CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP AND THE CRISIS OF CHARACTER
In the dynamic stage play of contemporary leadership playing out on the world stage today, there are many "characters" who lack character. A lack of strong and praise worthy leadership has made a mess of our world. Every country on earth is challenged by the absence of resolute leadership as it struggles under precarious times.
Politically, economically, and socially, our nations are experiencing turmoil and moral decay - characterized by crime, religious conflicts, economic uncertainties, unequal distribution of resources, political corruption, civil unrest, the disintegration of the family, cyber-crime, poverty, disease, famine, sexual abuse, greed, racial clashes, ethnic "cleansing", global terrorism, and wars.
Our twenty first century has suddenly appeared to become an experiment for self-destructive abilities with the emergence of Boko Haram and the Avengers in Nigeria, ISIS in the Middle East, a departure from founding "spiritual" philosophy in the United States, Zika Virus, disappearing planes in Malaysia, and all kinds of occurrences that seem to tilt the balance.
Our generation no doubt is in dare need of strong leaders who have the courage to grapple with perplexing issues and seemingly overwhelming problems, as well as the ability to discover and implement workable solutions.
More than anything else, what we require today are competent, effective, visionary leaders in all walks of life.