Leaders in Authority
The contrast between the correct words and the almost correct words is the distinction amongst lightning and the lightning bug. It is in this country where many aspire to titles so that they may force others to respect them. I believe respect is earned and it is never about titles. However, when the same individuals get to the position of authority, they start adopting another bad style of leadership because they don’t understand what is “power”. This is a sensitive year to the residence of Kenya, the election year, where every Kenyans look up to the leaders to lead their followers in peaceful campaigns and elections. In the past few days, it is evident that our elected leaders have been reckless with their words they share with the public. James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership”.
Our country needs orientations from the people in authority, we require them to be good examples. In 2007 post-election violence, it was fueled by reckless words that incited the public to a path of violence. “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverb 12:18. As much as we support the right to speak freely, how about we avoid inducing Kenyan citizens to a wrong direction.
Painters have a brush, artists have an etch, specialists have a surgical tool, and conductors have an implement —and leaders have language. As it were, it is language that makes our existence exist. Connecting language to an occasion, understanding, or condition permits it to be deciphered, comprehended, and shared.
We do not speak the language; language speaks to us.
Talk is a universal social action that people participate in. As anyone might expect, it is language that manufactures the social and social universes we live in. It is arguably the most imperative resource for practicing more effective leadership
Language is an arrangement of correspondence; it is the basic connection between the made present and the uncreated future, it is the glue that connects the reality and the expected results.
For leaders, language is a vehicle for deciding, settling question, sanctioning works on, measuring results, and sharing development and inventiveness. Unfortunately, our leaders have perfected the art of hate speech and enjoyed court process. The famous saying that “Politics is dirty” is evident from how they talk dirty.
If we want transformation in the leadership field, we need less information and more application. Not so much clarification but rather more motivation. The void made by the inability to convey the eventual fate of our nation is now loaded with the toxin, claptrap, and deception.
The need of Civic teachers: Leaders are the perfect civic teachers, they should utilize the authority they have and start a good conversation amongst their own followers, productive conversation that leads to a better society. As we approached 2017, the electorates are charged more than before, if incited, we will see a bad wave of rebellion across the country. Leaders should invest heavily in teaching the public the need for peaceful campaigns and elections.
Kenyans need leaders who lead with an open will, leaders with the character when they lead with the character they manufacture believability. When they have believability, they are trusted. To lead intends to take risks, to take after new ways. Open will implies surrendering to risk, permitting what may come to develop without resistance. In Germany, the ruling party works with the opposition party, those are great illustrations we can copy.
“And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” James 3:6. Our leaders should make sense of how to pick their words unequivocally, as they can hurt, and misdirect others. Words can’t be recovered, Harsh words look like bullets: in any case, they can, regardless, leave an intense harm. Likewise, as a less than the dependable rule, a sorry is lacking to patch the wounds you take off. At the point when the dialect of our leaders is propelled, all of Kenyans will be changed. Leaders need to invest carefully in the message they share with the listeners, conversations that will yield a productive nation, we require productive conversations with productive politics.

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