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Young Professionals Program (World Bank Group YPP)

The WBG YPP is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Young Professionals are recruited from around the world with various academic and professional backgrounds relevant to the World Bank, IFCandMIGA. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate a passion for international development, a graduate degree, relevant professional experience, and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across our institutions. NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: The World Bank Group is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. The safety of our current and prospective staff is our highest priority. As of now, YPP recruitment processes will continue as usual and...

Maikantu Baru-Former NNPC group director is dead

Maikanti Baru, the former group managing director of the NNPC, has died. Mr Baru died late Friday night in yet undisclosed location and of undisclosed ailments. He was 60. His death was announced early Saturday morning by the current head of the state-owned energy conglomerate, Mele Kyari. Guy “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Mr Kyari wrote on Twitter. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.” Mr Baru was born in 1959 and led a career in...

Miscarriages and Rhesus Factor Incompatibility in Marriage

ASIDE KNOWING YOUR GENOTYPE BEFORE MARRIAGE THERE'S NEED FOR A WOMAN TO KNOW HER RHESUS FACTOR - RHESUS FACTOR INCOMPATIBILITY IS A LEADING CAUSE OF MISCARRIAGE! NOT ALWAYS YOUR VILLAGE PEOPLE! PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS:Rhesus Factor is an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells in most people (about85% of humans). It is also referred to as Rh Factor. People who have the Rh have “positive” (+) blood types, such as A+, O+ or B+ are said to be rhesus Factor positive, while thosewho have the Rh “negative” (-) blood types, such as A–, O–...
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Training pitfalls: why so much leadership development doesn’t work

Frequently when it comes to leadership and management development, the skills that are described as ‘hard’ are the ones that are the easiest to teach. So many leadership development programmes focus on these ‘hard’ skills, in their content – for example, the models and theories that offer explanations and insights into how people and organisations work. This content may also include how to develop visions, missions, strategic plans and KPIs, as well as how to write project plans, how to set measurable targets and SMART goals, and how to structure organisations. This important knowledge, developed over decades by academics and practitioners, stops...

Tough times call for Transformation in Leadership management

Leaders need first to adapt organisational culture to new needs and then embody this new culture, writes Roger Delves How does leadership development need to change in the light of the turbulent and fast-changing economic, political and social environment organisations find themselves having to operate in? This was the questions global management network EFMD explored in a research project involving a special interest group of 12 member companies, including Bayer, L’Oreal, Nokia, Engie, Swiss Re and Siemens. The group came up with a set of eight beliefs, based on their shared experiences of challenges they were facing in the new world...