Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. It can also be define as the art of influencing others to their maximum performance in order to accomplish any task, objective or project.
It can also be known as an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their mutual purposes. From the foregoing it can be deduced that Hon. Stephen Ibrahim Agya is indeed a leader with empathy who has created a legitimate rapport with his works which makes it less likely than personal issues and resentment to creep in and derail his working relationship. He is empathetic to the concern of his constituents, share in their vision rather than foster a negative feelings.
Agya being a consistent leader who has gained for himself respect and credibility, which is essential tool of leadership evident in his fairness and credibility.
He is an exceptional leader adept in handling stress and balancing his personal and professional live full with compassion with the ability to respond to his people and events in an appropriate way thus maintaining self control and discipline in actions, eschewing been overly reserved or inflexible.
After all open minded approach is necessary for today’s leaders as such it’s a trait Stephen possesses as he’s always prepared to adjust his strategies to capture emerging opportunities or tackle unexpected challenges. Thinking strategically is an on going process that involves assessing his environment by being curious and genuinely interested in his people with a flexible mindset and trying new approaches and ideas.
Ibrahim is a good listener and a communicator who clearly and succinctly explain set targets for specific goals to be achieved. He knows how to use his power and authority appropriately with overwhelming or empowering his constituents for development.
He’s accountable and take responsibility for his own mistakes and ready to make amend, he as well work within established procedures for effectiveness and productive result.
Hon. Stephen being a visionary and exceptional leader has the ability to look into the future of the youths by being proactive in setting concrete goals that will help benefit them in achieving their dreams and aspirations. He is confident and optimistic, inspiring enthusiasm among youths.
Agya has a good political leader does not take what is similar to his views as facts and base his decisions on that. He uses reliable and unfiltered information to make judgments and to come up with resolutions. In other words, he stands above his own belief to observe events objectively while others fails to do so. In addition, he does not suffer from a self serving bias thus moving above himself and serving the society.
Agya has stood above any specific religious or political views of his own and is independent of any attachment to a specific agenda. His personal belief become his private matters and he learnt to leave them out side the door once he steps into a leadership role. In other words, his belief expands so that it includes everyone’s believes not seeking fame and attention.
He has moved above and beyond any egoistic and primitive need for power, attention, or establishing his personal agendas and works with the intention of good-for-all. He is not into hiding the truth for the sake of looking good under any guise.
Stephen says it as it is, it doesn’t matter whose ox is gored. He doesn’t manipulate or misguide the public. It takes a lot of courage to do this and he has that courage. He is focused on specific, achievable, and measurable goals and demands outcomes.
Hon. Agya is focused and does not get distracted. His goals, whether small or large, are reasonable and achievable and are directed towards the long term results not quick and temporary fixes that may backfire thus encourages people to be accountable for their actions.
He has helped people to understand that they are accountable for their society and its outcome and teaches them to make compromises and responsible choices. He does not support a sense of self-serving entitlement that has gone too far and is counter-productive for the society as a whole as well as does not pay attention to being politically correct but ethically so.
As a leader he understands that in order for the whole society to be a functional and healthy one, some adjustments need to be made and people need to learn to give some in order to gain some, thereby does not make idealistic promises but realistic ones.
He makes a sustainable promises and is a man of his words, he is honest even if it doesn’t get approval.
He thinks globally and acts locally. He realizes that in order for his constituency to live in prosperity as a powerful and blessed constituents, reasonable steps need to be taken to make sure others achieve the same goals. He is aware that with power comes responsibility and that now more than ever, through technology, we are becoming more and more inner related, globally.
Stephen is secure enough to take personal responsibility when one is needed. In other words, been a good political leader he has an internal locus of control while he is aware of the effects of the external forces.
Hon. Stephen as a good political leader with a healthy emotional IQ and has learned to move above his emotions, conditionings, and his fixations to specific outcomes to think logically and globally. In other words, he is rational and in control of his emotion and when the public is going through the emotional roller coaster, he is there to guide them through.
He is thirsty for factual, expert oriented and unbiased knowledge all the time and on all levels. He does not make himself look good by assaulting others. A leader that can be trusted who does not take others down for himself to go up. He is more of a collaborator than a competitor.
He tries to build bridges rather than destroy them. He is a natural mediator rather than one that creates conflict, tension, and separation.
A man with this trait will surely make Gashaka, Kurmi and Sardauna constituency realise it worth if given the mandate to represent them in the National House of representatives come 2019.