CEO Headaches after a Merger or Acquisition

We have less than a hundred days to the close of the banking sector consolidation programme. Someone may say, “What really is the fuss over this particular exercise?” Let’s get it over with and talk of other things”. I submit that next to the governance of our dear country, this is the other thing we have to do and do right. There are real challenges ahead and CEO’s may have lost sleep. It may not be a good prayer to wish to be a bank CEO at this time. Obviously the banks seeking to kidnap wealthy acquirers have migraine already; considering that the … [Read more...]

How much change can one person bring?

Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills … against misery, against ignorance, or injustice & violence. Yet many of the world’s great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 years old Thomas Jefferson who … [Read more...]

Become a Possibility Thinker!

You need to be become a possibility thinker. To do this you must remove any disadvantage thinking from your mind. Many people have built and accepted some things as disadvantages to their lives. What are some of these disadvantages and in what is the truth about those things? How can I break away from every disadvantage around me so I can be ALL that God has made me? Some people say to themselves ‘I am too old’. The truth is, you are never too old to change. You are not too old to change until you give up. Only when you reach a point where you don’t … [Read more...]

How To Win The Customer: Provide A Magic Experience

Your business will grow like magic when you give a customer or employee something far beyond their expectations. When you give them value in excess of what they felt they deserved or paid for, you have created a Magic Experience. The aim of a Magic Experience is to make the transaction between you and your customers memorable. Magic Experiences leave a lasting positive impression, one that makes customers want to do business with you again. And Magic Experiences also make people very happy to tell all their friends about the fun, exciting, and … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Robots Wanted!

You have never seen a vacancy ad with such a title and there is good reason for that – it is because no one would dare declare that they are looking to employ robots instead of human beings. But if you take a second look within governments, parastatals, churches, educational institutions, companies, committees (in short everywhere) what you see is that Presidents, CEOs, leaders, managers, supervisors are more comfortable with employees or members who do what they are told . . . someone who you can bet would always agree with the majority. In essence a … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Hiring Question: Why Should Anyone Hire You? (2)

I should be hired because of the knowledge that I possess. When it is said that someone knows his onions it means that he or she is experienced or knowledgeable in one's field or in the matter at hand. Particularly because we live in a knowledge-driven society, the knowledge that a person has has become a source of differentiation. For the entry-level person there is something I call knowledge-above-the-expected. At that level, fresh from school or NYSC, employers don’t expect that you would know much; they would give allowances for errors and some … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Hiring Question: Why Should Anyone Hire You?

Let’s call her name Chikodi. She came to see me the other day. I had asked her fiancé to ask her to see me for a chat. Chikodi was (at the time of this meet) 24yrs old (I think); had spent over a year post-NYSC without a job and had a second class upper degree. My objective in this discussion was to help unravel the internal and external (excluding spiritual though) factors that may have ‘helped’ her situation and to assist in charting next steps. And this is what I discovered. Chikodi admitted that, while in the university and also NYSC, she never … [Read more...]