Clarity is a simple concept, and is key to staying on the same page as a team. Clarity means knowing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Unfortunately, lack of clarity of responsibility is common in most of our political office holders.Lack of clarity of responsibility leads to non performance, disagreements about prioritization, and endless meetings just to figure out, “What did we do last week, and what should we do next week?”
As with most popular sayings, there is some truth in the adage, “Great leaders are born, not made.” To some extent, the capacity for great leadership is innate. However, learning how to be a more effective leader is within everyone’s grasp – whether you lead multiple teams, a country or just a community.
Senator Buruji Kashamu leadership styles and exceptional humanitarian services to the benefit of the downtrodden through Omoilu Foundation stand him out from the crowd or mere capable elected office holders. Kashamu timely response to the SOS messages of the civil servants in Osun State is still recieving commendations from all walks of life.
Below are few of the qualities and traits that distinguishes great leaders such as Senator Buruji from mere capable leaders.
Sharp perception: Do you know how people really perceive you? Effective leader such as Senator Kashamu do.
SPBK has an easy level of honest communication with his constituents and his team, and a thorough understanding of how he is perceived.
Senator Kashamu is aware testing others perception of him can be as simple as observing his behaviour. As a political office holder are your people relaxed around you? Does all conversation stop when you enter into their midst?
If you really want to know what people think, just ask them. You may receive feedback that you’re not listening or showing appreciation as well as you could be. If you’ve established an environment of honest and open communication, you should be able to ask about your good qualities and the areas you need to improve on.The electorates will appreciate you more.This was the difference Between Prince Buruji Kashamu and Mr. Dapo Abiodun when they both contested the Ogun East Senatorial seat.SPBK is deeply rooted at the grassroot, he is popular in all the communities.The masses love seeing their leaders around often.
Effective leader knows the constituency overall purpose and goals,Effective leader (like Senator Kashamu) agreed-upon workable strategies to achieve these goals; SPBK also know how his plans fits into the big picture. Full knowledge of your terrain – inside and out – is vital to becoming an effective leader, this has helped Senator Kashamu in no small measure in winning the heart of the masses to his side.
Self-assessment:Senator Buruji Kashamu periodically take stock of his personal strength and shortcomings. Effective leader ask: “What do I like to do? What am I really good at?” “What are my areas of weakness, and what do I dislike doing?”
Be “Going Somewhere” Call it being visionary, call it setting direction, call it having a compelling point—creating hope for the future and helping people see the way forward is one of the basic needs of followers, according to Gallup’s latest research.
Recent studies by the Hay Group concur that to be a great leader, alongside being trustworthy, you simply must be able to communicate a vision of where you and others need to go. Not only will this inspire confidence downwards, among the electorate, it will also increase your impact upwards, among your contemporaries.
If Nigeria had more effective and caring political leaders like Senator Buruji Kashamu,it would be a more better place to live.
Oyejide Sunkanmi (Suco)
Public Affair Analyst
Abk North LG
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