Inspiration, Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Will You Invest in Your Greatest Asset in 2017?

Your greatest asset is not any of the material things you’ve acquired; your greatest asset is you. That’s why it’s such a waste to try to live someone else’s life. And that’s why you need to invest the most in you this year.

There’s only one you. Nobody can do “you” like you can. When you let that sink in, you have to decide what you’re going to do with it.

We’re facing challenging times as a nation, and the best thing you can do is fortify yourself. Read more…

Inspiration, Personal Leadership, Published Articles

10 Lessons I Learnt From The Greatest Salesman in the World

My review of The Greatest Salesman in the World was published here in July, and I remember noting that it is not the kind of book you read only once.

I’ve had reason to go over it again and again, distilling the rich goodness from each scroll. See just 10 little thoughts I’m rolling over in my mind from each scroll HERE.

Inspiration, Personal Leadership, Published Articles

5 Traits of Bosses Employees Love

A couple of months ago, I wrote about handling difficult bosses and it got me thinking, what does a good boss look like and how can you ensure that YOU are one when the time comes?

1. Know your onions: To be a good boss, you’ve got to know what you’re doing; none of that barely getting by and cutting corners to get to the top. There’s nothing like a boss who knows their stuff. Oh, the joys of working under a maestro, an expert, a master of the game! If you’ve never had one of those “Nah, MD is good!” moments, I have been there, and I can tell you that this is the kind of boss we all dream of working with and learning from, and this is the kind of boss you want to be, at any level. Read more…

Inspiration, Published Articles

What’s Keeping You from Writing Your Book?

As an editor, writer and ghostwriter, I tend to attract people who dream of authoring books on a daily basis. When we get to discussing the reasons why their dream is not yet reality, there are certain explanations that keep recurring.

If you’re someone who wants to write a book but has never gotten round to it, decide here and now that 2017 will be the year you produce your manuscript. The time to start preparing is now, and here are a few things you should keep in mind. Continue reading…

Inspiration, Published Articles, Spirituality

There’s a Thief in Your Life and You Don’t Even Know It!

“At the core of every successful person, there is one common thing: discipline.” ~ Cameron Diaz

Last week, I read a story that made me cry. It was about a young American girl who discovered at the age of 15, near the end of her junior high school year, that she was going blind. I was not ready for how her story unfolded! Read more…

 

Inspiration, Interview, Published Articles

Career of the Week – Justin Irabor, Head of Marketing

Justin Irabor holds a BSc. in Agricultural Economics and Extension Services from the University of Benin, and is currently Head of Marketing at Jumia Food. He had a lot of insight to share on a marketing career in this interview.

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Inspiration, Interview, Published Articles

Career Of The Week – Rita Onwurah, Screenwriter

Rita Onwurah studied Human Nutrition at the University of Ibadan and has been a screenwriter since 2009, writing and co-writing TV shows and movies like Kiss and Tell, Udeme Mii, Dining with a Long Spoon, Damage, Mrs. Somebody, and Love is in the Hair, to mention a few. She talked to me about her screenwriting career and advice she wishes she’d received as an undergraduate. Click HERE to read the interview.

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Inspiration, Interview, Published Articles

Career Of The Week – Toni Anne Uwaifo, Internal Communications Manager

Toni Anne Uwaifo studied linguistics and African languages at the University of Benin and is currently the internal communications and employee engagement manager at Guinness Nig Plc (a Diageo company). This chat with her drove home the importance of being proactive in our careers, and reminded me of what a wonderful gift it is to have a job you enjoy. It was a very inspiring one for me. Click HERE to read it.

 

 

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Inspiration, Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Why You Should Replace Multitasking With Smart Tasking

The first time I heard that multitasking is “so last century” I was shocked.

“Ability to multitask” was a huge thing not that long ago, and even had a prominent place on many CVs.

Alas, it turns out that the great multitasking, the skill of the chosen and the favourites, is actually a counterproductive practice that costs companies and businesses as much as 20% to 40% in term of potential efficiency. Trying to do more than one thing at a time often means that none of them is done with as much efficiency, precision and completeness as you are capable of. Read more…

entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Published Articles

6 Entrepreneurship Lessons From Joke Bakare, MD, Medplus

Medplus was not a dream Joke Bakare had always carried. Before she started Medplus, she was just another bright pharmacist who had interned at University College Hospital Ibadan, served the nation at Military Hospital on Awolowo Way, worked with Right Aid Pharmacy in New York after obtaining a New York license to practice Pharmacy, and had a brief part-time job at Cleanipharm Pharmacy on her return to Nigeria. At the time she started, the concept of pharmaceutical chains, where one could have a pharmacy in different locations, was not one people were used to.

Here are 6 key lessons from her transition into entrepreneurship. Continue reading…