FAIL FAST

Learn from Failure Failure is an inevitable fact of life. In my opinion, previous generations and even mine have not embraced this fact well enough. Experience teaches us that failure is a natural phenomenon and we must accept it as we journey through life. The good thing is that this reality is better embraced by…

Just Do It

Start the Process Whenever you see the Nike logo, what comes to mind? Does that lovely swoosh known to represent one of the biggest brands in the world paint the picture of well-built athletes in trendy sport wears? Or does it remind you of the inspiring slogan “Just Do It”? The Nike brand is known…

Get Things Done

Be a Doer Can an artist win a Grammy Award for a song he hasn’t written? Have you heard of a Nobel Prize for Literature winner who is planning to write her first book? I am also sure you haven’t seen anyone who won the Oscars for a movie yet to be released. This is…

Perseverance

Developing Staying Power One of my favourite quotes of all time is Robert Schuller’s “Tough times never last but tough people do”, and I say these words to myself every time. Have you ever wondered how some people are completely ruined by a business failure, while some others face the same difficulty, recover, and go…

Grow Your Network

Go Farther  The importance of having the right people around you was captured in a statement by Tim Sanders who said; “Your network is your net-worth”. This means the people you surround yourself with to a large extent determine how far you go and how much you can achieve in life. The richest man in…

Develop Your Mind

Your Greatest Asset The human mind is no doubt one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. I’m constantly amazed by its capacity. Scientists say the mind can retain up to 4.7 billion books, that’s equivalent to 670 million webpages! Isn’t it amazing that every great invention you can think of began in…

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…