The growth of any organization – whether faith-based or non-faith-based –, a country or a community is predicated on the quality of the leadership in operation. This is because the leader creates or collates the vision, communicates it to a community of people, coordinates both the human and other non-human resources and drive commitments to the realization of the vision by showing genuine concern for the wellbeing and the self-actualization of the followers.
Thus, the leader becomes a ‘project’ that must be invested in. Leadership development becomes an imperative in driving the growth of any company, community and country. Leadership development is an intentional effort to provide leaders and emerging leaders with opportunities to learn, grow and change. It is the art of providing individuals with the skills to perform effectively within an organization or society at large.