"Leadership is Both Visionary and Missionary" By Dapo Olajiga
Larry Izamoje, a journalist of a class,and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigeria''s sole Sports Radio station;Brila FM,exhibits an exuberant confidence and excitement when sports is mentioned.Soccer topic makes him feel characteristically natural.Incidentally, "leadership" is another attractive sidelight that never escapes his gaze. In his heart-to-heart conversation with Dapo Alajiga,The Sun newspaper correspondent,he draws from his wealth of experience to espouse what effective leadership should be.Leader As A Visionary
Leadership should be examplary,transparent,pure and simple.It is like a magnet that magnetizes the followers to the direction of the leader.Indeed,it is practically compassionate,visionary and missionary.Delegate Not Relegate
A leader who is visionary must delegate, but surely not to relegate.For example, Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden by God and never to return,following their disobedience. This means that leaders should delegate but not relegate. Style
A leader should be plain,understood and show the led that nobody, including himself is not indispensable. Above all, leaders should build a monumental examplary beacon.Legacy
The legacy that the world class conglomerates have given to their followers is by equipping them and then serving as supervisory leaders.This is why they outlive their founding fathers.Leadership, Inspiration And Prayer
Jesus prayed fervently in the Garden of Gethsemane, as the Chairman of the organization.When the followers could not do likewise, he did not pressure them, rather respected their weakness.In the same vein, let the leaders respect the wishes of their followers, most especially when they are unable to meet up with the set demands.
These are the leadership qualities that made Larry Izamoje stand out of the crowd as an all time outstanding leader.