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Money Cannot Always Buy Competence

Money Cannot Always Buy Competence

Competence is the capacity to consistently deliver, without being micro-managed. But sometimes, it is assumed competence is about skills or attitude alone. No. It’s also about ideology and personal drive. The ideology behind competence is multifaceted....
You Need a Closer in Management

You Need a Closer in Management

If you run a growing business that needs to hire middle-level managers, this is for you. Please look for people who have a combination of these qualities which cannot be taught or which only need to be taught once: Wisdom, political savvy, intuition, responsibility,...
Nigeria’s HR Problem is Your Problem!

Nigeria’s HR Problem is Your Problem!

On Nigerian Twitter, there’s always one controversy or the other, about the poor quality of Nigerian graduates and their misplaced sense of entitlement. May I offer a perspective? Perhaps the entitlement mentality of the younger generation, springs from...
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...
Hiring for Personality

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...