10 simple leadership lessons from Zimbabwe's sacked President

Mugabe’s troubles started when he fired his close ally and vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, allegedly in a bid to pave way for his wife, Grace Mugabe to take over from him.

Maj Gen SB Moyo'sannouncement brought to an end,what seemed to be the ‘everlasting’ reign of Robert Mugabe, the country’s leader for over 30 years.

Mugabe’s troubles started when he fired his close ally and vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, allegedly in a bid to pave way for his wife, Grace Mugabe to take over from him.

Mugabe’s ouster has brought to the fore, some key leadership lessons.

1. Don’t assume your followers love you, practice leadership by walking around. It will help you feel their pulse.

2. Beware of praise singers and the small voice of deception.

3. Close doors gently when parting ways with your allies.

4. Know when to bow out and give room for others to shine, because it is not all about you.

5. Power will always come back to you, if you release it.

6. Embrace criticism and study to understand the points in every opposing view.

7. Leadership is about influence. Coercion will not always work.

8. Take feedback from your followers seriously. You will blame yourself if you ignore it.

9. Be open to change and new ideas. Don’t isolate yourself from positive people and development.

10. Emotional intelligence is a requirement for every leader.

My prayers go out to the people of Zimbabwe. Thank you.

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