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7 Questions on Leadership with Nyakeh Peter Moinina

Name: Nyakeh Peter Moinina

Title: Elections Coordinator

Organisation: Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL)

Born in August, 1989. Studied Peace and Conflict Resolution from certificate, Diploma and BSc. Degree. Have some basic capacity building training of trainers certifications/awards, and and have attained experiential values from field jobs, administrative tasks throug projects and managerial statuses.

Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!

I hope Nyakeh's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Jonno White

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

Colleagues who may have attained the same leadership positions, yet may tends or behave as if they don't know the AAP system or traits of a leader.

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

I started from a scratch. Meaning I do admired powerful leaders first that I have heard of, seeing with my bear eyes physically and on movies or symposium videos. I also climb such leather learning to lift, respect and worked as boy for people up tgeir first, follow their steps, leading tactics or styles and finally after having gone through university where I also led colleagues and classmates, I emerged as a field social worker, after I achieved at least 80% to 98% of my organization's objectives, i was elevated after screening of performance based checklists set in the office, and later led others(about 4 adult men & 3women), who were employed to implement a governance and entrepreneurship projects. In such status I still search on web sites like yours, Paul Minus, Myles Murone, JJ Rawlins, Julius Ceasar etc.

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

1. Set a day task sheet

2. Weekly, monthly, and quarterly work plans.. i.e by setting the HWWW strategies of work plans based on project implementation our puts.

3. Follow up on set activity implementations.

4. Review and take measures at to how to correct mistakes, falls on the ways, and challenges or weaknesses trapped during implementation. All on a day, weekly monthly and quarterly set of structured paths.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

1. The lion, Eagle and Sparrow systems of leadership qualities.. i.e.. A leader does not need to talk too much but always be determined and focused on objectives, targets & expected results (Lion traits). A leader should be SMART calculated, target achieve oriented(eagle quality).

2. A leader should have a nature life like a lion and an Angel..

5. What's one book 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?

1. The mindsets

2. The Stratagem of transformation

3. The Alternative Transition

4. Leadership styles, qualities, charisma, emotional intelligence,

5. Divinity law

6. Leadership, governance, rule of law and politics.

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

1. Taking from biblical facts, I advice that young leaders should learn to respect leaders and leaders should also learn to behave well as they're supposed to or as an example.

2. Patience is key

3. Reading, researching and learning more about your leadership environment or position you may find yourself to help update, shape or upgrade your intelligence and pattern of leading the led.

4. They should not learn, neither copy a boss like leadership traits. But a LEADER

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

1. A guy wanted to do just a diploma, yet doesn't have the sense of how he can start the journey i.e by making simple judgement or decision over his dreams and financial mobilization. I mentored him, today he in the final year of his course "Logistics and procurement"

2. A lady was employed right in the office I led, yet never understood how, where, when and who to even start implementing with or to. She assumed, but as she brings weekly, monthly and quarterly activity reports there be almost all counseled or directed to re-do it.. I saw it necessary and got a closed door meeting with her in my office, she cried and said she was shying at me. Albeit, I mentored her and even recommended her, now she's project before I left.

3. A lady, now a honorable in our parliament, was totally afraid of standing in front of her village people to make credible decision to help develop their community, especially when NGOs normally hold meetings in their village, as a college students, and her being fortunate to be in the 1st group of young women to be trained LEADERSHIP QUALITIES, CONCEPTS and INTELLIGENCE, she now made it up to the highest law making body in our country even with HTC and 1st Degree.

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