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Talent Transmutation

Talent Transmutation

One thing that will serve you well in your career is what I call, talent transmutation. The ability to re-purpose your natural gifts for commercial application. Let me explain. In my youth, I was a gifted musician. I wrote music and won awards for it. I led two bands....
We Must Produce the Next Generation of Leaders

We Must Produce the Next Generation of Leaders

When I began working, I took a career personality test called Creatrix Inventory. It revealed I was a Practicalizer. A Practicalizer loves to get things done. But, in a bid for speed, they sacrifice excellence on the altar of good. So, they fall short of true...
Read a Lot and Take Work Home

Read a Lot and Take Work Home

Here’s some personal advice if you’ve just begun working. Know that, you cannot afford to work at work alone. You should work from home too. Do so, and your supervisor will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of your preparedness and the depth of ideas...
Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentoring. The silver bullet that will solve all your problems. The magic elixir that will bestow all knowledge. The master key that will give you business access. Until you realise mentors have their own problems. And, there is no free...
HR Lessons from New Edition

HR Lessons from New Edition

I watched BET’s three-part New Edition series. It reminded me of the urban entrepreneurial scene in Nigeria – a world characterised by shaky partnerships, testosterone fueled decision making, poorly read contracts and few structured brand assets. It...