Meet DOMINIC NSIKAN

"A good leader adopts a leadership style that lends itself to ethical considerations, for example transformational and adaptive styles – both of which engage followers in the decision making processes."

What inspires you?

Nature inspires me!

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became aware and involved.

When i got admission into the college I decided I wanted to take a course in environment stewardship because I love nature and everything about it. In my ecology class, i was told that trees serve as the lungs of the planet. They breath in carbon dioxide and breath out oxygen and help in reducing ozone level in the atmosphere. I was really fascinated by the huge amount of rainforest we have around the world and how fast they disappear due to deforestation. After my graduation, I started supporting environmental projects by donating to rainforest charities and telling and informing people about the environment, I even made a video about the rainforest. In the quest to achieve a greener and cleaner environment, I implemented several environmental stewardship projects that engaged young people and teachers in taking action to mitigate the impact of environmental degradation in their communities.

Share your perspectives on what makes a good leader.

My perspective on what makes a good leader includes the following: A good leader takes the lead. A good leader has personality, courage, clear vision with ambition to succeed. A good leader encourages the team to perform to their optimum all the time and drives organisational success. A good leader has the ability of the ethical person to shine through to leadership. A good leader has the ability to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the tasks expected from him/her, both in terms of the job that is required to be completed, but with respect to his/her contribution the wider organisation. A good leader adopts a leadership style that lends itself to ethical considerations, for example transformational and adaptive styles – both of which engage followers in the decision making processes.

Do you think TakingITGlobal can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already?

Definitely, TakingITGlobal has inspired me greatly! I have been an intern with DeforestACTION, a partnered environmental Stewardship program with TakingITGlobal coordinated by Sara Hassan, which helped me greatly to gain more insight in the area of environmental management. I was recruited as an intern by TakingITGlobal to facilitate the activities of DeforestACTION in the west Africa Region in 2012. This opportunity helped me to initiate several environmental activities in my community. Check http://greenupnigeria.blogspot.com


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