Power is not ceded, power is taken | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Mixed reactions have been trailing the appointments or ministerial nominees of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, since the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the names out on the floor of the upper chamber. Chief among the reactions, as far as I …

We should be the change | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Many of us are seeking change and we are not ready to be that change that we seek. This even relates more to Nigerians who are clamouring for change from our leaders while they continue the things they are doing that brought us to where we are.   A few …

Responsible citizens beget responsible leaders | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

What we have as leaders in our countries will always reflect the kinds of people within our society. The person who is the arrow head may not necessarily be the representation of most of the people but the bitter truth is that he or she is still from within that …

Leaders that can inspire | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

There are some very sensitive responsibilities of leaders that we often leave out when we teach or make efforts to define leadership to people. We tell them about the part of influence and how a leader is expected to take initiatives but we hardly tell them that a leader has …

Only leaders with a heart | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Many leaders around the world talk about transformation and that is even the song on the lips on my own leaders at the moment. They think that they can just create some documents, have nice power points or some great TV commercials and the people will believe that they can …

How will you impact your country? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

If we only look at what the country is not doing right and forget to mention the things we are not doing for the country, then we are being deceitful. Often times, the things the country is not doing right comes as a result of the things we could have …

What can we get right in this country? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Just some weeks back I was privileged to anchor a forum and one of the issues that came up was why so many young people are jetting out of the country at every available opportunity. Today, while thinking about what to write, I stumbled on the Facebook post of a …

Improving leadership through feedback | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I mentioned in my last post that good leaders can take feedback. It is also very important to note that it is not just about taking the feedback but doing something with it. There are so many organisations who leaders say they encourage feedback but nothing is done with the …

Good leaders can take feedback | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

When you look around today in the political, religious, business and social space for leadership, many leaders can no longer take feedback from their followers or contemporaries. We are in the days when any feedback that does not appeal to the ego of the leader is seen as a tool …

The promise and challenge to die empty | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

‘I want to challenge everyone (especially you) to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready …

Whatever you choose to be. | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Back then in my secondary school (Mayflower School, Ikenne), we sang so many inspiring songs and one of them carries the title of today’s article. Some of us believed those songs so much that we got inspiration from them when we had our down times. Upon hearing the news about …

The Church and political relevance: Learning from Dr. Myles Munroe | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Very many people who preach about the great commission which is the basis for Christian Evangelism seem to be leaving out one thing from the statement. The instruction is to go into the world. We then neglect the fact that the world has a system of governance and the lives …

He discovered purpose as a teenager | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

All over the social networks and other pages of the internet, I still see people talking about the death of Dr. Myles Munroe. Most of us are still in shock. A few people are trying to figure out why good people with so much to offer the world still die. …

Leading for personal gains | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Leadership is a desirable thing for so many. Some have a good reason to desire a leadership position because there is a cause and there are those who just want it because of their personal benefits. Some people just want to be in the leadership position because of the gains …

A leader is not perfect | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I can forgive the imperfections of a leader; but to excuse those imperfections will simply prove that you don’t understand leadership and probably should not have been made a leader. I clearly understand that there is no one who is perfect. And I do not expect any leader to be …

Leadership can be lonely | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

If you have ever been a leader in any capacity before you will definitely agree that leadership can be very lonely. There are so many leaders out there who are so lonely and probably don’t even know what to do. Some have seen the possibility of loneliness in leadership and …

Following God’s leading | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

In the previous articles I have written about leadership, there was one that talked about being both a follower and a leader. This is a perfect example of being both a follower and a leader. If you are going to lead effectively or successfully in life, you must be following …

Secure the home front first | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

There are so many heart breaking stories out there about people who are trying to lead other people but they have not led very well in their homes. They probably started very well but somewhere along the line they took the leadership outside the home more seriously. They thought the …

You can’t lead when you can’t dream | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

In all the things I have written about leadership, one clear thing I have established is the fact that it is not the position you occupy that makes you a leader. And that you are not in a position does not mean you are not a leader. As a matter …

So you think you are not a leader? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Each time we talk leadership there are those who still argue that they are not leaders and they don’t want to be a part of any leadership talk or training. They are so convinced that they are not leaders and they think they are not called to lead. I think …

Be a compassionate leader | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Any attempt to lead with the show of power and authority without any obvious compassion will be taken for wickedness. Some leaders are in position today and all they ever do is to exercise their power over the people. You don’t seem to realize that there is more to leadership …

Leadership begins at home | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

You may have taken leadership in your home with so much levity but if you really want to take leadership seriously then you must take the home leadership seriously. The leadership at home begins with the cooperation between you and your spouse and how you decide to work together rather …