It’s about two-and-half scores since Kenya got the right to determine her destiny as a nation. It’s journey that has been faced by myriad of challenges. Immediately we got liberated from the cruelty of the British colony we felt so free indeed and liberated in what we celebrated.
In celebration of that great achievement, we failed to note that freedom is not an end in itself but a means to aspiration for liberty, justice and prosperity; great ideals the previous and current government regimes have had never been committed to uphold. Since independence Kenya has violated her laws.
In times of austerity nothing has been done to mitigate the challenge. Such dents in the Kenya leadership bring us into a mindboggling question: Does Kenya have a transformational leadership?
So what is “Transformational leadership …..”
Dr. Myles Munroe in his thirty years of great thought on what is transformational leadership, came up with the following meaning… “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.”
Most of leadership in Kenya has been a matter of credibility and honour and not either a visionary or transformational leadership. In his great abundance of wisdom John Maxwell said a true leadership must be able to :
- Perceive a need
- Pursue a purpose
- Parade a passion
- Persuade people
- Pursue purpose
A leader who lacks the explicit capacity to perceive a need ca never transforms anything. The perception prowess is an integral ingredient for a defined purpose for leadership. Leadership must be driven by passion brought about conviction.
Great leaders in different walks of life, who have left a landmark demonstrated passion, could be religious, political or business leaders.
The best transformational leader would ignite inspiration and persuasion to his/her people. The two virtue are hallmarks of a leader.
For Kenya to improve her state of leadership, we must embark on a paradigm shift. The normal way in which people do things must change so as to define a transformational leadership. Rigidity in people stampedes transformational leadership. It all starts with me and you, let’s change and the change would change our Country. Our transformational leadership would be able to bridge the gap between our expectation and hope.