Our church had a two-day seminar on leadership on Friday and Saturday. Our church council currently has five members. Two were present for the training. That's typical Haitian leadership. People here are eager to occupy that place of leadership, but seldom willing to sacrifice in love and humility...things you need to practice in order to really lead progress.
The seminar was positive. The pastor defined good leadership. The problem is that many present are FUTURE leaders. And much of what we learned together will be used to criticize and weaken the current leaders.
I've often told people here (and I repeated it at the seminar) that those who never learn to submit with their whole heart to the leadership of others will never be good leaders. You can't lead without having been a good follower at some point.
ASAPH soccer tournaments are very much about leadership. Young men are placed in a hierarchy that requires respect for those both above and below. It's one way to train people into recognizing and practicing good leadership.
One interesting point in our pastor's presentation was this: A mediocre leader repeats truths he has heard; a good leader explains those truths; a super leader demonstrates those truths; and a wonderful leader inspires followers to practice those same truths. Here's to wonderful leadership in Haiti! And the USA!