBJECTIVE • To develop, inspire and influence the next generation of leaders.
  3. 3. • It is a process of influencing people for achievement of certain goals in given situation. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? • It is directing people to achieve certain task. “Courage - not complacency is our need today. Leadership not salesmanship” •John F. Kennedy
  4. 4. WHAT IS YOUR OWN PERSPECTIVE OF LEADERSHIP?
  5. 5. BASIC FUNCTIONS OF A LEADER • Building and maintaining team • Developing the individual • Briefing • Controlling • Evaluating • Motivating • Organizing • Providing an example
  6. 6. Five abilities that are crucial to successful Leadership • Model the way • Inspire a shared vision • Challenge the process • Enable others to act • Encourage the heart ( A positive attitude is infectious)
  7. 7. Personal Inventory of a Good Leader • Honest • Forward-looking • Competent • Inspiring • Intelligent • Fair-minded • Broad-minded • Supportive •Self-controlled • Independent • Straightforward • Dependable • Cooperative • Determined • Imaginative • Ambitious • Courageous • Caring • Mature • Loyal
  8. 8. United States Army 11 Leadership Principles 1. Be tactically and technically proficient 2. Know yourself and seek self-improvement 3. Know your soldiers and look out for their welfare 4. Keep your soldiers informed 5. Set the example 6. Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities 7. Ensure the task is understood, supervised and accomplished 8. Train your soldiers as a team 9. Make sound and timely decisions 10. Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates 11. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
  9. 9. WITHOUT LEADERSHIP There would be: • Friction • Confusion • Underperformance (a true description of the situation in Africa and other parts of the world).
  10. 10. FIVE(5) CORE DIMENSIONS OF LEADERSHIP • Influence • Change • Service • Character • Development
  11. 11. The ability of the leader to build relationships and influence people’s behaviour as required to execute the vision. • “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” – John Maxwell • “Influencing people – by providing purpose, direction, and motivation – while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.” – US Army Manual • “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.” – Dr. Myles Munroe. A leader influences his followers willingly not by force. LEADERSHIPAS INFLUENCE
  12. 12. Leadership is a process of change supported by social influence and persuasion. • “Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles.” – John Kotter. • Change is central to effective leadership. • “Leadership is when an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” – Northouse, P. G. LEADERSHIPAS CHANGE
  13. 13. • “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis • “Leadership is the capacity of individuals to spark the capacity of a human community – people living and working together – to bring forth new realities.” – Peter Senge LEADERSHIPAS CHANGE (continuation)
  14. 14. Leadership as service is called “Servant Leadership”. The motive and intention of the leader is to render service to others. “Leadership is about service to others and a commitment to developing more servants as leaders”. Men are governed only by serving them; the rule is without exception. (V. Cousin) LEADERSHIPAS SERVICE
  15. 15.  Character competency Among all competencies, CHARACTER is the most important in leadership  Have integrity and keep to your words The importance of integrity, trust and the character of the leader. Without character and integrity, people will not trust the leader and without trust leaders cannot influence others to follow them on a journey of change. LEADERSHIPAS CHARACTER
  16. 16. A leader should grow, develop and produce other leaders. • Engage in continuous self development and capacity building . • “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nadar • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, American 6th US President (1825-29) • Bill Gates: “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” LEADERSHIPAS DEVELOPMENT
  17. 17. LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA AFRICA HAS EVERYTHING …except good LEADERSHIP
  18. 18. LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA • Leadership is the biggest vacuum in Africa. • Leadership is not about title, name, fame or acquisition of material gains. • Leadership is not a position • LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE
  19. 19. PERFORMANCE GUIDANCE FOR LEADERS:  Know your PEOPLE  Empower your PEOPLE  Grow your PEOPLE
  20. 20. Creating an Action Plan Now that you understand the various concepts, it’s time to plan how to put them into action by incorporating them into your life. • Set Leadership Goals • Address the Goals • Choose a Role Model • Seek Experience • Create a Personal Mission Statement • Seek Inspiration
  21. 21.  Materialism THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  22. 22.  Greed THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  23. 23. • The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others.  RELIGION THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  24. 24. THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA 4. DISUNITY
  25. 25.  YOUTH MOBILIZATION THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  26. 26.  POLITICS THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA  POWER &
  27. 27.  CITIZENS APATHY THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  28. 28.  TRIBALISM & ETHNICITY THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  29. 29.  MEDIA BIAS THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
  30. 30. FOOD FOR THOUGHT • The challenge of leadership • Is to be strong, but not rude, • Be bold but not bully, • Be thoughtful but not lazy, • Be humble but not timid, • Be kind but not weak, • Be proud but not arrogant,
  31. 31. CONCLUSION
  32. 32. EMMANUEL EXCEL OGBEIDE (DR.) Chief Executive Officer, Business Builders Limited (International Trade and Facilitation Centre) 103, Bode Thomas Strt., Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. +2348103685995 Ceo@businessbuilderslimited.com www.businessbuilderslimited.com https://www.facebook.com/BusinessBuildersLimited https://ng.linkedin.com/in/emmanuel-excel-ogbeide-95529b57 http://www.slideshare.net/EmmanuelExcelOgbeide https://whoswho.co.za/bishop-emmanuel-excel-ogbeide-561465

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