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21 July 2014


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Thank you Felix. Jesus is a classic example.

Thanks Elvis. I think the most important thing that you have contemplated a lot here is the leadership. I am 100% agreeing with you. My reason being that nothing happens without a leader, and nothing change without a leader.

But let us ask ourselves, what is or who is the leader. This is what I think many people are lacking.

Many people said this person is the leader because he is popular or many people follow or he is strong.

For example, you might say Peter O'Neill is a leader because many people followed him. My analysis is Hitler is a strategist in that he conceived how to manipulate people and systems. That is not the same as leadership.

I believe the redemption to the modern leadership crisis is to go far back to God as the source of the true definition of leadership.

Remember in Genesis God gave the authority to man to lead; that mandate implies that everyone has the capacity to lead. The problem now is the mentality is still missing.

We all are born with the ability to become leaders but the mentality is the way you see yourself as a leader in the society.

I think the mentality of becoming a leader is very clear with Jesus. He, said, if you want to become great you must be a servant. This means that, true leadership is not measured by how many people follows you but by how many people you serve.

To the simplicity of my mind, many of the ethical issues seen in the youths today as portrayed from the idea of sori-cup happens for a cause and reason because some of these of youths are talented with hidden potential, but maybe due to other factors in life, like lower socio-economic and educational background, they are unable to articulate their needs the way their actions do.

So, such cohorts of youths hold no objection to regionalism nor either do they enclave to tribal groupings and discriminate each others on ethical or ethnic credentials. They have a leader who has this ability to form allies and find solutions more than the puzzle they faced.

Therefore, any forms of ingenuity, creativity and innovation they brought up is a genuine expression of their enthusiasm, trust and dynamic expansion of their way of life in building their units to enhance social relations and so forth.

They have a strong and fair leader who create trust but also provide vision, direction, purpose, and a sense of mission around which the whole members of the group felt they are unite to their allies as in the idea of Sori-Cup

And looking at the PNG contemporary leadership style, its obvious there is a lack of trust to create great leadership.

Trust is something that has to be earned. All the PNG strong leaders must create trust but also provide vision, direction, purpose, and a sense of accomplishment in the fair distribution of the country’s economic wealth in which citizens fell they are unite.

And by all means, any forms of practice that breeds racial tension, regionalism or ethnic discrimination that same old devil, should and must be buried.

Strong leadership tools only work when vision is clear, and strategy is accepted as the way forward to accomplishment. Otherwise citizens starting from the bureaucratic level become demotivated, lack focus and deviate from the priorities of the leadership, which will then have an impact upon the citizens.

In addition, PNG Leadership styles and tools must manage the risk and seize opportunity leading the people in unstable times and thrive with stability despite economic chaos or crisis. Leadership should prepare for great open doors, focus on what really matter, and recovery.

Focus on your most important people and connect with passion to invest for the best of the people (citizens).

Hi Keith, "the stronger the nation is, the toughest it mist make the decision based, based on the challenges it faces and the experience that it faces.

Knowledge to make decision without experience is talking without knowing what to do.

A philosophy therefore is what we know and experience, and that enable us to walk with common sense to reach desires.

Thanks, Felix, well put - KJ

Just responding to the second last line. I don't think we have very little. There is enough to deliver services for all the districts. Members get K10 million a year for the DSIP component.

With good planning and priority spending we should get all the districts rolling; then there can be some sense of national movement.

Yes, Mr Yegiora, I am convinced that a nation can survive only when it developed something out of nothing but curiosity.

That is the philosophy through the challenges it faces to reach its destiny.

Not entirely clear what you mean, Felix. That one needs more thought - KJ

Good student, so you analyzed my crazy ideas.

Keep on writing!

Very good analogy. I've never thought of it that way before. Makes you wonder whether some of our leaders are in parliament to serve the people or for their own benefit.

Well said. The concept of 'wari cup' philosophically and psychologically conveys a message to leaders to share and distribute what they are entrusted with for the benefit of the marginalised, deprived, and voiceless majority of Papua New Guineans struggling to survive in the remotest parts of PNG.

Here is youth shifting the 'wari cup' as an example of real unity and the reality of sharing their 'wealth' of K5 or K10.

Compare this with the leaders diverting the state's millions of kina for their personal gain and ignoring their prime obligation to share the economic wealth of the nation so youths need not use the 'wari kap' any longer.

The wari cup continues because misuse of funds continues.

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