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Think Global

Start local Some time ago, I was sharing with a friend how fascinated I was about the Ikorodu Bois. This amazing group which comprises 3 siblings – Babatunde Sanni (23) Muiz Sanni (15) Malik Sanni (10), and their cousin, Fawas Aina, (13) – have become famous for recreating multi-million dollar music videos and movie trailers…

Loose Ends

Firm Up Unfinished Projects Have you heard of anyone who after undergoing a surgical procedure, needed another urgent surgery because the surgeon left something undone?  A report published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons revealed that one in every 5,500 surgeries end up with these kinds of mishap. I’m privy to a number…

Lending A Helping Hand

Paying it forward    Imagine driving to the toll gate. Just before you stretch out your hand to pay, the cashier tells you “the driver ahead of you already paid for your toll” and then further explains that he did so with the hope that you will do the same for the car behind you.…

Integrity

Live a Life of Integrity

Keep Yourself On the Right Path   The Centre for Creative Leadership conducted a research to examine the importance of character strengths in leadership performance across various organizations. Four character traits were found to be essentials for great leaders. Topmost on the list was integrity followed by bravery, perspective, and social intelligence. The study further…

Compassion

Show Compassion

Express Your Empathy 2020 has been a very eventful year. The COVID19 pandemic that has completely disrupted our lives still remains the headline news story around the world. We are constantly inundated with new coronavirus developments on various media platforms. Most of these updates are depressing information of its spread and the growing number of…

Beyond yourself

Live Beyond Yourself

It’s not just about you   If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.  If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.  If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.    This Chinese proverb emphasizes the fact that we can only…

Get People’s Buy-in

Bring Your Dreams To Life. In the past decade, Reality TV shows have become very popular all around the world. Shows like The Idols, X-Factor, Got Talent, The Apprentice and Big Brother are international franchises with millions of viewership and multi-million dollar value. One of my favourite reality TV shows is the Dragons’ Den, a…

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…