In every company, there is something called “Succession planning”. Succession planning is a process whereby an organization ensures that employees are recruited and developed to fill each key role within the company. Fundamental to the succession-management process is an underlying philosophy that “talent mindset” must be part of the leadership culture for these practices to be effective.
I believe the succession plan of every nation is its youth. Growing up as a discerning Ghanaian, we the youth have been touted as the future leaders of this nation. As a result of some recent incorrigible traits that have developed among the youth of today I want us to pause and ask ourselves: Are we really the future leaders of this nation? Do we really have what it takes to lead this nation to the promised land that it has so wished to arrive at for the past fifty nine years?
In recent times, we have attributed the problems we currently face as youths to some decisions taken in bad fate by current and previous governments . John .F. Kennedy once said “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” I want to ask, what are we the youth currently doing to avert these same problems we so acrimoniously talk about from recurring in the near future? What are we doing as future leaders of this country?
The average youth cannot tell you the state of the nation or some problems beleaguering this nation. We have lost our sense of patriotism. We are no more concerned about the welfare of this nation but the only thing paramount to us is our selfish parochial interests.
The sole aim of the average Ghanaian youth currently is to be rich. The ravenous quest for quick money has made the youth to resort to all sorts of means to make quick money and notable amongst them is “Internet Fraud”. This insatiable desire to become rich has made the youth rapacious venal and decadent and if care is not taken, the nation that Kwame Nkrumah left behind wouldn’t be something to write home about in the near future.
This rapacious breed of youth are oblivious of the fact that, the billionaires they admire and want to become are problem solvers and not problem makers.
One billionaire I admire and would forever extol is Bill Gates. The Success story of Bill Gates goes like this:
At the age of 13, while at lakeside school, a Seattle computer company offered to provide computer time for the students. Bill gates became entranced with what a computer could do and spent much of his free time working on the terminal. He wrote a tic-tac-toe program in Basic Computer language that allowed users to play against the computer. During this time, Gates developed a payroll program for the computer company and a scheduling program for the school. At age 15, Bill gates went into business with his pal Paul Allen to develop a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle and netted $20,000 for their efforts. The rest is history.
Bill Gates is currently the richest person on this planet with a net worth of $75billion according to Forbes Magazine.
One does not need rocket science in order to discern that,Bill Gates developed a problem solving mentality at a very tender age. Gates with the ably assistance of his friend paul looked beyond what a computer was and discovered the possibilities that a simple computer could create in the world of computing.
Have we as future leaders of this nation ever sat down to identify some problems beleaguering this nation and thought of some possible solutions to solve them?
It baffles my mind that a tool someone used to solve a problem, the average Ghanaian youth as a result of lack of a definitive purpose would denigrate him/herself to using it to defraud unsuspecting internet users of their hard earned money.After looting innocent internet users of their money,they go on social media to flaunt the loot they made with captions like “GOD BLESS MY HUSTLE” “GOD’S GOT MY BACK” etc. Which God would bless your effort to rob someone of his/her hard earned money? Where has our morality gone to? Where are the parents and elders in our society who are supposed to inculcate and enforce good morals in the youth?
It’s high time the youth put a stop to this despicable and atrocious act and start using their brains for productive ventures.
According to research, the brain is more powerful than all computers on earth. A typical healthy one houses some 200 billion nerve cells which are connected to one another via hundreds of trillions of synapses. One synapse by itself is more like a microprocessor with both memory storage and information processing elements than a mere on/off switch. In the cerebral cortex alone, there are roughly 125 trillion synapses which is about how many stars fill 15,000 milky way galaxies. A new study has found that, even todays most advanced super computers are only one-thirtieth as powerful as the human brain.
If you are out there and don’t know the worth of this organ in your skull, you might want to reshape your thinking.
Not until we channel this phenomenal Super Computer God has given us into a problem solving tool, we are not deemed fit to be called the future leaders of this nation.
This is my honest and humble opinion.