Zambia’s past and current negative leadership


Zambia today is confronted by immense challenges. More than 60% of our people are living below the poverty line, which means they lack basic human needs.

This is a shame and an aberration on the leadership of this country of great wealth potential. Why are we in this position of despondency after a bright start in 1964? The answer is leadership. Our country has suffered from negative leadership.

Eugene Habecker, a Christian writer, in his book “Rediscovering the Soul of Leadership” made a great observation about leadership, he said: ‘it can be positive or negative; it can be slanted toward God’s divine purpose or in another direction. It is leadership just the same.’ He goes on to identify four characteristics of a negative leader based on Chapter 34 of the Book of Ezekiel in the Holy Bible.

These characteristics of a negative leader are:


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