E kaaro o,
That simply means “Good morning” in Yoruba language. I am
sure to get chastised by the 1st speakers of the language because I do not have
the tonal marks that give the same word different meanings.
Today, I will be looking at power from a deadly angle and
the other perspective. For every man (including woman), there is a time when
one has the ability to pursue dreams with vigour during the vibrant stage of
life. The person would attain power and position, however for every man, life
can either demand for the power in different ways while one has a choice to
relinquish power like the erstwhile President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele
Hijacked Power is when a man leaves a position of authority
through death, coup d’état (in the military), or loss of job. There are
situations when the game changer, the quintessential boss get to be the target
of these occurrences and it causes grief for benefactors. Hijacked power is a
situation when a man would be pulled/dragged out or shown the way out
Relinquishing Power is a situation when a honourable man
leaves the position when the ovation is loudest; when the man understands that
his ability cannot sustain the challenge of the position at a certain time. It
is an opportunity for the man to give room to others to perform optimally.
Relinquishing power gives room for roles such as Adviser, Consultant and
Chairman in the Boardroom.
What is the rationale of today’s discourse; there is a need
to understand that there is a time for everything. Do not clinch to power as if
you will never let go of it; if you do not let go; it will unbound itself from
you one day. African leaders do not understand this by the way they tenaciously
hold on to power attempting to become monarchs from elected offices. Whenever
you feel glued to power ask yourself this question, “Where are those who held
this title years ago?”
Power Would Definitely Change Hands but there is wisdom in
relinquishing than having it hijacked.
Have a great week and a smooth transition to July
Labels: Challenging, Contrast, Creative, Hijacked Power, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Relinquishing Power, Versus Series