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Leading with presence -1

When Amy Cuddy, psychologist and teacher at the Harvard University School of Business released her book “PRESENCE” in 2016, it became an instant New York Times bestseller and has since been translated into over thirty languages. In it, Amy…

A ladder called intelligence

The term Intelligenzquotient (IQ) also known in English as Intelligence Quotient was first used in 1912 by German psychologist William Stern. Simply defined, IQ is a test of intelligence that is designed to reveal the individual’s capacity…

Who is a perfect leader?

“If I had eight hours to cut a tree, I would spend six hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln “If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.” – Ecclesiastes 10:10 (NIV)…

Enjoy your hot chocolate!

A few years ago in Dubai UAE, I was teaching a group of corporate executives on Corporate Governance and Leadership. In one of the classes, I shared a story along with some lessons that I would like to share with you. Enjoy! Having…

Are you really a C.E.O?

He is either the person who started the enterprise or one hired to oversee its functions. He functions from the penthouse office or the C-suite as the pivotal person reporting only to a Chairman, or a Board of Directors. He is the one…

The art of delegation – 4

The primary job of leadership in any enterprise is three-fold. The first is to define and cast a vision. The second is to build necessary alignments in process and people. The third essential concern of a leader is to build and empower the…

The art of delegation – 3

Now that the first case of the dreaded Corona Virus Disease has been declared in Nigeria, it behooves everyone of us to take necessary precautions. This was bound to happen. Nigeria is an important commercial destination in Africa. But if…

The art of delegation – 2

I worked for some years as a civil servant, so I know how institutional delegation works. When you write a letter to the head of a government parastatal, he simply minutes it to the immediate subordinate, who also does the same to his…

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