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One issue of paramount importance to the success of any organization, individual, or any defined territory is planning for development. It is also important for the attainment of goals and objectives of an individual,  family units, and young ones striving to succeed in life, particularly those wishing to contribute their quota to political and corporate governance.  Planning is central for attainments. The importance of planning to success is reflected in the phrase “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” a phrase that is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, described as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, political philosopher, and statesman. Experts in Change Management & Organization have posited that: ‘’People often resist change for the simple reason that change disrupts their habits. ‘’Some people are more resistant to change than others. Kurt Lewin’s three-stage model of planned change indicates that it is possible for change to be resisted, and also for plans to fail without prior preparation. Research shows that ‘’people who have a positive self-concept are better at coping with change, probably because those who have high self-esteem may feel that whatever the changes are, they are likely to adjust to it well and be successful in the new system’’ ROLE MODELLING Role modelling is very important. What is featured in this compilation is the Inaugural speech of a Nigerian statesman and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo as the launch of the ACTION GROUP – a political party that was highly regarded for strategic planning.  One of the popular quotes of is: ‘’I have come to learn, from personal experience, that failure and defeat always serve as springboards for greater achievements’’   Leadership is a critical determinant of achievements. It is for this reason that Awolowo through total commitment and dedication threw himself headlong into planning processes of his party.  He asserted that:  “While many men in power and public office are busy carousing in the midst of women of easy virtue and men of low morals, I, as a few others like me, am busy at my desk thinking about the problems of Nigeria and proffering solutions to them. Only the deep can call to the deep’’ Terrific Headlines plans to also feature the parts played by other political role models in the formation of political parties by a few other notable Nigerians. We believe that this would promote empathy and encourage the young ones…

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