A Leadership Development Presentation for the installation Ceremony of Leo Adedeji Oladipupo Olukokun as the Pioneering District President of Leo District 404B2 By: Joshua Ademuwagun Lead, Strategy and Product Development THE PROFESSOR SMART COMPANY THE LEADERSHIP PARADIGM Terrorism Cyber Crime Religion Politics Divorce POOR LEADERSHIP Barack Obama Global Warming Economic Depression Globalization HIV/AIDS Viruses What is Leadership? TWO SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT TO CONSIDER: The First School of Thought: The Greek Philosophy Leadership is a product of Five (5) things GREEK PHILOSOPHY: (1) Birth Trait Theory: “Leaders are born, not made” (2) Leadership by Providence (3) Leadership Is the Result of a Charismatic Personality (4) Leadership Is the Product of a Forceful Personality (5) Leadership Is the Result of Special Training The Second School of Thought: The Location Philosophy The history of a location determines the interpretation giving to concepts in that location LOCATION PHILOSOPHY: TWO EVENTS THAT MARK THE HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA: 1.Slave Trade 2. Colonialism SLAVE TRADE: People Taken The strong people who were the economic strength of the West African axis SLAVE TRADE: People Left Behind 1. Physically challenged people 2. Weak and lazy people 3. Those who could hide creatively from their captors 4. Children too small to be taken away 5. The wicked Kings and their Cohorts SLAVE TRADE: Mindset of the People After Slave Trade Distrust, Mistrust, Suspicion, Greed, Corruption, Wickedness, Oppression, Hypocrisy, Dishonesty, Lies, etc. If the Greeks and our location cant give us the best definition of leadership, so WHAT THEN IS LEADERSHIP? SCHOLARLY DEFINITIONS: The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this. ---Business Dictionary Leadership is the ability to evaluate and or forecast a long term plan or policy and influence the followers towards the achievement of the said strategy. ---Adeoye Mayowa: A Leadership Manager in Nigeria (2009) SCHOLARLY DEFINITIONS: Leadership is a process of giving purpose (meaningful direction) to collective effort, and causing willing effort to be expended to achieve purpose.” --- Jacobs & Jaques (1990, p.281) “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.“ --- Northouse (2004, p 3) ONE OF THE BEST DEFINITION: "Leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less." --- John Maxwell, 1998 MY DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP: “Leadership is the ability to Influence the thoughts, words and actions of others by inspiring them through problem solving Visions, Service and Values”. ---Joshua Ademuwagun (2014) INSPIRATION IS BASED ON: Vision Service Values Leadership is vision based on values expressed through service. VISION: “Vision is the ability to See the solution to the problems of people” --- Joshua Ademuwagun (2014) VALUES: Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles we use to define that which is right, good and just. Values provide guidance as we determine the right versus the wrong, the good versus the bad. They are our standards. Some examples of Values to have: Integrity Honesty Love Commitment Diligence Candor Empathy Etc. SERVICE: Service is taking the necessary actions to solve the problems of people. Service is the practical side of vision and values Mother Theresa: Mahatma Ghandi: Nelson Mandela: Bill Gates: Akiane Kramarik: VERY IMPORTANT POINT: The leadership of every one in your team is important GRACIAS!