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Waking Thoughts 18: Hiring for Personality






The reason why the personalities of Nigerians seem more hardwired than in many other nations may be that culturally, we are resistant to change, innovation and youth independence. As a manager, you may be better off recruiting the right personality for each role than expecting people to change. It’s easier to teach a skill than to adjust a personality,[…]






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HR: Cost or Asset






As a company grows, sometimes there’s a subtle shift in the owner’s thinking. The entrepreneur begins to think of staff more in terms of cost than asset as his wage bill rises. There’s health insurance, pensions payments and benefits & perks to consider among other things. At the fledgling stages of the business, you may hear the founder tout the[…]






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Mind the 10-Year Gap






As an entrepreneur, you have about 10 years from the inception of your company to create the next generation of managers. You must actively do this as a strategic imperative. It’s not a “nice-to-have”; it’s a “must-have”. I know succession planning can be unsexy and tedious but if you fail to actively groom managers, here’s what will happen in 15[…]






15 Great Lessons for Entrepreneurs






For the past 15 years, I’ve worked with entreprenuers – as a member of the Management team at Alder Consulting, alongside cause-centred founders and with companies on whose Boards I serve. It’s been a mind-expanding ride and along the way I’ve been privileged to deep dive into several fields – consulting & strategy, brand management,[…]