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Understanding the Need for Change Management Simply speaking, a fishnet is a net for catching fish. They are made from either polyethylene (resins) or nylon; polyethylene and nylon are chemicals. Polyethylenes are easily molded and are resistant to other chemicals. They can be repeatedly softened and hardened by heating and cooling, and are used for many purposes, such as making containers, tubes, and packaging. Nylon is very strong and elastic, and can be formed into fibers, sheets, or bristles. It is used to make fabrics, plastics, and molded products. Based on their material make, fishnets are classified into high density polyethylene (HDPE),  nylon monofilament, and nylon multifilament. They are transparent, invisible in water, have low drag and abrasion resistance, and high tensile strength, which means that they can be stretched and drawn out – being drawn out means they are ductile, and being ductile is the ability to be made into wire or…

Competition is getting so intense. You can’t sit down and assume that one strategy will take you through your business all week, and you can’t afford to slumber for a second, on the premise that you topped the pack yesterday, therefore, today, you will, also. Competition is ongoing – it’s more than a marathon, and therefore, requires a far more endurance than any long distance athletic competition. So, you need the strategy to compete with your competitors, and outdo them. In the digital world for instance, it’s become a digital war. Everyday, there are new technological disruptions, and even for the new inventions, there are frequent updates – most apps that were designed a year ago without being updated have been outrun by new ones. The pace at which humanity is developing is quicker than the speed of light – except you constantly adapt, and work harder, you’ll be shoved…

On certain occasions, I have asked people what their passions are, and it usually comes to me as a shock when many people, including some very educated ones say they either don’t know or don’t have. I have come to a conclusion that a lot don’t know their passions because they don’t really know what it means. In some people’s imaginations, passion may be considered as one bogus and equivocal meaning, mystified in a remote part of man’s brain or heart, but I will quickly point out that that is an erroneous interpretation. Passion is simple to understand and easy to embrace because it comes from within – you don’t learn it, you don’t memorize it, because it is part and passel of you. Just like you don’t make efforts to breath under normal circumstances, you don’t also make efforts to have a passion for something. In furtherance, I would…

Rising From Inferiority Complex To Change Your World If you’re determined to make a difference even when you’re the weakest, you’ll become the bravest. Touching someone, helping someone, or making an impact isn’t the outcome of strength – it is the weak, the unnoticed or the unrecognised and unappreciated, not looking at themselves from the ugly perception of other people, but summoning the courage to rise up from inferiority and being belittled, to jump into the straying ship, and navigate it to safety, in spite of their meagre skills. There are many straying ships, and in it are most people in the demography of youths. There are some other straying ships – those that have given up to deteriorating health conditions. How about the straying ships of indebtedness, suicide, broken relationships, and many more? Imagine the straying ships of failed dreams, hopes and expectations! There are many in the streets…

At the beginning of this year, I published an article on positioning yourself for a successful year, and as the year is fast moving forward, I felt it sensible to remind you about the points mentioned in that lovely article. To make something out of the rest of this year, and to make sure that by the end of the year, you won’t be biting your nails, and be counting your pains instead of your gains, follow me, as I briefly talk about the following points. 1. Review the Past 6 Months: You can’t tell where you’re heading to, if you don’t know where you’re coming from. You must be able to assess your journey so far, so that you can strategize for the one ahead. Unequivocally speaking, review the past six months and account for it – accounting makes you take responsibility for the successes and failures, or for your indifference.…

Arsene Wenger said, ‘When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.’ Consistency is power, and it is what inspires success. Without consistency, every dream will die at birth stage. Those who climbed Mount Everest, didn’t do it without pains – they succeeded because despite the agony, consistency made them reach the summit. The industry bests didn’t attain their goals without the power of consistency. The great champions emerged and ruled in their chosen fields because they were consistent. You can’t achieve anything, you can’t become anything, you can’t reach any enviable height without consistency. I am not excited by your dream – I am excited by your consistency. I don’t respect your flamboyance – I respect your consistency. I am not impressed by your persuasive speech – I am impressed by your consistency.…

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…