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Why strategies fail

It is absolutely impossible to build a great organization without having great goals. This is because a vision encapsulates the aspiration of the organization; where it wants to be and what it wants to become. Without a compelling vision, a company cannot record unending success. However, while visions create the future of an organization in […]
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Leadership generosity

Leadership generosity is putting the needs of others ahead of yours, subjugating your welfare, concerns and success to theirs. Great leaders are generous, they spend and are spent on the cause in which they believe. They believe that a candle loses nothing when it lights others, so they pull out all the stops to ensure […]
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Beating the curse of incompetence

Incompetence is the inability to deliver on pre-agreed terms. Repeated suboptimal performance is the hallmark of incompetence. Incompetence is not always occasioned by inadequate capacity, more often than not, it is the consequence of inadequate utilization of capacity. Those who are ailed by incompetence are enamoured with excuses. Rather than be motivated by a reason […]
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The leader and his charisma

The strength of a leader is in the followership. A leader must have people who follow him, not out of a sense of duty, but out of conviction. That is why John Maxwell says, “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.” More than any other thing, what draws […]
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When faced with a failed plan

A failed plan is not the end of the road; neither does it signify the end of the world nor is it an indication of an aborted dream. Though a failed plan could be a setback or a letdown, it should not be a reason to let go of a goal. Those who become distraught […]
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How not to lead like politicians

This is the season of politicking as politicians try all the tricks in the book to outwit one another with a view to either wresting power from the current holders or holding on to power. While there is no doubt about political office holders at various levels being classifiable as leaders, many of them are […]
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Making 2019 a better year

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The aim of every forward-looking organization and individual is to have a better year every year, irrespective of how the immediate past year was. This is because stagnation is the first phase of retrogression. So, not planning for something better than the experience of the former year is the beginning of failure. Even if the […]
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Leaders and effective information management

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg lost $2.5billion of his fortunes as the shares of the company plummeted by 8 per cent. This plunge was sequel to an announcement by Facebook’s Chief Financial Officer, David Wehner, that the social media giant’s advertising revenue growth would slow down meaningfully in mid-2017, as the […]
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Transitioning from managing to leading

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The difference between leaders and managers is not essentially in their method but their mindset; neither is it about their action but their motivation. While leaders seek to explore, managers are content with exploiting. Leaders explore, trying to discover new areas of opportunities for the organization while managers exploit, striving to bring out the best […]
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Leaders and their critics

Criticism is the leader’s unwritten recompense. Leaders are criticized for issues they have control over as well as those about which they can do nothing. They are criticized for the sublime and the ridiculous, the […]
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