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7 Questions with Emmanuel Udo
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7 Questions with Emmanuel Udo

Name: Emmanuel Udo

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Inflatus Consultants And Partners

7 Questions with Emmanuel Udo


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Getting other leaders to buy into the vision and live it out or model it.

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

My leaders identified my potential and appointed me into leaders. At that time I didn't even know enough to seek leadership. And they started training and empowering me from then.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I wake up early and give the first 2 to 3 hours to prayers and bible study.
I then do exercise and start work.

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?

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell.
It outlines the need to develop my character as well as selection and development of other leaders.
It then provides the details on how to develop and lead/ serve others.

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

The need for the leader to clear as to where he stands on any issue. Neither God nor the people will tolerate lack of clarity or ambiguity in the lives of the leader.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

Intentionally developing other leaders and ensuring that others do the same.
We had a policy that no single person should be assigned a responsibility alone. There must be an assistant to understudy.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

Is the story of a young migrant worker in the Middle East. He was really struggling when we met him. I visited, prayed with him, mentored and supported him. I also gave him books to read.
I would usually drive him home after midweek evening service even though he lived in a different area of town.
I was really happy when he went out and brought an Indian family and brought them to church.

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