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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Something Isn’t Right


We are a people of equal destiny, why are some living like destitute? Something must be wrong (see, Rom8:29-30). God has predestined everyone of us for an equal glorious destiny.

Every provision in God’s kingdom requires a mate to deliver its purpose. It’s very crucial that a male and a female come together to mate in order to produce a child. So also, it requires a scriptural mate for your breakthrough to deliver.

When God created a man, He also created a woman with him. When God instructed Noah to take some beasts and fouls into the ark, He was also ordered to take them along with their mates.

“…of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not by two, the male and his female.” (Gen.7:2)

All covenant requirements are in pairs. They’re in two dimensional like a two-edge sword. Until you find your scriptural mate, your breakthrough can still be farfetched.

For instance, prayer alone will not work but prayer with faith inline will engender strange results.

“Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark.11:24)

It’s not enough to intercede for the lost. Human intercession plus outreaches will rescue trillions of souls from fire and satanic afflictions.

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” (1.Cor.3:6)

The way planting of a crop alone can never bring forth fruits, but planting and watering will produce bountiful harvest. So also, prayer alone may not be enough to save souls into the kingdom, but prayer and soul winning will produce mysterious results.

Understand this: Paul said I have planted Apollos watered but God gave the increase. Meaning that some categories of people can be praying on the prayer altar against the manipulation of the devil over the souls of the lost while other categories can be on the field bringing in the harvest and both categories are working towards the same goal which is kingdom advancement.

Having said that, there is nothing wrong in doing both. Remember, it’s to every one according to his/her work (Rev.12:22).

Hear this: God does not bless group; He blesses individual. God does not promote group; He promotes individual. Our covenant walk with God is highly personal and individualistic. So, I want you to take a personal approach in your covenant walk with God.

Positive confessions alone will not secure divine attention but positive declaration inline with positive thinking can cause sudden explosion of a dramatic change of story like a dream of the night. God can still turn your life around in 360degree like Nehemiah.

What your effort can’t earn you in 100years to come God can give you within 3months. In 3moths, God supernaturally turned a cupbearer to a governor. What a dramatic change of story. When God turn the captivity of Zion, there were like them that dream (psm.126:1 ).

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov.18:21).” “Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it (Pslm.81:10).”

“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist (Lk.21:15).”

What you think and believe is what you’re empowered to become.

“As he thinketh in his heart so he is.” (Prov.23:7).

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Eph.3:20).”

You will be far funny enough to think that you can deceive God with your positive confessions while your heart is saying the opposite. You know what, God sees everything both within and outside.

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb.4:13)

Wait a minute: Faith alone cannot produce its potency. Our faith remains impotent without works. Why? Because the bible says faith without works is dead.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead being alone, yea a man may say, thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works

….but will thou know, o vain a man, that faith without works is dead (Jms.2:17-18/20).”

The fact that you’re obeying scriptural injunctions is a proof that you still believe in Him. It’s not the word that enters us that produces faith. It’s our entrance into the word that produces faith that yields results.

It’s fasting and prayer that clear off barriers (funny enough, there are no barriers, there is ignorance – Hosea.4:6).

Fasting without prayer is just a mere punishment. Prayer is the value offers in the fast while fasting is afflicting our body in order to edifies our spirit. Fasting enhances answered prayers. Finally, Prayer without thanksgiving is a waste and playing without knowing.

“Be careful of nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Col.4:2).”

The Conjunction “With” in English Language indicates necessity. Therefore, asking without thanking will lead to frustration and bitterness. Thanksgivers will always receive even without asking (John.6:6), thanksgivers will always watch God taking over there battles (2.Chro.20:22). And when God takeover, your battle is over.

There is nothing of value that is for free
#Nobody is lucky(never mistake faith for luck)

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