The Nehemiah school of leadership is a very important concept of leadership we began to examine in the first part of this article CLICK HERE to read the first part. This school of leadership was derived from the leadership example given by Nehemiah, the governor of Jerusalem, as he successfully led his people to achieve the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem. Last week we saw the crucial importance of leaders having the right motivation for leadership which ought to be selfless service to the group. We saw also, the need for leaders to willingly offer themselves for service and to be accepted by the group. The need for personal investigation into the situation of the group when a leader is commissioned was also established. We shall now go further to see some other very important principles from the book of Nehemiah (Please get a Bible and open to Nehemiah as we read along together).
Nehemiah was able to see to the timely execution of the wall rebuilding project which the Israelite …


Leadership is the simple most important factor for success in every unit of society. Leadership is important for the success of the family unit, the community, the workplace, government at all levels, and so many other units of society. As a fact, any group of people having a common goal to achieve require leadership to realize such set goals. The success of any group or the society at large, depends on the type of leadership in place to harmonize individual energies and mobilize resources for collective good of all. Where there is no leadership we will have a situation like that of a flock of sheep without a shepherd, or a ship without a captain, or an aircraft without a pilot. In the absence of leadership, everyone will try to achieve individual goals with the resources available to the group thereby creating conflict of interests. In the end, no progress will be achieved instead fights and destructions occur. Given the importance of leadership, it is important to have the right ki…


"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men." - Proverbs 22:29.

It is a popular and quite correct saying that attitude determines ones altitude in life. A good attitude to life will enable people to make tremendous and outstanding achievements and get to the apex of life, while a bad attitude is like a flat tyre of an automobile that will delay and limit a person from making meaningful progress until it is changed. Attitude in itself has so many elements inclusive of humility, integrity, politeness, friendliness, trustworthiness, steadfastness, loyalty, zeal, diligence, faithfulness, thankfulness and many others. A deficiency of these elements in our attitude to life is bound to hamper our progress and success in life. A very key element for success in life is our attitude to work. It is our attitude that determines our productivity and boosts our efficiency at our work or task. A key element or principal attitu…


"I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well". (Psalm 139: 14).

Some people over the years and centuries have expressed discontent over their physical constitution. They have expressed concerns about the size or shape of their body features. Sometimes people wished they had longer legs, thinner frames, shorter ear lobes, pointed nose, bluish eyes and so on and so forth. However, those who already have these features desired by others may themselves be seeking to having shorter legs, fatter body builds, wider ear lobes, flat nose and black eyes. Such has been the situation with many people all over the world. For many people, there is a silent desire in their hearts to be someone different from who they are now. They fancy being like some other person whom they feel have what they do not have. While for centuries, these desires were mere wishes and ended up as fantasies of the mind, progre…