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Rev. Minister Outlines 10 Keys For Successful Leadership


The 2012 graduates of Regent-Ghana were on Sunday, April 29, 2012, sent out into the world of work with ten keys with which they could open the door of success in their various fields of endeavour.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service held at the City Campus to express gratitude to God for the success of the 5th graduation ceremony held the previous day, the Very Rev. Emmanuel K. Aryee of the Bethel Methodist Church, Takoradi, urged the graduates to factor first of all, in the supernatural into their plans.

He said God had created man in His image with the intention that man would receive supernatural insight from Him to realise his potentials.

He said to realise God’s design for their lives, they must spend time in prayer and not be ashamed to be seen as reliant on Him.

The Very Rev. Aryee also stressed on the need for leaders to be self-disciplined as without self-control they could easily be destroyed by their weaknesses and scuttle their dreams and aspirations. He mentioned historical figures like Alexander the Great who were brought to their knees by their frailties. He noted that in spite of their individual problems they must imbibe the need for suffering and sacrifice when the occasion demands that course of action.

The minister touched on the value and power of employing creative words and the need for leaders to surround themselves with positive- minded persons who can help them to achieve intended results.

The Reverend Minister urged the outgoing graduates not to be afraid of working with people whom may know better than themselves in their desire to be problem solvers.

He further encouraged them to be good citizens, action-oriented, courageous in the face of challenges and to make evaluation of their programmes a necessary part of their plans.

Commenting on the sermon, Rev. Prof. E. Kingsley Larbi, President and Founder of the University College, said as creatures of God, human beings had the innate ability to be creative and to take charge of their circumstances.

He urged the graduates not to be afraid to employ their God-given characteristics as that would ensure their success in life. He also invoked the blessings and presence on the graduates as they go into the world.

A brief refreshment was organised for the graduates during which they interacted with each other and members of the faculty.