HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 40 no. 1 (2011)

Moses’ Leadership Qualities: Principles with Reference to African Leadership

Caleb O. Ogunkunle

Discipline: Philosophy



One major problem that confronts each nation in Africa is bad leadership. Unfortunately, a leadership position seems to be what every person, especially in Africa, desires to have even when one may be ignorant or has given only very little thought to what real leadership entails. This paper examines the qualities and principles of Moses’ leadership in relation to leadership in Africa. The purpose is to highlight the leadership qualities of Moses for Africans to emulate. The paper argues that despite having no leadership ambitions, Moses was a good leader who demonstrated love and meekness to his people. The author believes that Moses’ qualities and principles remain as a valuable yardstick for all religious and political leaders in Africa to follow if the continent will make the desired progress.