How to effectively influence decision makers (1)

November 7, 2016

“The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ and should do for them. And they are […]

Hunger has no friend

October 31, 2016

From time to time, rather than reinventing the wheel, I simply yield this column as I partially did last week, to other people when I see how germane their thoughts are to contemporary discourse.  So […]

The dominion of ideas – 4

October 17, 2016

“If you re possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere. You can even smell it”. — Thomas Mann, German novelist and essayist, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize for Literature. In the place […]

The dominion of ideas 2

October 3, 2016

I want to use this platform today to celebrate a thoroughbred representation of the Fourth Estate of the realm, an astute craftsman of the pen trade and a true son in the faith. Over the […]

The dominion of ideas 2

September 26, 2016

Why is it that I always get my best ideas while shaving? – Albert Einstein The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds – Mark Twain Several ideas that have […]

The dominion of ideas 1

September 12, 2016

The world is full of several people who choose to live on Mediocre Street. They simply lay back and consume value provided by others. Whenever they lack the capacity to feed their consumption binge, they […]

Fix the hole

September 5, 2016

To him that knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin                               James 4:17 I join many Nigerians in saluting Governor Fayose of Ekiti State for signing into law the […]

What is in the red bandana?

August 29, 2016

You could have heard a pin drop as he got up to speak. Everyone in the gathering waited with bated breath to hear Mr. Smith tell the story of his life. Almost everyone in the […]

Creating momentum with moments – 3

August 22, 2016

To create and sustain momentum in a collective dynamics, a leader must deliberately create special, memorable moments in the organization for the benefit of all stakeholders. There are two ways by which leaders create moments. […]

Creating momentum with moments – 2

August 15, 2016

Are Afe Babalola is one of Nigeria’s finest and most successful legal luminaries. But he was not born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. His story is a classic ‘from grass to grace’ […]

Creating momentum with moments – 1

August 8, 2016

Can you prod your memory a bit and zero in on a particular incident that happened in your life in the past but which continues to evoke in you feelings of joy and excitement each […]

An enigma called Ma

August 1, 2016

His is the classic story of grass to grace. If you met Jack Ma on a busy street, his diminutive stature might make you feel like extending some benevolence to him. His physique belies his […]

Enhancing your leadership relevance – 3

July 25, 2016

A leader that wants to remain relevant must train his followers to be systems thinkers. What this means is that every member of the team must learn to see the big picture rather than snapshots […]

Enhancing your leadership relevance – 2

July 18, 2016

Technology has turned the world into a global village. With the push of a button, one can access information about and from any part of the world. Today’s leader and the organization he leads are […]

Enhancing your leadership relevance – 1

July 11, 2016

Sometime last week in Ibadan, I tuned to a local TV station and was just in time for a panel discussion on the insurance industry in Nigeria. The panel of discussants comprised veterans in the […]