*ENUGU STATE IPAC LEADERSHIP: A REFLECTION OF ”’EXECUTIVE’ LAXITY, A SHOW OF ADMINISTRATIVE INCOMPETENT OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND AN ASSAULT TO THE SENSIBILITY OF THE ENLIGHTENED FELLOWS.*
*Martins Chiedozie Ugwu*
_*”Bad leaders – well, those are a dime a dozen. They are like water, found everywhere. For they are emotionally bent, communicationally challenged, and have no idea what’s going on around them and even when they know what is going on, they are blind folded by their selfish desire.”*_ So said Tim Paul, Founder/Leadership Consultant at Leadership Strike Group
Arrogancy especially in leaders generate negative states of the mind which have similar effects. They create a tendency to suck us into a vicious circle. This list of negative states includes selfishness, ill will, revenge, fear, ego, entitlement, jealousy, restlessness, anxiety, and depression. According to science, the chemicals that cause these feelings can build up over time, and the result is a whole host of psychosomatic diseases. Without apology, I will be bold to state here that Enugu state IPAC leadership is suffering from chronic psychosomatic diseases.
A meta-analysis (which is a study of studies) by Birgit Schyns and Jan Schilling investigated the negative effects that destructive leaders like the one being experienced in IPAC Enugu state today. An interesting finding was that while bad leaders are perceived negatively by followers, oftentimes followers don’t put up any resistance simply because they are either naive or wouldn’t want to alter the flow of oil into their mouth.
This has been the state of Enugu State IPAC since the emergence of the current de-facto leadership of the state IPAC. Even though the followers know that the leadership toxic, incompetent, and arrogant, and they secretly complain in pain about it, but put up little or no resistance to the essterblisment. Thanks to those who championed and still championing a just cause.
No doubt, ineffective leaders tend to pass bad habits on to their direct reports, which can impact the quality of a leadership pipeline. Over time, the cycle of negative consequences continues, eroding the fabric of teams and ultimately eating away at performance throughout the organization, without effective leadership development programs and succession strategies in place to reverse these trends.
The recent happenings in Enugu state IPAC is a testament on the consequences of selfish leadership made up of bunch of myopic and visionless team or better described as stone-blind executives.
Finally, as Enugu State IPAC prepare to elect new leaders, I advise we strive to push for a leaders who according John C Maxwell, _“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way .”_ A leader suppose to have a futuristic vision and knows how to turn his ideas into real-world success stories but for this set of team piloting Enugu State IPAC both the De-facto and De-jure, they are disaster, total failure and embarrassment to such an institutions like IPAC including to that of the sensibility of the enlightened fellows.
*Martins Chiedozie Ugwu*