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What are soft skills and why are they important? Soft skills are also known as transferrable or professional skills – transferrable, meaning, no matter where you’ve worked or whatever your job description was, those skills can be useful if you decide to change your career. For instance, if you once worked as a teacher, and decide to go into journalism, you will always find soft skills very useful. Soft skills are different from hard skills because hard skills cannot be transferred to other professions. If for example, you were a doctor, you can’t transfer medical skills to electrical engineering. In summary, soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person interact effectively, successfully and harmoniously with other people, environments, and workplace. It is people skills. The list of soft skills useful for life, career, business, and talent are as follows. 1. Good Communication skills: in my opinion, and from my…

1. “Prioritize your assignments, even if the whole world rest on your shoulders; take it one by one” Scale of preference produces order. Order brings peace. Peace is a great achiever. The world is full of responsibilities. Every responsibility appears very important, even if some of them actually aren’t. As a man wakes up in the morning, he’s inundated with too many tasks and deadlines. Some of these deadlines can make you dead if you don’t know how to prioritize. Prioritization arranges your responsibilities in order of importance, so that you can work on assignments that matter most, before heading for those that matter least. Prioritization will take burdens off your shoulders; live a life of priorities. In family, business, profession, academics, and your calling, live a life of priorities. 2.”You don’t need to do a big thing to prove your worth. Your value is written in your small fruit” Everyone…

A few days ago, I was invited by the head of an organization to join him train a team of civil servants from the capital of Nigeria at Canary Wharf, London. Except I am inundated with very urgent appointments, I don’t like missing the opportunity to input leadership knowledge into people at the forefront of delivering change, so I accepted the invite. For two days, I delivered courses on Change Leadership, Personal Productivity, and Decision Making for Women Leaders. All through the programme, I kept emphasizing the undying need for a changed mentality if the civil service and Nigeria must compete with the developed world. It all went well, and I think everyone was happy. As I discussed my perceived outcome of the programme with my wife, four keywords slipped from my heart to my mouth and from my mouth to my wife. In a stepwise order, the last to…

When people think distractions, they mostly feel that it takes a very bogus approach, but I have noticed from personal experiences that the worst distractions are the most subtle. The distractions that steal your essence of existence don’t come like hurricanes – they sneak into your life and cause you colossal damages, unrealized, until it’s probably too late. Until you come to that consciousness, and find more sensible ways of dealing with them, you won’t know when they’ve ruthlessly dealt with you. Distractions could be ephemeral in nature, but their sustained effects are long-lasting, especially when they tickle negatively the most sensitive parts of a man’s quality obligation – and to be candid, distractions massage the wrong parts of your anatomy. Distraction has been defined as a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else, a diversion or recreation, or an extreme agitation of the mind. Certain things with little or…

In 2013, I wrote an article titled, ‘How Repetition Enhances Intelligence.’ I am not a psychologist, but a personal development enthusiast who believes that nothing can become something if the right developmental steps are taken. I say this because I come from nothing but pushed myself to something, and if today, I become nothing, I won’t fret because I know how to become something. Let me point out that becoming something isn’t about how much you have, or your social status – it is about your inner beliefs, giving yourself a self-worth, and embracing the intent behind your design; in other words, your purpose of existence. Becoming something also, is about your ability to perceive, foresee, envision, and pursue passionately the pictures of the future, and making sure that that picture does not only end up as a frame on the walls of your mind, but becomes feasible and tangible. A…

Who is a problem solver? In simple terms, a problem solver is someone who solves problems. In a team, diverse organizations and corporate bodies, many people avoid problems by shying away when there is one, but problem solvers usually look for challenges, convert them to opportunities, and search for ways to deal with those impediments, to everyone’s advantage. Without a challenge, without a question to answer, and without a difficulty to confront, problem solvers don’t feel inspired. They love it when it’s tough, because that is the only factor that helps them exhibit their innate abilities. Mind you, there is a difference between those who create problems and those who solve them. Those who create problems are not literarily, trouble makers; they are those who synthesize problems in order to keep them busy so that superiors or other forms of observers will consider them to be very hardworking people. I…

When I am idle, I feel sick, with pains on most parts of my anatomy. When I am productively active, the expectation of achieving something worthwhile or making an impact releases healing hormones in my system, and I become unconsciously well and healthy. When I therefore meet those who love to sit in front of the television for hours each day, watching what hard working people produced, I get stunned with their ability to do so. I am not against watching TV, but I am completely against indolent people who make it their daily occupation. Television is useful for winding off after some serious hard work, but if you do nothing and plan doing nothing; sitting in front of that screen will become your slow killer. Although, one of the definitions of laziness is idleness or inactiveness, I believe that the laziest people aren’t idle or inactive; they are simply…

A process isn’t usually instantaneous because it takes a window of time to develop a form or structure. Stage by stage, entities niche to develop a congregate that ends up in one mega function. As these functions operate, the human mind is glamoured by the creativities achieved by the brains around us. If brains were to be audited, and the various ways they perform recorded, we will be stunned by the level of artistry in our world. A process is best exemplified by gestation periods in reproduction. What begins with eggs and semen end up as full babies, and grow up to become full adults. Nothing jumps from egg to adult – there is a process, there is organization. It is organization that makes a dead seed in the soil sprout – if it isn’t organized, it will die in decadence and be forgotten in some hidden and unnoticed location under…

The spirit belongs to God – the mind belongs to man. What we do with what belongs to us affects our decisions, and our decisions affect our actions – our actions are the denouement of our entire life. Those many mornings when we wake up, and something we can’t decipher irritates our minds, and for the arbitrary, we grimace, and sometimes scream. And also, for the innocent children in the house that try to cheer our day up, we make victims of the state of our minds, as their good morning to us make us even more irritant – it’s just our state of mind; the very way we feel even if we can’t really place it. In the poem, Apply Within, Suzy Kassem wrote, “You once told me you wanted to save the world from all its wars – and I told you to first save yourself from the…

People have different motives of buying things – from person to person, motives differ. As cash is a hard earned resource, it is essential to know what should constitute value for money. Money, and the way you manage it is a major part of success or failure. Cash, also known as liquidity actually flows; that is why it is called currency. As a ‘current,’ there is movement from hand to hand, and to justify its movement, you must see the value it actually offers to you. If the product or service on hand doesn’t match the money spent, it means equivalent value wasn’t obtained. The need to write about what constitutes value for money arose because marketers are getting smarter everyday – they’re packaging low values with beautiful colors, and those who aren’t equally smart are spending too much on façade rather than the real thing. What has fooled people…