Effective leadership, vital for growing people, says CIPM
With the global unprecedented levels of crisis and turbulence, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has advised leaders to demonstrate vision, transparency, integrity, as well as principled values and competencies sufficient to ignite personal and national transformation.
President and Chairman of the Governing Council, CIPM, Olusegun Mojeed, gave the charge at the 54th International Conference and Exhibition (ICE), in Port-Harcourt, with the theme ‘Leading People, Growing Nations’.
Noting that the conference was about people and performance, he said the unprecedented changes had placed a demand and burden for a new approach to leading people and growing nations.
Mojeed, said countries, especially on the African continent are currently facing leadership gaps, which had stifled their growth and development on various frontiers vis-a-vis economic, political, sociocultural, technical and human capital development.
According to him, recent events in the world had proven that effective leadership is vital for growing people and eventually, growing nations.
By this, he said the CIPM’s ICE was designed to bring people managers and professionals together, rallying around a common goal to continue to evolve and excel, adding “this gathering is very remarkable because as business leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, managers of people and other resources, our day-to-day decisions affect the entire nation.”
Director-General of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Adewale Oyerinde, said there was the need to deepen collaboration within the context of advocacy.
While commending the CIPM for resilience in attaining enviable height, he added that it takes an institution to rise to the challenge to cater for the needs of employees.