WINDHOEK - Khomas Regional Governor, Samuel Nuuyoma, told the True Lead leadership conference that the absence of quality leadership continues to leave widening and deepening cracks in the foundation of homes, organisations, businesses, government and civil institutions in Namibia.
Speaking at a three-day True Lead national leadership conference that started in Windhoek yesterday, the regional governor emphasised that the world today is confronted with many life-threatening and depressing challenges.
“The world continues to suffer from the lack of competent, quality and spiritually-conscious leadership. The world’s economies are imploding while fear and desperation is exploding. Do we have the kind of leadership that won’t react, but will effectively respond to these conditions? It will take bold and genuine leadership to push back the onslaught of these challenges,” he said.
He said there is a need to mentor, coach, mould, shape, train and develop young people in order to translate that effort into quality and effective leadership.
Nuuyoma noted with great concern that often leadership is “erroneously” focused on politics. However, he said leadership is needed at all levels of human existence.
‘We need competent and quality leaders in the world of sports, in the business sector, in the church, in civil organisations, in our communities, in the media fraternity and in our homes,” he told the annual national leadership seminar organised by the True Lead Training Institute.
“This is evident and supported by the reality that when homes and families fall apart and disintegrate, then it is because true leadership is indeed absent. When destruction in our social structures is rampant, then true leadership is absent.
“When a country is experiencing difficult times, it normally elects new leaders. When a church is floundering it searches for a new senior pastor or bishop. And when a company continues to lose money, it usually hires a new CEO,” he noted rhetorically.
Namibia needs a servant-hood leadership and authentic leaders are never afraid to sacrifice themselves on the altars of servant-hood for the benefit of others, said the politician.
The workshop is being facilitated by Saki Nikodemus, a local leadership consultant and motivational speaker of note.
The conference is the third of its kind and is themed, “Influencing positive change through effective leadership.”
The ultimate goal of the conference is to develop and refine individual and organisational leadership potential in order to maximise performance and service delivery.