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YOU CAN NOT LEAD PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO BE LIKE YOU SO LEADERSHIP IS INSPIRATION NOT POSITION. DAVID CHINOMNSO OFURUM

YOU CAN NOT LEAD PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO BE LIKE YOU SO LEADERSHIP IS INSPIRATION NOT POSITION. DAVID CHINOMNSO OFURUM

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LMA interviewed today another extraodinary being i must say, he is all in one. Meeting David is another meeting of great minds, indeed he is something else, we can’t wait to appreciate and honour him for his selfless works and service, making sure that lives are been touched and transformed through his writing, speaking and mentoring.

David Chinomnso Ofurum is an Author, Motivator, Entreprenuer and a Nobleman which he self-styles as the abbreviation AMEN. An Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (anipr), David concluded, in 2015, a master’s degree programme in Mass Communication from the National Open University of Nigeria having obtained a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline from the great Imo State University, Owerri in 2004.

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David is the author of the daily inspirational capsules, titled#DAILYROAR and the weekly (every Sunday) sermon title #ALPHATALK, both of which are published online across various social media platforms, including his blog www.davidofurum.word­press.com. His first published book, Survivor, released in 2015 is an inspirational masterpiece enjoying international readership, especially in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Arrangements are at an advanced stage for the release of the first paperback volume of #DAILYROAR in 2016. His personal life philosophy which says “I’d rather die a lion (courageous) than live a chicken (cowardly)” provides a constant driving force for this amiable gentleman who wants to be remembered for leaving legacies of COURAGE, INTEGRITY, STRENGTH, FOCUS, DETERMINATION, SMARTNESS AND GODLINESS.

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David Ofurum pastors one the fastest growing branches of Dominion Chapel International Churches in Abuja where he provides deep and compelling insights into the Bible, helping many lives transform into the exact image of God’s word and attain the fullness of their God-given potentials.The overriding passion of this great mind is to help people understand who they are, appreciate their environment, harness their potentials and enjoy the Alpha Life. He believes there is both a lion and a chicken in everyone, the lion being asurvivor and the chicken being a victim, and one of those two must be subdued or out rightly killed for the other to control aman’s life. He is convinced everyone can be a lion.
In 2013, David was awarded the Best Role Model of the Year by the Youthful and Useful Awards which celebrates the contributions of persons who positively impact the lives of the youth through their personal lives and social works. David and his beautiful wife Eddy enjoy a blissful and blessed home.

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LEADERSHIP

Leadership is the ability to exemplarily inspire service. A person who tells others what to do without being practically involved in the doing of such as an example for others to emulate is not a leader but a dictator.
Leaders do not tell followers what to do, they show them. Leadership is therefore an exemplified service and a leader is thus nothing more than a glorified servant. I believe in the concept of Servant Leadership as the only form of true leadership there is. In Matthew 23:11, Jesus prescribes that, to lead well and truly, a leader must be the servant of all: “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant” (KJV). Also in Luke 22:26, He says “…he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve” (KJV).
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Then He goes further to exemplify and give a clear instruction to His disciples about Servant Leadership: “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (John 13:14-15 – KJV).Exemplary Service rather than dictatorship inspires followership. Those affected by your humble service will usually desire to be like you so that others can also be affected by their own exemplary service and be inspired to emulate them. That way, the ripple effect is tremendous and society is the ultimate beneficiary. So leadership is not necessarily positional but inspirational. Inspiration of followers is the critical core of leadership which also produces respect for leaders by their followers. If you occupy an enviable position without being an inspiration, you will at best inspire rebellion. You cannot lead people who do not want to become like you.
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In a group, it is possible for one person to be in position while someone else, an individual without a position, is the real leader whom others are following. Anyone who purports to lead followers who detest his example is merely entertaining himself. Leadership bears the responsibilities of path finding, light shedding and courage stimulation. That is to say that leadership champions the cause of figuring out what must be done, clarifying and specifying how it should be done and then motivating the will of followers to dare all odds standing in the way of getting it done. In discharging all these responsibilities, leadership has to be hand-on

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