Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Failed Leadership

I am teaching Leadership this semester. And I need not look far to find lessons in leadership because I can relate what I teach to what’s happening at HICT. I mean, I tell my class the importance of leadership, but here at HICT – local leadership is almost non-existent. Harry Truman had said, “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better”. Doesn’t this ring a bell? Will failed leaders find the courage to please stand aside and let others assume the mantle of leadership – so that we can make HICT a winner?

If we ourselves stubbornly resist, then we are surely doomed. Let’s hope the powers-that-be will wake up in double-quick time to intervene before it's too late...

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