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Friday, 7 September 2012

Three (3) key Principles for unfailing leaders

Leadership serves as a state meant for guarding, guiding, nursing, controlling, directing and managing related affairs. It therefore requires exceptional principles that make the leader different in skill-ability, power-control and dimensional concepts. These principles create a wide intellectual gap between the leader and the followers in terms of conflict resolution, social intervention and the like.
From a perfect leader, much and many more factors, skills, qualities and principles are required. Three (3) out of the numberless significant principles on which leadership operates are simplified and follows:
Ø  Wisdom
Ø  Power
Ø  Love
Wisdom is the application of knowledge obtained from training, learning and education. You may know, but may not apply; that is not wisdom because wisdom does not hide its body in merely knowing something. It is putting what you know into practice that tells if you are wise. Wisdom also tells the difference between right and wrong and chooses right for the unfailing leader. When asked to make a choice, King Solomon chose wisdom because he believed that is a source of direction and control in the state he was supposed to serve.
Since the time God created human being, he deposited a power coast in them. He did not put that power there to be used by people especially leaders to be used to bully others. Rather, He expected the power in the human to be used to do greater and bigger things in fulfillment of His purpose. That’s what Ephesians 3:20 said, “…to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that works in us. The role of power in unfailing leaders is to make them do exceeding things, far beyond imagination, not to sabotage others and mock their failures.
When asked to vote between faith, hope and love, Apostle Paul boldly thumbed “LOVE”. This I guess he meant to say; “love, all the way, no challenger!” Love makes you to do unto others what you expect them to do to you. It you don’t want to be suppressed, oppressed, depressed and compressed, just don’t go into doing those same things against any other folk. Note the words of Christ; “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Love is a rock on which cordial relationship can flourish between a leader and his followers.

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