Imagine ‘Kelewele’ without groundnuts, or ‘red red’ without fried plantain. Apparently, without one important constituent, the whole ‘show’ can be dull. Quite unimpressive. That’s how leadership must be approached. Imagine:
1. Vision without Values:
Leadership stands for something (Vision) and stands on something (Values). Whereas Vision defines direction, Values define virtues that must be prioritized as we fulfil Vision. Many organizations have clearly defined their Vision. But how many have clearly defined their Values?
2. Purpose without Principles:
‘Purpose’ is knowing the Manufacturer’s intent for a product. ‘Principles’ is knowing the Manufacturer’s instructions for a product. A product is maximized when the Intention and Instructions of the manufacturer are followed appropriately. Find purpose, define principles.
3. Passion without Compassion:
Passion is fuel for leadership. Passion drives the team to accomplish Purpose. However, Passion must be tempered with Compassion. Hitler is an example of passion without compassion. Without genuine Compassion for all humanity, extreme Passion will only bring destruction..
Just as ‘Kelewele’ is best taken with groundnuts, and ‘Waakye’ with ‘shito’ (and ‘wele’), that is how Vision must be complemented with Values, Purpose, with Principles, and Passion, with Compassion. Receive grace!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Prophet Prince Ohene Bekoe is the Founder and Executive Head of HarvestFields Ministries in Accra, Ghana and the CEO of CLIMB Consult. He holds first (BA) and second (MPhil) degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Religious Studies. He is conference host of Champions Conferences, Jesus our Healer Campaigns and regular speaker in other ministries and churches. He believes that the Proof of Maturity is Reproduction. FAVOURITE VERSE: Acts 10:38, ‘How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power, who went about doing good and healing all of them when we’re oppressed of the devil because God was with Him’.
(Written and Edited By: Prophet Prince Ohene Bekoe for PROSALMS.COM. Use with Permission)
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