Proverbial Leadership

Author:   Darlington Etim Akaiso
Publisher:   Soyounique Experts
ISBN:  

9780578569000


Pages:   154
Publication Date:   28 August 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The book, Proverbial Leadership, provides a compelling narrative that underscores the symbiotic relationship between leadership and wisdom. It makes an explicit and captivating connection between the wisdom found in proverbial expressions and the wisdom needed in leadership. Drawing on these expressions, the book paints a clear picture of the dynamism and fluidity associated with proverbial leadership. In today's world, the emphasis has shifted away from wisdom--the essential ingredient of leadership. The emerging styles and forms to manage leadership today have brought about a certain degree of ambiguity and confusion of roles. We now see leaders who are disoriented towards wisdom, and, as a result, emphasize monetary gains over the basic needs of their followers. They view leadership as purely a business support tool and reduce the system to mechanisms that only help in the pursuit of the profit. Most leaders today indulge in crass looting of collective resources and leave their followers losing more than they were expecting to gain. Leadership corruption cases are becoming a permanent feature in the media today. From the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa to Oceania, the issue of leadership is of great concern because wisdom has been relegated to the bottom. As it stands, the place of wisdom in leadership is ordained by nature, and natural leadership mirrors the principles by which nature itself operates, especially, with a particular understanding that it is through wisdom that complex and challenging situations are understood. Since wisdom guarantees common good, it becomes an absolute necessity in leading the organic whole along the path for survival. Therefore, natural leadership revolves around wisdom that could be expressed through succinct and understandable statements, called proverbs. Proverbs usually come with a general agreement on the expressed ideas. A large number of proverbs are sourced from everyday experiences. Their usages are universal, cutting across races, ethnic lines, cultures, religions, traditions, and languages. In this connection, proverbs could be adjudged as the necessary ingredient of natural leadership. Proverbs reflect nature because most wise sayings are arrived at through careful observation of natural phenomena. In many cases, proverbs may not single-handedly suffice as ends in themselves, but there are natural apparatuses that can help mankind realize other ends - such as leadership. This model of leadership is highly flexible; its fluid nature makes it perfectly responsive to the demands of the ever-changing world. In any given situation, proverbial leadership is adaptable and resilient. Its dynamism is in tune with nature and cannot be outmoded by any innovation, be it scientific or technological unless nature vanishes, and humans become extinct. Unquestionably, proverbs are a storehouse of wisdom, and the truths held in them do not need debate. It is sacrosanct. Proverbs have a depth of moral concern which overtly frowns at lack of discipline, indiscretion, and deviation from the norms and ethics of social contract. As short as proverbs are, they carry messages, constructed figuratively, which have the principal intention of telling a story, teaching value, and preaching a sermon.

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Author:   Darlington Etim Akaiso
Publisher:   Soyounique Experts
Imprint:   Soyounique Experts
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9780578569000


ISBN 10:   0578569000
Pages:   154
Publication Date:   28 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This is nothing less than an ORIGINAL. Nicely put together. [Jane C] A masterpiece worth reading......[Harry D.] Impressive work for this generation. [Kobe K.]


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Dr. Darlington Akaiso is a transformational author. His writings and articles are not just unearthing in nature but provides a tandem solution along with his discoveries. Over the last decade, he has devoted his time working in humanitarian, disaster risk reduction, risk management, emergency response, and disaster recovery planning capacities for large international developmental institutions whose operations span across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the academic space, Dr. Darlington Akaiso works part-time in various capacities either as a visiting or adjunct professor, research supervisor, and reviewer for higher educational institutions. These institutions include the University of Manitoba, Canada, Seneca College, Ontario, Canada, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada and the University of West Indies. He holds a bachelors degree in Information Technology & Informatics from York University, Toronto, Canada, a masters degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois-Springfield, USA and a doctorate degree in Transformational Leadership from Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH. USA. He is also an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and Harvard Kennedy School - Cambridge. MA. USA.

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