Many nations and organizations are overloaded with people thrust into leadership roles without grasping the values required for effective and purposeful leadership. These neophytes, rather than do what they were appointed, promoted, or elected to do for their countries or organizations, have brought them to ruin.
The reason for these leadership disasters that we have grown accustomed to in Africa is poor leadership foundation. Understanding these values must precede taking-up leadership roles.
Leaders that fail to assimilate these values are problems, not only to themselves, their organizations, or countries but to everyone around them. Leaders who are not well-grounded in these values are susceptible to all kinds of destructive influences and corrupt tendencies.
People who aspire to lead but do not assimilate and live by the values enumerated in this book before taking up leadership positions will at best be brutish and can never rise above pettiness. Such leaders will never serve, model, or inspire others. And they will never go on to become great leaders.
This book is a curative and foundational manual for anyone that aspires to lead others anywhere and in any setting.