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Genevieve Gen Nadi The Bainimarama siblings’ joint submissions to the Constitutional Commission, and the concerns put forward for the future of our beloved country is worthy for the people of
15 Oct 2012 08:18

Genevieve Gen
Nadi

The Bainimarama siblings’ joint submissions to the Constitutional Commission, and the concerns put forward for the future of our beloved country is worthy for the people of Fiji and its leaders to contemplate on.
May I quote: “We can have the best policies, the best infrastructure, and the best workforce, but if our leaders lack the vision to move the country forward, then all is in vain”. This is so very true.
Leadership is an art and a science. It is an art because it continually evolves, changes form, and requires creativity. It is a science because there are certain essential principles and techniques required.
A good leader knows when it is time to change shape because they are highly attentive to those around them. Coming from a position of strength, a great leader takes risks by freeing up the creative genius in their followers to build their capability and multiply the talents of the organization.
This leads to community and greatness. By powerfully communicating a vision that animates, motivates, and inspires followers, a great leader is able to transform his or her organization.
A good leader needs to be able to laugh; a great leader needs to be able to laugh at oneself.
The most outstanding and decisive element of Moses’ leadership is his identification with the people, his efforts on behalf of the people, and his role as the people’s advocate before God.
His leadership includes supplying food and water, organisation, mediating internal and personal conflicts, and supplying the people’s needs.
On the issue of Fiji as a Christian state-well this is like a religious war, divine authority versus human authority in religion, which loses the essence of spiritual desire-we are better off with the silence of our scriptures-let’s not make religion a law.
Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
China Bridge has collapsed and the Fiji bridges are almost collapsing. Who is to be blamed? The innocent, Chinese/Fijian people or the leaders who had these responsibilities of looking after the infrastructures when they were in power?
We do not need leaders who lead the public for their own good and be absent minded towards their responsibilities.
The Bainimarama sibling’s mentality and presentation about issues close to our hearts proves that the children of Fiji are concerned about the future of our beloved country.
Their voice must carry weight as they are our future leaders.




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