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CMO St Joseph’s Ekwulobia Holds Leadership Training

. Leaders should take personal responsibility of their faults – Fr Jerome Okafor

By Uchechukwu Enem

The four leadership roles of men were discussed during the Catholic Men Organization (CMO) weekly training at St. Joseph’s Ekwulobia on 15th September 2019

The engaging leadership seminar saw people reacting and responding to questions on leadership and its challenges. As usual, the trainer who is also the CMO Diocesan Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Jerome Okafor, explained each leadership roles by highlighting its importance and its dangers if wrongly used.

He listed the four leadership roles as personality responsiblty, military leadership, political leadership and economic leadership. He added that these leadership roles move with some traits that makes a leader authentic and great. These traits are: personality responsibility, clarity of thought, integrity of action, foundation for future and sacrifice.

Using the ‘The Man is You (TMIY)’ Manual, Fr. Okafor, gave an illustration of how David combined a failure of moral leadership with an unwillingness to take personal responsibility for his actions. He added that Israel paid the price of the misuse of the leadership of David. Fr. Okafor added that David was weak just like every other man but that he took a bold step by asking for forgiveness from God.

Reacting to the topic, David Chiegboka from Holy Trinity, Isuofia, observed that most men lack moral discipline. He added that lack of moral discipline has made most men to exercise corrupt leadership styles.

Also speaking, Vincent Nwafor, from Holy Cross Parish, Isuofia, said that effective leadership is possible when leaders humble themselves by taking responsibility of their faults. According to him, leaders who accept their fault become wiser to lead ahead.

The National Director of AUMEN, Rev Sr Dr Mary Jude-Therese Nwodo, IHM (left), presenting a copy of one of the journals of AUMEN to Chief Ugbaja.

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