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Transforming Africa: A Call for Personal Transformation in Leadership-Dr. Ishmael Nii Amanor Dodoo

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Leadership expert, Dr. Ishmael Nii Amanor Dodoo, has advised anyone who wishes to play a significant role in transforming Africa to first transform themselves. Dr. Dodoo believes that to effectively address the continent’s many challenges, those at the forefront of bringing about change must first adopt the right mindset, competencies, skills, philosophies, and personal values.

Having worked across the African continent for most of his career, Dr. Dodoo emphasizes that Africa is a multi-dimensional continent with diverse cultures, religions, systems, and structures. He further advises that individuals seeking to lead in Africa, whether in politics, business, or socio-economic development, need to understand the continent’s complexities before taking on leadership positions.

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Dr. Dodoo calls for a comprehensive study of the philosophy, indigenous systems, and structures of African societies to serve as a resource for anyone interested in the continent’s transformation.

According to Dr. Dodoo, many Africans who have received western education tend to believe they have superior knowledge and skills that make them better leaders than the people on the continent. However, having worked in at least 36 African countries, he can attest to the fact that Africa has many talented and intelligent people. The continent’s various systems, structures, and cultures are the real challenges that anyone seeking to lead the transformation of Africa cannot ignore.

Dr. Dodoo believes that Africa has the potential to lead global transformation in the 22nd century, but this will require leaders who are willing to transform themselves first. He calls for introspection into personal inspiration, purpose, and values and how they link to the desire to lead African states.

Dr. Dodoo argues that many individuals in African politics got in either by chance or accident, with no genuine desire to transform the continent. This is the reason why the continent’s problems are still not being solved. However, he believes that some politicians are driven by a genuine desire to transform Africa and aims to work with them to position Africa for a more prosperous future.

Finally, Dr. Dodoo tells a story passed down from his father about why the elephant is the largest animal in the jungle, but the lion is the king of the jungle. In the story, the animals and plants meet and decide that the elephant is problematic because of its movements and loud trumpeting sounds, which scares everyone and destroys plants. The lion is then made the king and decides that the elephant should be killed and eaten instead of being allowed to move around and scare everyone.

Dr. Dodoo uses this story to emphasize that the “elephant in the room” refers to those in leadership positions for selfish interests rather than for the greater good of the continent. He believes that we need to remove such individuals from leadership positions before Africa can truly have peace and a conducive atmosphere to bring about transformation.

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