Perceptions

Taming Our Mind

The year had been pretty dull in terms of business in Nigeria. There were many compounding factors that made matters worse. Fresh elections were scheduled early next year and corporates were not willing to loosen their purse strings. The government bodies were engulfed in pre-election euphoria. The Ebola virus had slowed things further and the…

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Psychology & Business

Many senior sales managers have advised us over the years that ‘Sales’ is a number game, and our focus should be in putting more energy in selling and not in any posthaste analysis. We should reach out to as many prospects as possible to ensure returns and keep on moving away from the ones who…

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Kill the Messenger!

Kill The Messenger

In earlier times, messages were usually delivered in person by a human envoy. Sometimes, as in war, for example, the messenger was sent from the enemy camp. An easily provoked combatant receiving such an overture could more easily vent anger on the messenger of the unpopular message than on its original author. A modern day…

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The power of vulnerability: Brené Brown:

The power of vulnerability

Think Inward! Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” Power of Vulnerability…

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Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. The book that started the Quiet Revolution: http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352153/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375559582&sr=1-1…

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Your Personal Brand

Your Personal Brand

It happened to you and it’s uniquely yours. No one else has your story. No one else has your particular mixture of experience and ability. Not only did God make you unique in all your parts, but the life He lets you live is just as uniquely yours. Nobody else experiences the world in exactly…

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Hope is not a strategy!

Hope is not a Strategy

Nigerians were once branded the happiest people on earth. The situation is rapidly changing but till now; they are just about “Suffering and Smiling.” Nigeria comes across as a nation where there is too much hardship and yet the people bear it with a certain inexplicable equanimity. In the midst of suffering, they would be…

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