This write-up, “12 leadership flaws of Ghana’s political heads” seeks to help citizens identify the actions of leaders in Ghana that are holding the nation back. Ghana is a nation led by politicians. We are a nation that applauds reactive, unproductive, and self-gratifying leadership.
We are seating on several time bombs as a nation because our leaders at the national level are good at reactive decisions many of which never get implemented if taken. They are good at blaming previous governments or the current government but when they get the chance to lead, they make the same mistakes and refer citizens to the earlier mistakes of others instead of owning up and changing the status quo.
The world is no longer in the era when natural resources played a key role in the success of nations. Today, every nation is looking for the right leadership to harness the energies of its citizens, influence human resources, motivate them, and show them the way towards achieving national goals as a collective unit united by our values, national aspirations among others.
No matter where you stand in the political divide, leadership that is able to match our dreams and aspirations, leadership that is forward-looking and ling term minded is what Ghana needs.
Do we have a 10-year development plan for every sector of the national economy?
Detailed enough and capable of being integrated together for this nation’s transformational agenda?
Do we have a leadership that is ready to embrace the efforts and energies of all citizens and not just political affiliates?
How useful has the national development authority been in all that has happened in the last 10 years?
Do they know where we are going and will be in 10 years?
12 leadership flaws of Ghana’s political heads
We need proactive and forward-looking leadership in every respect if we are not to keep patching nation goals with each other on a reactive basis.
A careful look at leadership in Ghana indicates the following.
1. Leadership is always reacting only after something has gone wrong.
2. Leadership is only interested in short-term measures, choices, and decisions.
3. Leadership assumes to know it all and does not receive and recognize inputs from the other side.
4. Leadership is unwilling to accept their flaws and make amends.
5. Leadership is self-gratifying and not self-examining.
6. Leadership is always right and never accepts its failures openly.
7. Leadership is quick to institute LET MY PEOPLE GO actions, use the law to free its own appointees, or just do nothing and am for the infamous evidence.
8. Leadership supports wrongdoing within its ranks and projects itself as law-abiding.
9. Leadership cuts open the public purse and continue to live a lavish life at the expense of the poor taxpayer.
10. Leadership talks so much, promises so much and has just a little or nothing to show.
11. Leadership fails to recognize that, their predecessors no matter their colour have made significant contributions and mistakes.
12. Leadership fails to be one that embraces continuity.
From a distance, one does not need rocket signs to show that Ghana has a big problem staring at us in the face.
Source: Wisdom Hammond – Leadership expert