By Rev. Douglas Chukwueke
children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses. The heart of Moses was involved, and so, the same order of miracles began to be evident in Joshua’s leadership. The main determinant will therefore be how the previous leader ran and how he handed over. If he ran well, then the new leader will have solid grounds on which to continue. If not, the successor may have to struggle and may not progress as expected, where many things were left unattained. When there is a good understanding between the old leader- ship and the emerging one, this can be easily achieved. The emerging leaders must be prepared to be mentored by the older leaders. They should take mentorship as a serious in God’s plan to prepare the next generation of leaders.