7 Questions with Nathaniel Nii Odoi Rudolph
Name: Nathaniel Nii Odoi Rudolph
Current title: Bishop
Current organisation: Ghana United Nations Association
1. What have you found most challenging as a Christian school leader?
Ensuring a balance in the spiritual, social, and physical realms of students and staff is very challenging
2. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
My day starts at midnight, where I pray by the leading of the Spirit. After that, I tackle the day according to some planned schedule but not strictly though because there are times some unplanned activities come across and you have to handle them
3. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Exploring and tenacity:
As a leader, it is important to keep exploring to achieve a set target.
4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The book that readily comes to mind is "Occult Grandmaster now in Christ" written by Prof. Nathan Uzoma. In that book, I learned how to be resolute and be spiritually strong as a leader. One's spirituality is fundamental to your success because that will enable you to be disciplined and stay above reproach. Many leaders have fallen due to traps like money, love for women/men, and fame.
5. How do you find and keep great Christian teachers?
1. Pray and seek God's direction before you hire
2. Go for character first before you look for the academic qualification. (People with a good qualification are many but good character is rare to find)
3. Listen to other people's opinion about the candidate
6. What's most important as a Christian school leader for developing a culture of wellbeing in your staff and students?
Revenue should not be the yardstick to measure success. Indeed, family cohesion and the development of the person's physical, spiritual, and mental (social) wellbeing should be the driving force in the success of every enterprise. Hence, activities that ensure the promotion of the above should form an integral part in the policy of every organization
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a Christian school leader so far?
Well, it most often happens that the brilliant ones are not always successful in life. I have realized that those who are brilliant in school tend to lean on their brilliance hence fail to develop their soul and spirituality. It ends up often that those who develop their souls and spirituality tend to master life and become generally successful in life.