As societies and organizations grapple with the complexities of fostering sustainable growth, the need to groom leaders who can rise up to this challenge has become a global priority.
The Pan Atlantic University Nigeria premier privately owned university, is among many institutions worldwide that are increasingly responding to this need by preparing their young graduates for leadership roles. The school recently invited the general manager for the
Professor Juan Elegido, vice chancellor of the university, described Adetunji in his introductory remarks as “an exceptional leader of an exceptional company in Nigeria.” He noted that
In an interactive session with the audience, Adetunji shared his personal story and his ongoing 22-year long career journey in The
Acknowledging that myriad leadership principles exist, Adetunji said leadership essentially sums up to the 7Cs:
- Clarity (of vision),
- Congruence and
He illustrated each of these attributes with examples from some world-renowned leaders like Lee Kuan Yew, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela, and cited the relationship between The
Adetunji’s speech inspired excited questions and commentaries from the audience, most of which relate to his experience with the company. “The
Adetunji challenged the students to reflect on one of Plato’s sayings. “This place is the way it is because the people are the way they are,” and to make a personal commitment to be the true leaders that would take the country to where it ought to be, "he said.