Credibility

Build Credibility

The currency for true leadership “The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection but credibility.”  Think about this statement by American Author and Pastor, Rick Warren for a moment. It aptly captures the importance of credibility in leadership – whether as an individual or a brand that seeks to dominate any industry. For decades,…

write story

Write Your Life Story

It’s In Your Hands. I love biographies. Reading about great people – their life stories and achievements always inspire me to push myself as far as possible. Observing how they faced numerous obstacles and overcame them, are some of the major life lessons I have imbibed to become the person I am today. Martin Luther…

The Right Mindset

Be Like Mr. X The former prime minister of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill once said “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” Truly, our attitude determines the way we see our work and ultimately influences our productivity at it.  There is a popular story about three bricklayers carrying out the same…

Presentation

Selling Yourself

Develop Your Elevator Pitch Do you know how long it takes for people to form impressions about you?  A study by Michael Solomon (PhD), a Psychologist in the Marketing Department of the  Graduate School of Business, New York University posited that people make eleven decisions about us in the first 7 seconds of contact. Among…

Positioning

Reposition Yourself

Adapt to Changes Around You It is often said that change is the only constant in life. Unarguably, this period in the history of humanity, more than any other, typifies this statement. We live in a constantly changing world occasioned by various economic, cultural, political and ideological factors. While trying to catch up with the…

Personality

Your Personality Matters

Play to Your Strength In March 1990, a set of conjoined twins – Abby & Brittany Hensel – made headlines when they were born. They became household names after they let the media into their unique lives for a program on an American pay television channel, TLC. These twin sisters, fused together at the torso,…

Personal Grooming

Dressing Up for Success   Have you ever experienced this?  You pulled up somewhere in a really nice chauffeur driven car. Stepping out well dressed with appropriate accessories, you feel the room with the fragrance of your sweet-smelling cologne. Soon you realize that you are getting all the attention, compliments and courtesy from everyone around.…

Positioning

Position Yourself

Be at the right place “Position yourself well enough and circumstances will do the rest.” This statement by an American writer – Mason Cooley emphasizes how being in the right place at the right time makes it possible to achieve your dreams and goals.  This statement rings true in the case of the first black…

Team Community

Build a Community

United We Stand An African proverb says “there’s strength in numbers”. This statement rings true in every aspect of life, stressing the fact that we can achieve more together as a community than as individuals.  Our history as a nation is full of stories that support this fact. One of such stories is the Abeokuta…

Stand Out

Stand Out

Dare to be Different “The other day I dreamt that I was at the gates of Heaven. And St. Peter said, ‘Go back to Earth, there are no slums up here.’” These were the words of Mother Teresa in a conversation with Prince Michael of Greece in 1996. She was emphasizing the need to stay…