Investing in the Leadership of Your Community Achieves Greater Vision

Published October 14, 2021

The true value of the community is in the strength of the “least” member of the community. If you have shared knowledge and understanding and you have an empowered community, the productivity and effectiveness of whatever you seek to do will be at a much higher level—you’re able to do more. You can think together in the same way and understand the context of what you’re seeking to do.

No matter how smart, empowered or visionary the leader is, you can never deliver on a vision by yourself.

Investing in the leadership of your organization or team is like having an educated, empowered workforce. It’s a benefit. The innovation comes. The efficiency level that you can achieve and the productivity and response to vision is greater.

 

There’s no vision that is a one-person agenda.

No matter how smart, empowered or visionary the leader is, you can never deliver on a vision by yourself. There’s no vision that is a one-person agenda. Even Jesus didn’t deliver the assignment of the salvation of souls by himself. That’s why he needed the disciples and multiples of the disciples. Jesus taught his disciples consistently. Overtime, he made sure they were acutely aware and empowered to continue the work.

You can delegate to a team that is empowered because it means they’re as good as you yourself because you have equipped them in advance. It increases what can be achieved. It’s wise for any leader to build a community of empowered people in knowledge, ability and skills—you will always profit from doing that.

 

Invest in your community through The Global Leadership Summit.

The Global Leadership Summit is different from any other kind of leadership program because of the scope and vision. The fact that it’s not just for people that can afford to come to campus, it’s for communities of churches across the land and the world. Individuals who couldn’t normally afford sitting under the quality of faculty can now gather, thus creating an inductive effect.

There’s almost no other leadership program that offers the highest level of quality of leadership training that is good enough to serve a king, yet acceptable to bless the servant.

The campus is the hub, and the product is done at the center, but it doesn’t sit there. In physics, that’s what you call an inductive effect—it goes all the way in the value chain to the last point. That’s the beauty of it. So, a church can decide to fund a location for their members, no matter what level their members are. A company can choose to fund a location for their workers. A town can do it for its people. There’s almost no other leadership program that offers the highest level of quality of leadership training that is good enough to serve a king, yet acceptable to bless the servant. That’s the beauty of it.

 

 

 

Invest in your community through The Global Leadership Summit.
Learn more at GlobalLeadership.org/ShareGLS.
About the Author
Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika

Founder & CEO

The Chair Centre Group

Ibukun Awosika’s has vast combined entrepreneurial and high-level corporate and not-for-profit board experience across various sectors and geographies spanning over three decades. Globally recognized, she has received multiple awards, including the 2020 Forbes “Woman Africa Chairperson” award, and was also the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious “International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge” award in 2008. Today, Awosika leads as founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group, overseeing manufacturing, retail and bank-way security system services. Awosika also formerly led as chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, the country’s premier and most valuable banking brand. Over the course of her career, her leadership has given her the honor of influencing Nigeria’s economic growth by chairing a number of corporate and nonprofit boards including, d.light Design Inc., Convention on Business Integrity, Digital Jewels Limited, and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre, a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. She also sits on the boards of Cadbury Nigeria Plc and the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She was Chairman of GEMS Africa Limited, FBN Life Insurance Limited, FBN Capital Limited and Kakawa Discount House Limited. She also served on the pioneer board of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, as well as the National Job Creation Committee. Awosika is a graduate of Chemistry from The University of Ife, Nigeria; an alumna of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School; the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School (Barcelona); and Global CEO Programme of Wharton, IESE and China European International Business School. With high interest in social issues, including the plight of women in society, Awosika is co-founder and former chairperson of Women in Business, Management and Public Service, as well as the president of International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation. An ordained pastor and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund, her faith-based organization works with hundreds of missionaries across Nigeria to change lives with the provision of medical and educational supplies and resources. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Institute of Directors and Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, Awosika aspires to use her opportunities in life to further the greatness of her country by raising entrepreneurs to create jobs. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, served on National Job Creation Committee, and sits on the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain, and the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University.

Years at GLS 2015, 2021

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