Published Articles, Spirituality

Why is the Day After Christmas Day called Boxing Day?

I remember hearing a children’s church teacher say “Boxing Day is about unboxing your presents and putting the boxes away, not for boxing people” and thinking oh, is that why it’s called Boxing Day?

While that sounds like the perfect explanation, it turns out it may not be true. There’s simply been no agreement on one explanation of the origins of the term Boxing Day. It could have come from a number of practices.

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, 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…

Published Articles

4 Job Trends That Should Totally Be Embraced In Nigeria

Far too many Nigerians, especially in the larger cities, spend way too much time in transit to and fro the office. Do we all have to be at the office? Must we all be there at the same time? Must we all be at the office all day?

Here are other options Nigerian organisations may consider adopting. Continue reading…