How to Become a CEO

Occupying the corner office is a hefty and ambitious dream, but it’s possible. After all, every company needs a leader. CEOs (chief executive officers) are the highest-ranking people in organizations. They make the decisions, make the most money and have the most responsibilities. Do you have the skills to work your way up the ladder?

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How to Manage an Employee Who Always Makes Excuses

You know the type. The project is late because the vendor didn’t do their job. The presentation went bad because the meeting format was poor. It’s over-budget because procurement screwed up. No matter what the situation, this employee has an excuse for why it didn’t work. They might even have a valid excuse – but

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How to Make the Most of Your Workday

Do you often find your workday spiralling out of control? You start each day with a plan to get so much done, but soon find yourself becoming distracted, focusing on low-priority tasks and, simply, procrastinating. So how can you regain control of your time? One-size-fits-all lists on how to be more productive don’t work; we’ll

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Motivational Personality of the Week – Ommo Clark

PROFILE OF OMMO CLARK Ommo Clark is a Nigerian (NG) and United Kingdom (UK) groomed software designer.  She is the Founder and CEO of iBez Nigeria.  Her Company – iBez Nigeria provides software development and training services to organisations and individuals located in emerging and underserved communities. The aim of the Company is to grow

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Motivational Personality of the Week – Babajide Ipaye

PROFILE OF BABAJIDE IPAYE Babajide Ipaye is a dynamic, results-driven Nigerian Social Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Keexs, an Africa inspired footwear brand based in Lagos Nigeria.  The brand is the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa. The footwear brand is an Africa inspired range of casual footwear aimed at bringing out the

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A 5-step Cash Management

Step 1. Determine how much you need to cover operating expenses for a normal month. Look at your income statement for each month of the year. You can see what you’re averaging per month in operating expenses. Step 2. Determine how much you owe for inventory. If you’re tracking accounts payable on your books, you can find that

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10 Financial Skills That Every Manager Needs

I ran across an article on the Association for Talent Development site titled “Financial Skills Every Manager Should Be Able to Navigate”. It’s a good read. Got me thinking…if I had to come up with a list of financial skills that every manager should know, what would they be? These are financial skills that managers

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Why CEO’s Care More About Money Than People

The CEO’s job is to make money. Having a great product or service is really useful, but not always necessary. Having smart, caring people and a great place to work is also nice, but not required. As long as profits show on the books and the stock price is climbing, the CEO is doing the

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Creating a Winning Corporate Culture Through People Power

Creating a winning company culture starts with an investment in people. Not just investing in staff but in relationships with clients as well as the people you serve. It requires having a deep understanding of human connections, of bonds, and of ways to break down barriers. Adopting a policy focused on people can make a

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Motivational Personality of the Week – Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo

PROFILE OF OLAJUMOKE OLUFUNMILOLA ADENOWO Mrs. Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is an award winning African architect, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Principal Partner / Founder of AD Consulting Limited, an architecture and design firm head quartered in Nigeria. She is also an author, a motivational speaker, radio host and lectures on architecture, issues affecting women and strives to

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