By Amb Adichie Izuchukwu
Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has always been known to be a refined CEO, Billionaire Businessman and International Entrepreneur of enviable repute who is characterized with empathy, humility and kindness. He is a transformational leader who is satisfied when his wards are satisfied, a leader who always gets the job done since true leaders are known to produce results.
Can we just imagine a leader without empathy? He would be a ruler and not a leader promoting chaos. Society would probably not survive such a leadership.
Empathy is, at its simplest, awareness of the feelings and emotions of others especially those under one’s care.
For the Oil Magnate, Dr. Ubah, who was on November 28, 2017, conferred with the prestigious Fellowship award of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), empathy is a key element of Emotional Intelligence, for it creates connection between him and the people, by bringing them together and helping to forge friendship and love. Here is a man who would not like his ward to feel vulnerable and lonely; a man who believes that people must be properly formed, informed and empowered.
For the Publisher of the fast growing Authority Newspapers, being humble does not mean being a chump. Using humility to be more effective has been the secret of his success. He is of the school of thought that no one person has answers to all the problems and that is why he is always open to all shades of opinion.
Public interactions with this Chief Executive Officer of Authority 91.9 FM shows he always seeks input from public to ensure they have all the facts and are used in decision making.
This is the kind of leader people want to work with, a leader who values people’s opinions rather than ignore or dismiss them simply because of his status. Humble yet effective leaders like Dr. Ubah are comfortable asking for input and can just as easily be decisive when the situation calls for it.
We are all aware that the world we are living in today is an interconnected one, where everything we do affects other things. This is encouraging because it means that when you are kind, you are usually affecting more than the person right in front of you. Research proves that happiness raises nearly every administrative, managerial and business outcome: raising productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as its good effect on good health and quality of life by 37%.
For the President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Dr Ubah, who understands an act of kindness is like a pebble dropped in a pond. Just as the pebble lifts lily pads at the other side of the pond, so an act of kindness lifts the person you help but also many of those connected to that person. As their own spirits are lifted, their behavior towards others is kinder too.
He has continued to show his kindness and support to Ndi-Anambra, Ndi-Igbo, Nigerians and beyond in one way or the other.
For Ndi-Anambra South, it is equally the time we all should rally around him and show him the equal kindness and support he has always shown us.
Time to liberate Anambra South is now!