The Legacy Of Great African Leaders Is A Gift To Future Generations.
One of the current tragedies in Africa is that the skills, lessons and stories of our leaders- in business, in various professions, in communities etc - are not documented or recorded or archived at any level and more sadly so, not at an Institutional level. The role that great African leaders can have for future generations is therefore diffused and becomes easily redundant with no structures or systems or processes to create an African leadership legacy.
The leadership role of great leaders of Africa are a way of passing on leadership knowledge, skills and visions to future generations. This is the leadership legacy website that is a precursor to other resources including books, stories, documents, speeches of our great leaders of Africa. I start with snippets of Wila Mung'omba's leadership legacy and invite you to add to this African leadership legacy with knowledge from other great leaders of Africa, past and present.
So what is a leadership legacy?
It is a legacy based on leadership, excellence and inspiration for others.
In Africa, resources to create great leaders in all spheres of life is relevent for a great future Africa. A leadership legacy is based on integrity, honesty, excellence and visions of leaders that enable our Continent to not only grow, but thrive and prosper for all.
"Leadership is being bold enough to have vision and humble enough to recognize achieving it will take the efforts of many people — people who are most fulfilled when they share their gifts and talents, rather than just work. Leaders create that culture, serve that greater good and let others soar." – Kathy Heasley, founder and president, Heasley & Partners -
"In my experience, leadership is about three things: To listen, to inspire and to empower. " –Larry Garfield, president, Garfield Group
"Leadership is the collective action of everyone you influence. Your behavior — your actions and your words — determines how you influence. Our job as leaders is to energize whatever marshals action within others." – David Casullo, President, Bates Communications
"A leader is someone who understands that their authentic power lies in understanding energy at any given moment and time and is able to change it to a state that inspires, invogorates and energises those around them for phenomenal results" - Nicola Louw and Chitupa Mung'omba of ChitupaLouw
(The first of these three leadership quotes are taken from
Decorations and Honors
conferred on Wila Mung'omba as a leader of Africa: (some of them)
Cote D'Ivoire: Ordre Nationale du Merit
Cameroun: Ordre Nationale du Merit
Togo: Ordre Nationale du Merit
Tunis: Ordre Nationale du Merit
Senegal: Ordre Nationale du Merit
Zaire: Ordre Nationale du Merit
South Korea: Honour of Distinguished Diplomatic Services
Mercury International: Honor for Distinguished Services to Development of Africa
Mr. Mung'omba's c.v as written by himself speaks of a leadership of excellence, throughout his career.