Jun 6, 2011

A leadership lesson from Rwanda

"Leadership is one of the weakest links in Africa’s growth.  Today’s leaders not only have to cure mistakes of their predecessors, but also tackle current problems and try to avoid creating future problems.  
Thus, for Africa’s prosperity, a responsible, qualified and capable leadership must be nurtured now for tomorrow. Rwanda, a country that survived a brutal past has been lauded for many successes, including leadership. However, the challenge remains of ensuring future leadership continues to improve Rwanda."

I enjoyed reading this perspective by Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa about promising African leadership. While this article is about her observations in Rwanda where she is currently based, the lessons are universal. We need to continually develop future leaders if we want to have realistic chance of attaining sustainable and long lasting growth. 

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