Abiy Ahmed has no leadership trait. He lacks the capacity to adopt leadership skills.

Abiy Ahmed has no leadership trait. He lacks the capacity to adopt leadership skills.

Leadership is not biological. Personality traits may influence the capacity of individuals to adopt leadership skills; however, it is not the trait alone that defines a leader.

Leadership expertise is distinctly identifiable from both general expertise (for instance, having greater general knowledge than others) and other specific expert skills (for instance, surgical knowledge). Three widely accepted key characteristics of expert leadership are presented below(cases are suggested so that you think of Abiy):

(a) performance, in any circumstance, that is reliably superior to that of the leader’s peers. Think of Abiy vs Lemma.

(b) a reliable application of actions that are aimed at accomplishing generally endorsed goals for the sake of others within the circumstance. Think of what Abiy has done and how many of them were broadly endorsed by the people.

(c) performance that is attributable to the production of effective outcomes, supported by those being led. Thank of what Abiy has produced so far.

A leader is one who can be considered as consistently fulfilling these characteristics. Abiy Ahmed demonstrates none of these qualities. He lacks the trait to adopt effective leadership. Thus, he is not a leader. At his best, he is a novice.

To help us better understand why Abiy Ahmed is a novice, not an effective leader, presenting how expert leadership as an dea by itself differs from a novice status is relevant.

First, while experts and novices may have similar understandings of the general structure of concepts, expert leaders simply have more concepts, or more specific concepts, to accommodate a wider number of details into their processing (Murphy and Wright, 1984).

Second, studies in expert leadership maintain that novices and experts differ not only in their access to knowledge or concepts but also in the way that they organize and represent knowledge (Ericsson et al., 2006). For example, expert technicians are more likely than novices to solve problems holistically.

Third, expert leaders factor in external factors and statistics to gain reasonable baseline predictions far more readily than novices (Kahneman, 2001). Novices, on the other hand, search for ‘short cuts’ according to the ‘law of least effort’- a law which claims that people gravitate towards the least demanding course of action. That means, novices like Abiy Ahmed simply preference methods that are ultimately less effective than expert leaders.

Fourth, expert leaders adopt a wider conception in problem-solving; hence, they produce more effective outcomes than novices. Problem-solving is an activity that requires ‘effortful mental activities’. As a result, experts leaders are equipped to deal with the cognitive strain, that novices like Abiy Ahmed can’t.

Conclusion: the chaos in Ethiopia is a result of an incompetent novice who had no leadership qualities nor the will to learn. He must GO! @Bedassa Tadesse

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