“Aunty, I only came to say thank you…” How rejection became my motivation – Bankole Williams

A few years back, after chasing a particular client for business, I finally got the chance to go through the selection process. I aced the pitches and was selected to run a training for them. Finally, the door into this bank had opened for me. This testimony was grand; as I had sought the opportunity to work with them for over 3 years. A few … Continue reading “Aunty, I only came to say thank you…” How rejection became my motivation – Bankole Williams

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7 Productivity Hacks that help me achieve my Goals amidst Heavy Distraction

I mentioned in a recent blog post that life… would rather run its own course if you allow it… Well, that was the summary of my May. It was all shades of ‘busy’ and overwhelming. I wish I could boast of the kind of ‘busyness’ that comes with some significant value or financial gain. On the contrary, my month was filled with seemingly harmless, (but … Continue reading 7 Productivity Hacks that help me achieve my Goals amidst Heavy Distraction

Introducing The Mastering The Business Of Your Talent Course by Steve Harris

The Mastering The Business Of Your Talent programme is an ONLINE 6 week BUSINESS COURSE that will help you assess, create and review your products and position you to find the right customers for your business. This Program Is For You If … You don’t have a business yet, but you’re an aspiring entrepreneur You run a business, but it has stopped growing and plateaued  It’s … Continue reading Introducing The Mastering The Business Of Your Talent Course by Steve Harris

Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

(featured image from pixabay) The minister of power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to reverse the increased tariffs to that of what it was in December 2020. This directive was made from the minister’s twitter handle on Thursday, 7th of January 2021. He said that He had directed NERC to inform all electricity distributing company to continue with the … Continue reading Nigerian FG directs NERC to reverse electricity tariff

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Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

The COVID-19 pandemic doubtless came with loads of threats and challenges. Many startups and professionals have had to swim upstream by repositioning their brands and working at changing customer behaviour in order to stay afloat. And while some have so weathered the new season well and are thriving, most are still paddling hard, trying to navigate the murky waters. In response to this, Africa’s Leading … Continue reading Bankole Williams teaches ‘7 Strategies for business continuity in tough seasons’ in New Book – FORTIFY

How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

Innovation, a vital requirement for (aspiring) key players in the business world, has been defined in several quarters. For example, according to Concise Oxford Dictionary, Innovation is the introduction of something new, i.e. the act of changing something established by introducing new methods. Business DictionaryTM defines Innovation from a business standpoint as follows:  Innovation is the process by which an idea or invention is translated … Continue reading How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

In Crisis Management, the ability to quickly adapt to change is key. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin When Life Wouldn’t Cooperate: You’ve worked hard, surfed the internet hard and prayed hard to get financing for your startup, and finally, you’ve … Continue reading ‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

We Weren’t Made to Break – Striking Proper Work-Life Balance

Work is vital to human existence. However, working without striking proper life balance could be threatening to our well-being, career, relationships and even destiny. Hence, it is expedient to address the subject of attaining the required balance. Work-Life Balance is essential regardless of whether you are a business owner or an employee; and irrespective of your level on the career ladder or in the actualization … Continue reading We Weren’t Made to Break – Striking Proper Work-Life Balance

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Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

A few years ago, I decided to go on a ‘mystery visit’ to a certain Bank in Akure. Apparently, this bank had it’s assigned mystery shoppers: people pretending to be normal customers, but are spies sent by the Management. I was not one of them, but as a trainer to that organization, I was merely doing this to assess the quality of the service delivery … Continue reading Goofed! Opportunity has a PhD in ‘Mystery Shopping’ – Bankole Williams

‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

While working on contract documents and agreements for clients at Hoopla Hive, I ensure we never omit the vital sections, no matter how simple the client wants it. I am meticulous by nature. I pay attention to details and would rather give too much than too little; but besides that, I have a basic understanding of how business operations work, having served in various capacities … Continue reading ‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs