Table of Content

Dedication…………………………………………………………………. 1

Acknowledgements……………………………………………………… 3

Preface……………………………………………………………………… 5

Introduction……………………………………………………………….. 17

Part I: Leadership your birthright…………………………………… 23

Section 1: Inherited to lead………………………………………… 30

Section 2: Mandated to lead………………………………………. 34

Section 3: Called to lead……………………………………………. 37

Section 4: Designed to lead……………………………………….. 40

Part II: Leadership your life pattern………………………………55

Section 1: Leading while in transition………………………….64

Section 2: Leading regardless of risks…………………………67

Section 3: Leading while in the wilderness…………………..74

Section 4: Leading even if taking sides is hard……………..78

Section 5: Leading even if no benefit………………………… 84

Section 6: Leading without official positions……………….. 89

Section 7: Leading even if it is a new trail………………….. 92

Section 8: Leading yet we may not see the changes…….. 100

Part III: Fruits and benefits of leadership……………………… 105

Section 1: Living as original…………………………………….. 109

Section 2: Maximizing potential……………………………….. 114

Section 3: Becoming resourceful………………………………. 119

Section 4: Influencing others……………………………………. 122

Section 5: Leaving legacy……………………………………….. 125

Section 6: Getting fulfilled………………………………………. 128

Part IV: Barriers to lead…………………………………………….. 147

Section 1: Religious factors……………………………………… 149

Section 2: Cultural factors……………………………………….. 158

Section 3: Political factors……………………………………….. 166

Section 4: Historical factors…………………………………….. 174

Part V: Equip yourself to lead……………………………………. 185

Section 1: Self-awake……………………………………………. 189

Section 2: Visionary………………………………………………. 197

Section 3: Committed………………………………………………203

Section 4: Strategist……………………………………………….. 208

Section 5: Communicator………………………………………… 212

Section 6: Team-player…………………………………………… 215

Section 7: Persistent……………………………………………….. 219

Section 8: Character-builder…………………………………….. 223

Section 9: Lifelong-learner………………………………………. 228

Conclusion……………………………………………………………….. 233

A Call For Major Stakeholders…………………………………….. 237

Annex I……………………………………………………………………. 249

Endnotes………………………………………………………………….. 255