By Goke Ilesanmi

Some days ago, I thought extensively about the current nosedive of our macro-economic fortunes occasioned by the crash in the prices of oil at the international market. When I remembered that our over-reliance on one source of revenue (that is, oil) like a specialist accounts for the current economic turbulence, the thought of whether or not it is better to be a career or business specialist flashed through my mind. Let me ask you this question, is it better to be an exceptional specialist or an effective generalist? Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

I decided to address this topic this week, given the ravaging effects of the conflict currently engulfing our political landscape on personal empowerment and organisational and national development. The need to address the crisis becomes imperative following the trademark of “slow motion” that the current government is now accorded just within one month of being in charge. The current All Progressives Congress (APC) and National Assembly crisis has heightened our impatience and created impression of national standstill as opposed to the immediate change acceleration expected. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

BuhariOn Friday May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a masterpiece of an inaugural speech, in which he unveiled his administration’s plan for our great nation Nigeria. He expectedly stressed the resolve of his administration to urgently tackle the multi-pronged challenges of insecurity, corruption, unemployment, infrastructure, etc., amid thunderous applause. Read the rest of this entry

Gokmar Communication Consulting begins training in Abuja

We, Gokmar Communication Consulting, are set to begin training of our EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING AND BUSINESS PRESENTATION COURSE as well as other programmes in Abuja in a bid to take our services closer to our numerous existing and intending clients.

To register for most of our programmes, WHICH WILL BE AT WEEKENDS FOR NOW, please contact us at 2, Euphrates Street, Artec Practice Building, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja. Read the rest of this entry

Plying the precise path to the peak

By Goke Ilesanmi

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Therefore, it is imperative to aspire to be at the peak of your career or business. That is, the highest level. To achieve this feat, you must have the mentality that the sky is the beginning not the limit of your potential for personal or corporate success because you are capable of reaching farther into the success moon and stars through exceptional commitment, outstanding performance and/or distinction. Your ambition is attainable because whatever good idea you conceive and believe in as an individual or organisation, you definitely can achieve. Read the rest of this entry

Waiting perpetually for a perfect time

By Goke Ilesanmi

As human beings, we almost always like to wait for a perfect time to take necessary action about our plans. Is there any time called “Perfect”? I need your answer, please. Some years ago, a friend of mine bought a car and got a man to drive it and also teach him driving because he could not drive. As expected, whenever the man wanted to teach my friend, the learner sign “L” would be hung on the number plate with the driver sitting beside him and guiding him. Surprisingly, after one year of learning, my friend was still using the “L” sign and totally dependent on the driver to guide him while driving. I was compelled to ask why he was still using the “L” sign and could not drive unguided. He said he wanted to PERFECT his driving skills even when the driver had been encouraging him to be driving alone. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

There is need to break the barrier of primitive persuasion and embrace application of effective persuasion if we must move forward as a nation, as individuals, organisations, etc. This is because persuasion is key to general harmony. Persuasion is simply about convincing other people. It is commendable that after the unimpressive performance at the just-concluded general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took stock of its electoral fortunes and admitted that, among other things, the intensity of its hate campaigns (primitive persuasion) accounted for its misfortune at the poll. The fact remains that apart from PDP, other political parties and politicians are also guilty of hate campaigns one way or another. Read the rest of this entry

Adversity can advertise your ability

By Goke Ilesanmi

ADVERSITYLife is indeed full of ups and downs that are often inevitable. These ups and downs can be summarised as “Adversity”, that is, a situation in which one has a lot of problems. Most times, adversity is destined to advertise your latent potential or ability.
As a young boy, I had always thought adversity was a very bad aspect of life until I was proved wrong one day. My mother sent me on an errand to a friend’s house and there was a fierce dog there that was always ready to prevent your entry. Despite the possibility of the dog’s attack, I took the risk of going there because of the respect for my mother and exceptional generosity of her friend, which even made a friend of mine to accompany there. We were about entering the house when the dog suddenly came out from its hiding place, barking repeatedly and pursuing us desperately. Read the rest of this entry

Driving Growth through Innovation

Author: Robert Tucker
Publisher: Berrett Koehler
Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi

Driving Growth through InnovationThe target of business people or corporate organisations is to achieve substantial growth and by implication profitability. Yet, it is very challenging to achieve appreciable growth (which signifies productivity) and profitability in the midst of competition. The solution is innovation, that is, conversion of new knowledge into new products and services.
That is why I want us to X-ray this book tagged Driving Growth through Innovation this week. It is written by Robert Tucker, president of The Innovation Resource, a consulting firm based in Santa Barbara, California. Tucker is a keynote speaker that is in high demand. A former adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, he advises a lot international organisations on innovation strategy. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

Electronic mail, called e-mail for short, is a system that allows people to send messages to each other by computer. E-mail makes everything easier and faster including making a powerful business impression and establishing positive professional relationships. The businessperson who uses the technology effectively and appropriately will see the results of that effort reflected in the bottom line. But it must be stressed that you cannot substitute e-mail for one-on-one communication. So, use e-mail for scheduling, routine updating and other administrative efficiencies; and the phone or face-to-face communication for everything else. Read the rest of this entry

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