Introduction to Leadership Skills
The introduction of Leadership Skills as a General education course for all Nigerian Universities by the National Universities Commission (NUC) is a welcome development that recognizes that to re-write the sad narrative of Nigeria’s poor leadership, young people need to acquire leadership skills while studying that would be employed when they enter into leadership positions in public and private life in future in order for the country to attain the much-needed development.
The book is a guide for instruction/teaching of Leadership skills to enable the inculcation of the requisite leadership into students that would prepare them to change agents positively impacting the society in both public and private sectors upon graduation, thereby facilitating the attainment of the required development which has eluded the country for decades. Each chapter in the book covers a module, as the book consists of thirteen chapters. Each chapter is written with the intent of realizing the rationale for each topic, with revision questions aimed at testing the students’ comprehension of the particular chapter.
The book covers Understanding leadership, History and changing nature of leadership, Theories of leadership, Leadership styles, Transformational, team and servant leadership, Biblical principles for leadership, Ethics and leadership, Leadership and decision making, Planning in leadership, Culture, cultural diversity and leadership, Gender and leadership, Leadership and building social capital, and Accountability in leadership.