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Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Pay Attention to Your Staff’s Learning Curve

Here’s why you should have a learning time frame when you train staff for critical skills. First, understand that each person learns at a different pace. Second, provide the necessary tools or resources for training. Third, allow for eventualities in personal...
Leader, Learn to Listen!

Leader, Learn to Listen!

If you have a strong personality, you may miss life’s warnings because you expect them to be forceful in nature. The thing is, everyone isn’t like you. People don’t always present counsel in a pushful way. Some use body language or a look. Some are...
How to Develop Managers

How to Develop Managers

I once wrote that as an entrepreneur or manager, you have 10 years to replicate yourself and to build internal capacity. You need to do so before a generational skills gap creeps up on you. In this post, I’ll teach you how to do it. There’s a sacred triad...
Happiness Triggers

Happiness Triggers

I’m not a fast reader. It typically takes me like 2 years to finish a book and so, I prefer articles. This year, I decided to do more reading, as I discovered it was one of my happiness triggers. It’s also a major wisdom trigger. Kindle’s reading...
Nigeria Needs Mentors

Nigeria Needs Mentors

The true value of mentoring in this generation is not access to business or career networks. Rather, it’s two-fold. First, “home training” – transferring values that ideally should have been learnt at home, but which circumstances prevented....
Investing in Nigeria: Agriculture Crowdfunding

Investing in Nigeria: Agriculture Crowdfunding

First principles of agriculture crowdfunding Agriculture crowdfunding is a practice where companies raise funds for agricultural activities, directly from the market. Essentially, these companies (who are farms or agritech institutions) appeal to retail investors and...
Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

Some months ago, Nigerian Twitter trended #RedFlag, an allusion to warning signs. It reminded me of the headaches I’ve been having for the last 2 years over a few of my investments. Some institutions my investment company did business with, defaulted on their...
What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

I made a big decision today. It occurred to me that I have been afraid of change and so, I kept stalling. Because I’m driven, I tend to push through despite my fear, but it’s not a healthy way to live. I need to let go of assumed control and embrace...
Know Your Business Strengths

Know Your Business Strengths

You must come to terms with your business strengths and then, collaborate to solve your weaknesses. For instance, my specialisation is services not products, quality not quantity. I love to develop ideas & products and to prototype them. I see them to the point of...
Enjoy the Process

Enjoy the Process

Let me share a few things I’ve learned recently: A while ago, I began wondering whether I was doing anything significant in life. You know how we all get caught up in activities and duties but worry if they matter. Two days ago, I heard in my spirit that my most...