Real leaders are also mentors: Mohammed
The country has confidence in its citizens and will support them in the path to leadership. A real leader is one who moulds and trains others in acquiring leadership skills and on how to effectively use them for the benefit of society.
Such a leader should promote a culture of excellence among members of his team, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday.
“We profoundly believe that nothing is impossible,’’ he said.
He said he felt happy to see ‘‘my brothers and sisters citizens in leading positions, armed with expertise that they employ in serving their country”.
Shaikh Mohammed said the real wealth of the country was its people, whom he called the ‘‘basic pillar for building a prosperous future’’.
He was speaking at a seminar organised by the Shaikh Khalifa Government Excellence Programme, which was also attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; and Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
“All nations’ capabilities are to serve citizens, and we have confidence in our citizens. We will spare no effort to support them to achieve their ambitions in serving their country; this can be achieved through human development and the preparation of a generation of leaders capable of taking government institutions to new heights of success and sustainable development in terms of performance, quality of services and customer satisfaction as well as enhancing competitiveness in various fields.’’
He stressed good leadership was important in the path to excellence and to achieve best government practices which would help provide better services to the public in line with ‘UAE Vision 2021’.