The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Isi-Mbano, Rt Rev. Godson Ukanwa, has described the just-concluded Bishop's retreat in Delta State as an opportunity to remind leaders to change their style and direction.
Speaking at day-four of the annual retreat which held at the Ibru International Ecumenical Centre Agbarha Otor, Delta State, Bishop Ukanwa warned leaders against leading like king Rehoboam who, he said, was foolish and lacked a sense of good judgment.
He recommended the use of opinion polls by leaders to know how their followers perceive them.
Bishop Ukanwa, who said that no man has answers to all problems, even with the highest anointing, urged his fellow bishops and other leaders to always weigh their statements and utterances so as to retain the support of fellow workers in the vineyard.
According to the prelate, leadership is a call to service, to serve and not to be served. Sevant-leaders, he said, reach the apex in their career and to achieve the feat requires competence and preparation which Jesus Christ applied.
Virtually lecturing his brother bishops as well as leaders in the country, on the subject of leadership, Bishop Ukanwa said that positions are given to people on loan by God and by the people.
Leaders must be horizontally and vertically connected for results to be achieved”, he said, adding that leadership must be seen from a two-way approach of motivation and maintenance.
He stressed that leaders must follow God in the true sense of the word “because failing to follow God is failing to lead”.
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