Kolade, Utomi, others advocate transformational leadership

Kolade, Utomi, others, advocate transformational leadership to boost economy
Professor Pat Utomi

Experts have stated adopting transformational management as in opposition to the prevailing mindset of transactional management will facilitate efficient and sustainable reforms within the nation.

They confused that rethinking management in Nigeria requires a change of mindset with complete and significant reorientation for each these in management positions and residents.

This was the thrust on the 2nd National Leadership Dialogue Series (NLDS) organised by the Nigerian Prize for Leadership below the chairmanship of Prof. Anya O. Anya, in partnership with 19 different organisations, on the theme,  “Rethinking Leadership: Competence, Governance, and Impact on Society”,

The convention held by way of zoom had in attendance elder statesmen and ladies, academia, professionals, civil society members, and younger individuals.

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Speaking through the digital convention, the Vice Chairman, Nigerian  Prize for Leadership, and Former High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, Dr Christopher Kolade, stated {that a} chief should possess a confirmed sense of duty and should have the flexibility to speak with individuals, each by talking and, particularly, by listening.

His rods: “He must have the willingness to learn at every suitable opportunity, have the courage to take and stand by tough decisions and make a firm commitment to best practice, good ethics, respectable values and standards in leadership performance.”

Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, Prof. Pat Utomi,  confused that central to management competence is problem-solving. Leaders clear up issues to influence  society positively. Yesterday’s huge issues have change into in the present day’s routine as a result of some leaders took duty and supplied options on the materials level of want.

For him, “a extremely efficient chief have to be outfitted with data and excessive sense of service. That is what’s going to allow him/her with the best angle to influence in society.

“In this connection, the nation needs leaders who see leadership as a sacrificial endeavour, with relevant capabilities to mobilize citizens, trust and commitment, community peace, national growth and development.”

Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Africa Capital Group Mrs. Toyin Sanni, representing Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) confused on the necessity for residents to interrogate individuals’s motives for in search of management positions.”

Such motives have to be pushed by a way of goal, and the need to create influence, not a mere starvation for energy, greed, egocentric and private ambition.

“Leaders in Nigeria should be measured by their dispensational ability towards the six cardinal Cs of leadership, which are, Competence, Character, Credibility, Capacity, Compassion, and Courage. They should also be measured by their personal integrity, accountability, exemplary conduct.”

While the Executive Director, Leap Africa, Mr. Femi Taiwo, famous that in rethinking management ought to have interaction in Education for data, character and duty; Entertainment for redesigning, recreating, representing the Nigerian narrative; and Experience to attract from each time the state of affairs arises.

“Leaders must be compelled to make themselves available for outreach and communication with their constituents. Such platforms should be transparent and used to empower citizens to effectively hold their leaders accountable.”

He famous that the survival of Nigeria is dependent upon good leaders who’re dedicated to giving their all for the expansion and growth of the nation, including that Nigeria’s management downside shouldn’t be concerning the absence of fine leaders however ambushing and choking of accessible areas by dangerous leaders to disclaim examined and competent leaders the chance to emerge.

Executive Secretary, NPL, Dr. Ike Neliaku, nonetheless, re-emphasised that the NLDS was initiated for the advantages of Nigerians as a strategic intervention that can play an indispensable position in strengthening and elevating efforts to construct a consensus to genuinely tackle the management challenges within the nation.


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