"One of the greatest leadership challenges is training. It's pretty rare to be on a high performance team, where everybody is perfectly suited for their position and driven towards continuous improvement. So, most teams are characterized by people who are committed but require lots of external motivation to participate at a high level. In management circles, we talk about the carrot and the stick approach. The carrot is incentive. The stick is punishment. the concept is actually congruent with the structure of Ifa, wherein sacrifice and observing taboos results in blessings but failure to do so invites calamity. The key is train people to know and understand exactly what must be done to get the desired outcomes. As the leader, it is up to you to make sure people are clear about what they need to do, how it needs be done and when it's due. This usually requires over communication, in the sense that you will need to give more detail than you think is necessary. Some people need more historical details. Others need more mechanical details. Either way,you must be generous with the right kinds of information for each individual. Not only that, training requires lots repetition. You have to repeat the same message in a variety of ways if you want people to fully grasp it on their own terms. So, you must be generous with your mental and emotional flexibility, which will allow you to share the vision from various angles. Ultimately, training is ongoing. You will have to conduct some form of development activities within your group several times every year. As people and our environment continue to shift, leadership means anticipating the training needs and preparing your people to meet the changes and not be overwhelmed by them. Leadership the future of Orisa Lifestyle will be defined by the ability to accurately predict the training and development needs of the devotees and young priests."
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www.OrisaLifestyle.com