Building Leaders Through Training, By Kabir Mashi

As leaders in our various institutions, one may be tempted to ask the question, why leadership or another leadership training programme

Well, this is not out of place, as today’s families, organisations, and nations, are yearning for not just leaders, but the right type of leaders… Leadership has now become the glue that brings and holds it all together for institutions that works effectively and efficiently.

It has transformed groups to prosper and actualise their full potential.

Bernard Mongomery, the distinguished British Field Marshal, described Leadership as “The Capacity and the Will to rally men and women to a common purpose and character which inspires confidence”.

we are constantly faced with the challenge of how to effectively and adequately manage both human and material resources at our disposal for optimum revenue collection.

While we strive for perfection, we equally need avenues [to] like this share and compare notes of the goods and not too pleasant situations around us.

To return to Montgomery’s definition of Leadership, one word jumps out and that is capacity. Capacity can be described as the inherent ability to do something. It could be capacity to contain, to rule or to direct.

Capacity building is ‘after vision’ and this perhaps the most important challenge that leaders face in modern societies.  Hence problems are not solved at the same level of awareness or knowledge that created them.

As leaders, we owe ourselves a duty, our organisation and our country the duty to ensure that we continue to develop our capacity to dream and to articulate visions and objectives as well as strategies to actualise them.

Capacities building in leadership remains a major tool in helping chief executives develop essential skills necessary for achieving organisational goals and objectives.

Alh. Kabir Mashi, Ag. Chairman, Joint Tax Board, spoke to this theme at the Leadership Training programme for Chairmen of  State Boards of Internal Revenue Service, in Abuja on Thursday.

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