Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Patrice Emery Lumumba was viewed as a revolutionary leader for his ability to empower and motivate others using his strong regard for consensus and the democratic process. Lumumba's leadership success can be attributed to his use of consensus. Consensus is considered the superior decision making process to build commitment and motivation between group members to achieve group objectives.
During the colonial period he was discovered as a powerful man who as potentialities of an African leader and also as a revolutionary leader and helped organize the fight against racism in Congo Belgium similar to the style of the apartheid time in South Africa as well. 
However, Lumumba was a strong man with vision; he observed leadership at a young age while observing his guardian supervising tribal decision-making gatherings.  After everyone had spoken, his guardian guided the group to reach a consensus. Later, Lumumba used this experience to meld his leadership style. Patrice Emery Lumumba was the first Black Prime minister of Congo Belgium and currently DRC and he was one of the most instrumental figures that helped end racism in Congo Belgium and currently DRC by claiming freedom in the country.


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