Nigeria: Lagos trains workers in transformational leadership

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has emphasised the determination of his administration to equip its workforce, especially the senior management and directors in ministries, departments and agencies with transformational leadership and attitudinal change training.

He said the training would enable them to confront the challenges relating to their work and compete with their counterparts in developed countries.

Ambode, represented by the Commissioner, Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke, urged the top echelon, particularly directors and top management staff at the training to imbibe the qualities of transformational leadership, saying “leadership is not only about our ideas, our strategies and our vision, but how a good leader can transform work habits in the Lagos State Public Service, stimulate sustainable innovation and promote productivity.

He said: “Transformational leadership is not about our title or our authority or having a great personality, or being a motivating speaker, it emphasises that leadership is the one that influences others to change their attitude, values and thus their performance.” The programme, tagged: ‘Impact of transformational leadership on work ethics, innovation and attitudinal change”, organised by Viewpoint Educational Services in conjunction with Lagos State Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pension, among other things, considered how one’s work ethics could beneficially or adversely affect one’s productivity as an individual or as a member of the team.

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