1. Leadership is an Asset when it is people-centered, but a Liability when it is ego-centric.
  2. The Greatest Act of Leadership Is mentoring.
  3. If what you learn, achieve, accumulate or accomplish dies with you then you are a generational failure.
  4. Mentoring is the manifestation of the highest level of personal maturity, security, and self-confidence.
  5. An insecure person will never train people. He will oppress people.
  6. Mature people create people greater than themselves.
  7. Your assignment has a shelf life.
  8. You will die one day; so train your replacement.
  9. Your greatest gift to the world is your Mentee.
  10. True leaders do not seek followers. Followers are attracted to true Leaders.
  11. The Greatest obligation of true leadership is to transfer your deposit to the next generation.
  12. Leadership success is measured by the success of their Successors.
  13. No matter how great you may have been, if you didn’t produce a Successor, you are a failure.
  14. You preserve what you built through mentorship.
  15. Legacy is about preserving all that you’ve built by raising other people.
  16. Success without a successor is a failure.
  17. Leadership that serves only its Generation is destined to failure.
  18. If your vision dies with you, you have failed.
  19. Legacy is about living beyond your grave.
  20. Leadership Is Not a sprint but a relay.
  21. The most important part of a relay is to successfully pass the baton on, not running.
  22. The ultimate goal and measure of true leadership is not to maintain followers but to produce Leaders.
  23. True leadership measures its success by the diminishing dependency factor of its Followers.
  24. The ultimate measure of leadership is the ability to delegate tasks but not responsibilities.
  25. True leadership makes itself increasingly unnecessary.
  26. You are a successful leader when your Followers can lead Others.
  27. Your goal as a Leader is to destroy the dependency of the people around you.
  28. You are a great Leader when your people don’t need you.
  29. Make people greater than you and you will live forever.
  30. True Leaders do not seek power; they rather seek to empower Others. 31. Never confuse your position with your value.
  31. The first act of a true leader is identifying your Replacement and you begin to mentor them.
  32. You become great by producing people greater than yourself.
  33. When you produce Someone greater than yourself, don’t get jealous.
  34. When you train your Replacement, you are free to expand your work.
  35. When you mentor people, your legacy will make your Tombstone unnecessary.

About the author

Dr. Muchelule

Dr. Muchelule has a Doctorate degree in project management,
masters in project management, with another ongoing Ph.D. in
management information systems, Bachelor of Science in computer science, ISO certified systems auditor, IT Governance as well as a child protection certified expert from Harvard University, Microsoft Certified IT, professional expert, from Microsoft U.S.A., Certified senior management expert as well
as strategic leadership development expert from Kenya School of Government with over 15 years of experience in ICT, project management, and Monitoring Evaluation. Currently, he is ACCA Strategic Business Leadership National Award-Winning Mentor (2022), Grasshoppers Global Award-Winning ICT Mentor, Florida U.S.A (2019), and IBM Research Africa Emerging Technology Mentorship Award (2018). Dr. Muchelule is a key facilitator in the Office of Registrar of Political Parties(ORPP), Kenya on its mandate, As well as lead trainer/facilitator to Kajiado County Ward Managers on Monitoring & evaluation, Gulf cap top management facilitator on project design, monitoring
& evaluation on Buxton Point Affordable Housing Project Mombasa County, Kenya, Key technical member on monitoring & evaluation of Kenya Judiciary, Co-Consultant with Africa
Population & Health Research Centre (APHRC) on the development of Kenya National Sanitation Policy, Lead consultant in the Development of Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning (MEL) Plan For National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ)- Court Users Committees (CUC), Lead consultant on the development of Gender Policy for the Kenya Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU); lead consultant on Systems Analysis and Design For Projects Information Management System for Kenya's national water harvesting and storage authority(NWHSA), Team member in the development of Kenya judiciary strategic plan, lead consultant Kenya National Treasury in the Development of Standard Methodological Manual for Project Level Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting, ICT authority Technical committee member on Digital Literacy Program Implementation among Public Schools in Kenya, lead consultant in Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada (“MEDA”) on Equitable Prosperity through Private Sector Development (MSAWA Project).
He is among the Founder and Executive Director of the MettaMetta Foundation western region of Kenya, Technical Projects Advisor at The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), An adjunct Lecturer at Kenya School of Law, a lecturer in both public and
private sectors in Kenya namely Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Moi University, Umma University an External Examiner at Azteca University Canada & Mexico, External curriculum reviewer for Daystar, Kenya & South Eastern University of Kenya, a grasshopper’s faculty member in the U.S.A, PMI certified member U.S.A. With
working experience in development partner agencies like ACORD, MUBADIROON in sub-Sahara Africa, AMREF-Maanisha programme-Kenya, Mumias Muslim Community Programme (MUMCOP)Kenya, Technical and Financial Audit for a Safe Programming in Kakuma & Dadaab Refugee Camps by International Rescue Committee. Dr. Muchelule has published more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journals articles in various fields of applied, social & management sciences as well as on societies issues with applicable solutions to their problems through research; currently, he is a member of the community of Researchers for Global Journals for UK and USA and a Fellow Reviewer for both International Journal for Economics, Commerce, and Management, as well as an editorial research board member of Lakenya University, Kenya, and a coordinator of the
incubation hub as well research committee board member Umma University, Kenya; as well as a committee member of the ICT master plan for Kenya Vision 2030.

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