A leadership advocate, Samuel K. Ayim has called on government to include leadership training programmes into the Junior and Senior High Schools’ curricular.
He said this would help the nation to take a bold step in a paradigm shift from the current crop of leaders the country is raising.
He added that true leaders aim to change the circumstance of their communities for the better and as a country there is the need for a new concept of leadership that says every one lead.
“In other words, each of us can influence change from where we are. We do not have to wait till we are appointed or elected to a ‘position’ before we start leading.
“This is the concept of leadership that we should begin to adopt and include as part of our national culture and attitude. We should begin to introduce this concept into our educational system from the basic level, he noted.
He also mentioned that “the concept of leadership as a position, a higher position, from where all solutions should emanate, and that we should all strive to attain that position before we can make any meaningful contribution is a flawed one”.
Mr Ayim was speaking at a media briefing for the upcoming leadership seminar to be held on October 6, 2017 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Centre in Accra.
The seminar dubbed ‘Live2Lead’ is an annual leadership program organised by the John Maxwell Company and this year’s event would be partnered by the Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa (CTL Africa).
According to CTL Africa, this maiden event in Ghana would be held annually to help inculcate this new concept of leadership in our people.
The event will feature four renowned world class speakers and leaders to address different aspect of this concept of leadership to equip participants to lead and create change with renewed passion and drive.
Mr Ayim again noted that leadership is influence; therefore whether you are father, mother, family head, supervisor or chief executive of an organization, a driver or the president; you must set high ethical values for yourself and those you are leading and be strategically focused to succeed in your area of influence.
As a leader you need a strong character, appropriate training and skills to lead effectively.
The Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa (CTL Africa) aims to bridge the gap between traditional education and real life by providing knowledge, programs, and facilities necessary for successful living but which are not taught in schools.
This includes leadership principles in all aspects of life such as self-sacrifice, disciplined living, identifying life purpose by committing to resolving problems of the world (self-leadership); business leadership (entrepreneurship), political leadership among others.