1. Leadership is an Asset when it is people-centred,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 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. Mentor someone today before you retire tomorrow.


Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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