Rosemary O. Ogbodo Adoga, Ph.D
This paper examines the issue of leadership in Nigeria and its implications on family values and national development. It is an indisputable fact that the quality or conduct of leadership in any society determines to a large extent its pace of progress and growth. It is against this background that debate on leadership is central to national discourse. The essence of this paper therefore is aimed at enriching this debate with particular interest in the role of a counsellor in the leadership process. The researcher achieves this through an in-depth examination of the qualities of a leader and the role of a counsellor. It concludes that a leader must first and foremost be a public servant, selfless and service oriented.