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WHY LEADERS FAIL— LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE AS CRITICAL DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESS

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This piece will open with some definitions that capture its essence. In the words of Eleanor Rosalynn Carter, wife of US President Jimmy Carter who was politically active during her White House years, ‘’a great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” In this process, there must be trust between the people and the leader. The people, according to John Maxwell, “buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ‘’The credibility of the leader therefore is essential in effective leadership.’’ These factors named above, are therefore, the key critical determinants of goal attainments in homes, societies, and all organized settings. There can be no movement without a leader or leaders. Similarly, there can be no governance without an organized setting. Nobody governs in vacuum; even in the animal kingdom.  In the words of Amber Rolfe, ”great leadership is essential to the success of any organisation – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. ”So how do you stay motivated when you’re managing a team, running your own business, or assuming a leadership role? Well, expert advice is always a good place to start” LEAVING INDELIBLE MARKS — THE WINSTON CHURCHILL EXAMPLE: Winston Churchill was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Churchill is still widely regarded today because of his leadership qualities. He was regarded as an orator, strategist, and politician; as well as one of the most important leaders in modern British and world history. Churchill won the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature for his many books on English and world history. Sir Winston Churchill was voted the greatest-ever Briton in the 2002 BBC poll:The 100 Greatest Britons. Churchill’s successes may very well be hinged on visionary, strategic, transformational leadership, that is essential for achieving objectives by influencing the people positively. If you are looking at leadership from the ambit of those who exercise political authority; then you are wrong because leadership exists in every strata of the society. For instance, a man leads his home. A captain on football pitches leads a team. In institutions of learning, there are class captains who exercise some forms of authority. ISLAMIC VIEWS ON LEADERSHIP: LEADERSHIP IS A TRUST: A Daily Trust publication of 3rd April, 2015, asserts that: Leadership in Islam is considered as an amanah (a trust) and a responsibility. A…

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