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Business Executives can learn from Toriola’s Leadership Style

Business Executives have heard stories about taking the lead in Organizations from across the world. As a leadership and career mentor myself, it breaks my heart very often when the majority of the anecdotes we share during training sessions with clients in corporate Nigeria are from foreign business experiences. Foreign to our culture and personalities. Most Business Executives in Nigeria corporate world are seldom seen to be “taking the lead” accepting culpability and assuring their clients an error will not be repeated. That is the reason many Nigerians and I were shocked (Pleasantly) when Nigeria's MTN CEO Karl Toriola came...
Entrepreneurship,Leadership and Management,Personal development,Sales & Marketing

How to Transfer your Retirement savings plan to Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers

Your retirement plan is your future, do not whisk it away, Retirement Planning as an exercise the world over is fraught with many challenges. With insecurities over a lot of payment plans, and the volatile economic situation in Nigeria you need a partner you can trust. Your retirement from work should not mean retirement from your aspirations. Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers will walk with you on your journey to RetireWell and provide you with innovative wealth advisory tips along the way. The National Pension Commission RSA transfer window is on. As such if you will like to change your Pension...
Entrepreneurship,Leadership and Management,Personal development,Trainings

How CEOs Can Lead a Data-Driven Culture

While businesses across the world are trying to make more effective use of data, analytics, and AI, a key impediment is holding many of them back: The lack of a culture that truly values data/analytics capability and the superior decision making that can flow from it. Yet as we’ll describe, it’s possible to create a data-driven culture and accrue the competitive benefits that result. In companies with strong data cultures, important decisions are informed by data and analytics and executives act on analytically derived insights rather than intuition or experience. While digital-native companies like Amazon and Alibaba have strong digital...
Entrepreneurship,Leadership and Management,Personal development,Trainings

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...
Entrepreneurship,Inspirational,Personal development,Uncategorized

Learnt Helplessness and the Nigerian State

In 1965, Martin Seligman and his colleagues were doing research on classical conditioning, or the process by which an animal or human associates one thing with another. In the case of Seligman's experiment, he would ring a bell and then give a light shock to a dog. After a number of times, the dog reacted to the shock even before it happened: as soon as the dog heard the bell, he reacted as though he'd already been shocked. But then something unexpected happened. Seligman put each dog into a large crate that was divided down the middle with a low...
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5 Ways Millionaires Approach Their Careers

Hey, it's 3:43am in Nigeria and I am excited because I just stumbled on this great piece written by Ken Sundheim on the entrepreneur webpage and I just know you will love it! Enjoy this read: In the majority of cases, it’s not luck that makes people money, nor is it who they know. Rather, the people who make the most money in their careers are the ones who display discipline, and who have a definitive sense of purpose and heavy duty resiliency. The positive news is that even if you don’t possess these skills now, it is very possible...
Branding,Business Plans,Entrepreneurship,Inspirational,Personal development,Uncategorized

MOST ENTREPRENEURS DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN

I periodically read research reports about business failures. I always find them interesting, although often they are depressing. Such as what I recently read. Which was research from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. This research found that 70% to 80% of new businesses fail within their first year. And while this was frustrating enough to read, the research further stated that half of those companies which do survive the first year will fail within the next four years. Now, let's turn to the cause of this failure. According to Dun & Bradstreet, the number one cause of this failure is...
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Crafting your Elevator Pitch.

We had just gone to say hi to a neighbor who just moved into our area in Lekki Lagos. My wife and I went to say hi and welcome them to the Area with a cute basked of home made cheese cakes. After the Initial pleasantries and settling down to some of the snacks and a couple of drinks. The man of the house an avid investment Banker in his Mid 40's threw the question "...So what do you do?" I was sure I muffled some words about being a Strategic Plan Consultant cum Management Trainer and whatever else came...