MAGUFULIFICATION OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA

“For the future leaders, I believe one of the most essential leadership skills for any country in the Black Land will be Magufulificational leadership.” Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist

Much has been written about leadership. My leadership mirror John Calvin Maxwell who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership but still I think that there is no definitive description of great leadership or the personality characteristics of great leaders, we know great leaders when they have done something, to reinforce their grand visions and the actions associated with them.

Thickening as a leader is anchored in three fundamental aspects: developing keener knowledge and awareness of doing things in AUDACITY; clarifying and prioritizing VISION; deepening understanding of the needs of the PEOPLE. Consequently, each of these aspects is dynamically dependent on the other aspects; thereupon, I cogent the model as a completed dimension to underscore these preeminent leadership aspects.

AUDACITY: Audacious leaders should have the temerity to do what is in the best interest of the country at all times. There may be times when leaders need to make unpopular or difficult decisions, so having courage can help them accept the difficulty of their role and make necessary decisions with confidence for the betterment and welfare of the citizens.

Additionally, magufulified leaders need courage to pursue new challenges that people might think it is almost impossible to bear them but not in insolence and impudence ways (effrontery) rather in boldness and bravery manner. A magufulified leader can show courage by accepting more responsibilities or pushing himself or herself in gaining new skills and experience.

Magufulified leaders can motivate the whole nation by demonstrating their passion in their patriotic leadership. The magufulified leader should be passionate about the goals of the country and prioritize them and creating a sense of belongingness to all citizens especially those from lower class in the country. When a magufulified leader believe in the value of his or her position, and he or she shows his or her care for the work he or she does, it strongly motivates and inspires the citizens in the country to engage wholeheartedly in the building pneuma of their country at any cost it charges.

“One day you will remember me… I know one day you will remember me, not for bad things but for the good deeds… because I have sacrificed my life for the poor in Tanzania,” J.P.M

“I want you Tanzanians to believe that you have a real president, a real rock. I cannot be threatened, and I am not threatened,” J.P.M, 2018

VISION: A good leader sets a practical vision and achievable targets. They know how to set SMART goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic or Relevant and Timely or Timebased. Using the SMART goal framework can establish a strong foundation for achieving triumphant success.  Leadership is about leading and reinforcing the nation with vision of a better future and the proper and practical programs in achieving it. Without a vision, a leader is merely dreaming and beholding the sky waiting for the drizzle falls to the ground.

A magulified leader must have a great and vivid vision and being capable of understanding things the depths a fish cannot reach. The vision encompasses the capacity to accurately face the current situation of the country and paint a picture of an inspiring future atmosphere, and to develop a strategy to achieve it at any cost. Proverbs 29:11 says, “Where there is no vision, the people decay.” This is the naked fact in our Black Land. A Magufulified leader must have a visionary leadership skill which will help him or her to see where the country should be in the future and set a patriotic momentum at all levels and making a difference.

PEOPLE: Do leaders need people or do people need leaders? This question has been definitely answered in your country, so let us not burn the ashes.

Leaders need to understand and take into account how the citizens in the country feel about the projects, decisions, morale, direction and vision in leadership. A magufulified leader shows empathy in recognizing and considering their citizens’ needs including wants and passionately working upon them. Having empathy for the citizens means identifying their struggles and showing the understanding towards them. When a magufulified leader shows care and concern about his or her citizens, it can help him or her develop stronger professional relationships as well as making them feel proud of being led by him or her.

A magufulified leader must be able to make difficult decisions and implement them quickly while minimizing the consequences before his or her people perish. It’s very difficult for leaders to lead people into the better future if they cannot see it for themselves. Many people find it difficult to understand what others need because they cannot read their minds, but it takes a magulified leader who understands that a thousand people mean a thousand thoughts but strongly stick to the thoughts of the poor ones. All leaders in the Black Land understands the needs of their people, but you are the living testimony of what is taking place in your respectively country.

“It’s now time for us to unite and put our ideological differences aside, I will work hard for all Tanzanians regardless of their tribal, religious or ideological affiliations.”  J.P.M

“Our home was grass thatched and like many boys I was assigned to herd cattle, as well as selling milk and fish to support my family, I know what it means to be poor. I will strive to help improve people’s welfare.” J.P.M, 2015

In fond memories of JOHN JOSEPH POMBE MAGUFULI

“The change is now or never”- Maximilian Kikwembe, Swahili Apologist

Philosophy for life

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