GROWING YOUR CAPACITY

Stretch Yourself According to Meriam Webster dictionary, capacity is the potential or suitability for holding, storing, or accommodating. It is also the faculty or power (of a thing, e.g. a factory or individual) to produce, perform, or deploy. In simple terms, capacity refers both to the ability to contain and to produce. We can understand…

Looking Ahead

Deciding Your Future Climbing any mountain is not an easy task. The famous Chinese philosopher and politician, Confucius aptly said that “Men do not stumble over mountains but over molehills.” Climbing up a mountain takes deliberate actions and discipline. In March 2011, Dr. Joshua Awesome became the first Nigerian to plant his country’s flag at…

Understanding Your Environment

It’s all around you There is an interesting story of a 15-year-old boy, William Kamkwamba from a village in Malawi. He became famous in 2002 when he built a windmill to power multiple appliances in his village. Prior to this, a crippling famine had hit their community affecting the primary occupation of the villagers –…

LOOKING INWARD

It All Starts with You If you’re a student of leadership, you have likely come across the concept of “inside-out leadership.” It is the idea that in order to lead a group of people effectively, you have to first focus on self-awareness and self-development. Books have been written on the subject, and many studies have…

Looking Back – Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots Have you ever used a hand-held catapult? It is a small hand-powered projectile weapon that consists of a Y-shaped frame with two natural-rubber strips attached to the uprights. The other ends of the strips lead back to a pocket that holds the projectile, which is usually a stone or pebble. The dominant…

2020: A First Class Year

Welcome to the year 2020! Happy New Year! If you’re like most of us, the holiday euphoria is slowly fading. Perhaps your “13th month” is well spent! Today is the first day of a great year. We have talked about it, prayed about it, planned towards it and now is the time to start living…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you! It is another fantastic season – in my opinion, the best time of the year. As you go about your activities this season, here are a few things I think you should do to maximize your holiday. Spend Time with Family and Friends I can imagine how busy this year might…

DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF GRATITUDE

Opening Up Greater Opportunities John Kralik, at age 52 owned a struggling law firm. Having lost money that year, he could not afford to pay Christmas bonuses to his employees – a failing that greatly embarrassed him. His firm was losing its lease and could not afford a new one. After a painful divorce, John…

Be A Lifelong Learner

The Path to Continuous Relevance In April 2019, a 77-year-old woman, Mrs. Bridget Obiageli Okonji bagged a Bachelor of Education, Guidance and Counseling degree from the University of Lagos. The septuagenarian said she decided to seek more education to help society and encourage others who feel they are too old to learn. During the 50th…

Self-Audit

Towards a Better Version of You Some of the biggest companies in the world are audit firms. Their job is simple, they assess organization’s financial information and determine whether the information is exact and complete. Audit firms are expected to provide accurate representation of a company’s financial standing and evaluate their departments with the aim…