Effective Leadership


It’s not uncommon to hear this common statement “we manage people.”  Can humans be managed?

To manage people means to control everything about their life. To control their time, decision, plan, thoughts pattern, and ultimately their destiny. This is like witchcraft. I have come to realize that this kind of statement is not uncommon among most managers. This is what they do to you at your workplace, they manage you; they control your time; your plan; your decisions; how you use your talent; and ultimately your destiny. This is the servitude of the highest order.

Difference Between Leaders and Managers

While managers maintain followers leaders produce leaders. Managers use manipulative strategies to drive out performances – even when those they manage remain followers. The ultimate goal of a leader is to produce leaders. Leaders want to see you become like them, or even more. They are the ones who produce successors. Their history can never be erased.

Managers micro-manage people. They have a monitoring system in place that checks and reports the activities of those who work under them. But leaders allow you to work with little or no supervision. Managers manage people like other resources – the same way they manage time, money, and materials.

If you are a team lead, or you head a department in your organization and your subordinates keep coming to you for help on certain issues severally, there is a problem. True leaders train followers to become leaders.

The objective of every true leader is to have a successor. Leaders are the ones that make an impact and history but most managers are not remembered after their death. Most people that you called leaders are not leaders (especially most politicians in your country). Hitler was not a leader.

Leadership is not about leading people; it’s about taking the lead. Leaders are those who go to work and work. This is why there are always more workers than leaders because the price for leadership is not cheap talk. It demands efficient use of self, energy, time, and resources.

Everybody is born to become a leader. What keeps you as a follower is your mentality. The lion is the king of the jungle because of the way he thinks. A pack of sheep led by a lion will always defeat a pack of lions led by a sheep. Effective leadership can turn a coward into a warrior.

It’s not about your ability, it’s about your mentality that makes you become a true leader. The lion is not the biggest in the jungle nor the strongest. The giraffe and elephant are bigger than the Lion but when the lion sees them, he eats them for launch. 

Many have the potential of becoming a true leaders but their destiny is smothered by the fear of people. In most cases, you may need to walk alone to pursue your assignment while others may have to catch up with you later. Leadership is doing something different. Everybody is looking for a job why can’t you start your own business? You have to be delivered from culture to become a true leader. Leaders are respected because they do what others are afraid to do.

Recap

A good leader doesn’t maintain followers, they produce leaders. Unlike managers,  leaders do not manage people; It’s your attitude, not your aptitude; It’s not your ability but your mentality that makes you become an effective leader. You are born to lead, but it’s your mind (affected by bad teachings) that keeps you as a follower. Until you break out of norms you may die as a follower. You can’t become a leader as sheep because sheep are always behind. You’ve got to become a lion to become a leader. I wish we have more leaders than managers.

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How To Change Levels Before 2019 Runs Out


Before you can change a class you must write the required exam. Your father can’t write the exam for you, even if he is the school principal. Because if he does, that will amount to an examination malpractice and when both of you are caught, they will lock you guys up in jail with no prison terms😀

Wherefore Lift up your hands which hang down, and the feeble keels. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way but let it rather be healed (Hebrews. 12:12-13).”

The exam of life can only be written by YOU. The scripture says, “… work out your own salvation (Philippians. 2:12).” You have to work out your own change of Level on your own ticket. Nobody change class on another man’s ticket.

You can inherit wealth, you can’t inherit WORTH. Wealth gotten by vanity will diminish with time. Your WORTH must be earned by your work.

The bible says, “faith without work is dead (James.2:20).”

You can inherit anything in life, but you can’t inherit STATUS. Cars, houses, land, properties, companies and even wives (in some culture) of your father can be inherited but not his STATUS.

If you’re a son of a heavyweight wrestling champion and it happen that your father willed his belt to you before he gave up the ghost. And one day you’re challenged by a professional wrestler to defend the title, your opponent will lift you up and ask, where do you want me to land you? 🙆😀 He will beat you embarrassingly and defeat will become your surname.
Because you’re a son of a heavyweight wrestling champion does not make you a champion. You must train up and build your own muscles in order to be qualified as a heavyweight wrestling champion and win the contest.

You can’t inherit your father’s title or certificate.

if your father was a professor before crossed the bridge he had willed his professorial title to you, then you try to use it to apply for a job. You will be arrested and locked up in prison. I repeat again, “you can’t change level on another man’s ticket.”

You will have to pay the price by enrolling in school, studying and writing exams with all commitment, perseverance and endurance before you can be awarded a certificate that will qualify you for the job.

Did you know why India was banned from Olympic? India was sold out to mysticism. With magic, they won a race. That was why she was sanctioned and ruled out from the competition.

Wisdom is applied knowledge, only those who believe in mystery and gain mastery about cause and effect are those who frequently change level. Everyone is responsible for the outcome of his life. Your change of level answers to your spiritual and physical engagements. Don’t be religious, be real.

Serving God is a work, a big time business. “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the WORK, this man shall be blessed in his deed (James.1:25).” Jesus says I must be about my father’s business. It’s doing nothing that frustrates people. When God created Adam He gave him work to do. Adam work was to keep and manage the garden (Gen.2:15)

Jesus Christ hates idleness. This was crystal clear in Mat.20. He went out in the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place, again He went out about the sixth and eleventh hour and they were still standing idle. In the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle and He said “why are you standing idle all day long?” Isn’t revealing?

It’s your work that pays your bills. You change of level in the rest of 2019 is a function of your strong work ethics (both spiritual and physical aspects). Therefore, get enlisted on God’s payroll by walking and travailing in commitment to obeying scriptural instructions.

Remember, God first, you last. God first, your work last. That’s is the key to your constant change of level from glory to glory.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Mathew.6:33).

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord(2.cor.3:18).”

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