There is no one definitive way to make leaders, as leadership qualities can vary greatly depending on the context and the goals of the organization or group. However, there are several key principles that can help to develop effective leaders:

Provide Opportunities for Development: One of the most important ways to make leaders is to provide opportunities for growth and development. This might include mentoring, coaching, training, and education programs that help individuals build their skills, knowledge, and confidence.

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Encourage Collaboration: Leaders are not just individuals who work on their own, but those who can work effectively with others to achieve shared goals. Encouraging collaboration and teamwork can help individuals develop leadership skills, such as communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

Foster a Culture of Innovation: Leaders are often those who can think creatively and come up with new solutions to problems. Fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation can help individuals develop their ability to think outside the box and find new ways to achieve their goals.

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Provide Clear Expectations: Leaders need to know what is expected of them, and what the goals and objectives of the organization or group are. Providing clear expectations can help individuals develop a sense of purpose and direction and can help them understand how their actions contribute to the success of the organization.

Recognize and Reward Success: Leaders need to feel valued and appreciated for their contributions. Recognizing and rewarding success can help individuals develop their confidence and sense of self-worth and can help them stay motivated and committed to their goals.

Ultimately, making leaders requires a combination of these principles, as well as a willingness to invest time and resources in developing individuals who have the potential to become effective leaders.

Examining the political situation or background in Nigeria, and utilizing our democracy as a case study, we have focused on four distinct presidents: Presidents Obasanjo, Yar Adua, Goodluck, and Buhari. Who can we claim was a better Leader president based on the analysis above?

Similarly, we may evaluate the scenario above with the last four presidents of the United States of America. These presidents are.

Joe Biden (January 20, 2021 – present)

Donald Trump (January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021)

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017)

George W. Bush (January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009)

Written by

Godfrey Ajayi Sunday

Group Managing Director, GCIS