The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Inlaks, Femi Adeoti, says that successful leaders can inspire, motivate and act as mentors to those they are leading.
He stated this at the IT Merit Award and Investiture ceremony organised by the Nigeria Computer Society, Ogun State chapter, in Abeokuta.
Adeoti, who spoke on the importance of empowering and coaching team members towards becoming leaders, said, “The essence of leadership is to have a clear vision, establish goals and provide team members with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve those goals.
“Information Technology is at the centre of everything we do in the world today and it is important for leaders to have the right leadership skills to survive in the ever-changing Information and Communications Technology industry.”
Adeoti said that integrity was one of the top attributes of a great leader, stating that it entailed a consistency of actions and a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstance.
Integrity, according to him, is what establishes the leader on a solid ground.
He cited the Law of the Lid, Law of Influence and Law of Empowerment by John Maxwell as some of the leadership principles that every leader must embrace to become effective.
He stated, “I commend the outgoing executive officials for their service and leadership to the Nigeria Computer Society, Ogun State chapter, and urge the incoming executive to consolidate on the efforts of their predecessors.
“I also congratulate the awardees who have been recognised for their contributions to the ICT industry. We must all play our part as individuals and as a community to ensure that Nigeria becomes the country of our dreams.”
Inlaks is a system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners Original Equipment Manufacturers in the technology industry to provide solutions that exceed the needs of customers.
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