Bridging the Leadership Gap: For Smooth Transition and Successful Post Conflict Ethiopia
|March 24, 2016||Posted by Assegid under Announcements, Ethiopia, Events, Human Rights, Leadership, Politics, Updates||
Last year’s PRO Leadership Global annual conference recognized the 3 G (Geographic, Generational, and Gender) Leadership Gaps. There is more leadership need in the Southern Hemisphere than the Western. By 2020, just 4 years from now, research shows that 33 million baby boomer leaders retire just in the US alone. It’s apparent to everyone who is paying attention that women constitute more than half of the majority of the communities around the world plus, researches reveal that, they shoulder more than 75% of the burden and responsibilities behind the scene at family, community, and societal levels. But, they’re significantly absent at the front, and they’re not empowered to lead. These 3 leadership gaps should be bridged if our desire is to tackle the enormous challenges of the 21st C and to tap into the incredible opportunities the era presents.
PRO Leadership, through its leadership, advisors, and volunteers, will continue to try its best to play its share in bridging the existing leadership gap. You’re most welcomed to join us as a volunteer, partner, and/or sponsor. This responsibility of bridging the 3G Leadership Gaps is our collective responsibility, and there is a part you should play based on your passion, talent, experience, or at least using your resources.
In the meantime, I’m going to speak on this coming Saturday morning at Georgetown Marriott Hotel in DC (check out the attached flyer for detail), and the theme of my presentation is: “Bridging the Leadership Gap: For Smooth Transition and Successful Post Conflict Ethiopia”.
Ethiopia has been facing enormous challenges such as ruthless dictators, chronic famine, the lack of freedom, justice, and democracy. The country will remain one of the poorest countries in the world; its people will continue to suffer unless she fixes the leadership gap. The future of Ethiopia lays in the hands of its competent contemporary and future leaders. Ethiopia needs the right leaders at all levels.
We all have different answers for this key question: Who is (are) the culprits for Ethiopia’s backwardness and misery? We may point our fingers at so many places and persons in an attempt to blame the responsible parties. This presentation proposes that it’s the leadership gap- more than any other single factor- that failed our country. As the saying goes, leadership makes or breaks, and we aren’t exceptional.
This presentation shows the roles leadership has been playing for our inability to bring lasting changes in our country, leadership lessons we may learn from our past, and from others’ experiences, and some suggestions on how to bridge the leadership gap that exists.
Hope you could be able to come and share your insights, stories, and feedback. See you there…