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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

Enhancing performance with high expectations

By Goke Ilesanmi

performanceEconomic performance is the basic function and contribution of any business enterprise, and the major purpose of its establishment. To achieve economic performance and results, a lot of (hard) work is required, and the work has to be thought through and done with direction, method and purpose. Peter Drucker, a renowned business management consultant says to make any business effective, the executive can start with a model of the “ideal business” Read the rest of this entry

Rising above average to the peak

By Goke Ilesanmi

topTo rise above the majority, you must develop qualities and discipline that the average person lacks. You need to take the lid off yourself and capture momentum for your life by breaking through barriers and reaching new heights. The entire creation possesses the principle of potential and you have the ability to accomplish your God-given purpose, but the release of your potential is up to you. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

 Effective leadership results in great organisations that have reputation for productivity and profitability. Leadership is about piloting an organisation into the future by discovering and utilising available opportunities. It is not an exaggeration to conclude that only few organisations have effective leaders today despite the fact that effective leadership is greatly needed from more and more people, irrespective of where they are in the organisational hierarchy. It is wrong to say some extraordinary people at the top can offer all the necessary leadership needed today in an organisation. Read the rest of this entry

What self-image do you see in your mirror?

By Goke Ilesanmi

At a wedding reception where I was serving as the master of ceremonies in Lagos recently, one of the people that naturally ought to help handle one of the areas of the programme whatyouseerefused (before the actual day) to accept to come out and speak for just two minutes on the day. He turned down all my appeal that I would equip him with necessary training before the day so that he could be confident.  

 

Possible excuse

If we had not had enough time ahead of us to do necessary confidence-boosting training and rehearsal, I would have attributed his fear to lack of knowledge of what to say, technically referred to as ignorance-induced fear. Given the way he closed his mind to the idea of ever coming out to face the crowd on the day, I could sense that he was (and is) suffering from psychological fear that borders on self-perception. We did not have any option but to use another person who was ready for me to train him to perform the task. And he performed brilliantly and was applauded by the audience. At this point, the man who had refused to perform the task became jealous and dejected.

   Every human creature has been created to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. This means that deep within us lies a seed of greatness and success itching for germination and harvest. We have the ability to accomplish our God-given purpose, but allowing our talent or ability to manifest is our responsibility. And self-image is critical here. Please let me ask you this question: “What self-image do you see in your psychological mirror?” You need necessary empowerment to break your negative psychological mirror if you have one.

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By Goke Ilesanmi

Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, an associate director for the Motivation Science Centre at the Columbia University Business School says to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to recognise an opportunity when you see one. In the same vein, you need to have plans if you really want to succeed. Having alternative plans is very critical to success in all areas of life. Read the rest of this entry

Branding for Personal and Organisational Success

By Goke Ilesanmi

If you discover that people, even those who know you very well, do not quite understand whom you really are and what they can rely on you to do for them, then, there seems to be a gap between perception and reality. That is, there is a gap between the “real you” and the “you” other people see and interact with. Businesses deal with this dilemma constantly. Their most successful responses tend to focus on branding. Read the rest of this entry

One potent tool of leadership success

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Leadership is developed not discovered. The truly-born leader will always emerge, but to stay on top, natural leadership characteristics must be developed. It is leadership that allows for innovation. Leadership results in well-run organisations that are known for efficiency and profitability.

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Exploiting branding for business success

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

If you discover that people, even those who know you very well, do not quite understand whom you really are and what they can rely on you to do for them, then, there seems to be a gap between perception and reality. In other words, there is a gap between the “real you” and the “you” other people see and interact with. It is noteworthy that businesses deal with this dilemma constantly. Their most successful responses tend to focus on one key concept, that is, branding.

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Interpersonal skills as a success booster

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

One attribute that accelerates human success is strong interpersonal skills. This is because the way we are perceived by people around us plays a major role in our day-to-day happiness at home, in the office; and also determines our career future among other things. So, no matter how hard we work or brilliant we are, if we cannot relate well with the people around us, our chances of success may be negatively affected.

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