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Leaders are tour guides not travel agents!

Posted on March 14, 2018

As published in Businessday: http://www.businessdayonline.com/leaders-tour-guides-not-travel-agents/ ———————————————————– I sat at a workers meeting in January and heard this phrase and it just stayed with me. Leaders. are.tour.guides.not.travel.agents. A travel agent as defined by Webster is a person who provides travel and tourism related services to the public on behalf of suppliers such as activities, airlines, car … Continue reading Leaders are tour guides not travel agents!

People are ammunition!

Posted on March 14, 2018

As published in Businessday: http://www.businessdayonline.com/people-are-ammunition/ ——————————- Gun laws and the need for them to be checked has been a perennial issue and floated yet again to the fore as headline news. There are those who are for (some are against it) and the divide continues to cause a rift with the people from the “land … Continue reading People are ammunition!

Are you a Tree Bat?

Posted on February 13, 2018

As published in Businessday: https://www.businessdayonline.com/are-you-a-tree-bat/ ——————————————— It was a must do – call it the ultimate opportunity to go to the cradle of Yoruba land. The marathon activities projected itself as a one time opportunity to see two greats at once – the great OAU and the great Ile-Ife city itself. So bag in hand … Continue reading Are you a Tree Bat?

Does your cerebral horsepower really matter?

Posted on February 6, 2018

As published in Businessday: http://www.businessdayonline.com/cerebral-horsepower-really-matter/ We are a well-read people. Nigerians desire and thirst for every degree and certification there is which in itself is laudable. There is a sense of wanting more, achieving more, desiring more, going a level higher cerebrally that seems to be somehow encoded in our DNA somewhere. The puzzling question … Continue reading Does your cerebral horsepower really matter?

Steal Your Still!

Posted on January 25, 2018

Honking, arguing, laughter, sounds of hawking, rapt knocks on car windows, more honking, stomping to get your attention in a distracting way, speed bumps, sudden jolting breaks. Banter, market hailing, howling, call outs and more honking. Bells ringing, kids chanting, feets shuffling, swings creaking. Music, loud music, tugging, pushing, loud radio station airings with pidgin … Continue reading Steal Your Still!

Are you Dead Sea Spec?

Posted on August 9, 2017

The Dead Sea. Some have generally heard about the Dead Sea and some others may remotely know it exists. The Dead Sea is on the border of Israel, Jordan and the West bank. There’s a lot of information out there about the Dead Sea but the one that most hit me is that water does … Continue reading Are you Dead Sea Spec?

Lessons from the Big 5!

Posted on May 31, 2017

First Published on BellaNaija: https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/ngozi-adebiyi-lessons-big-5/ In the world of consulting, the following firms are usually referred to as the Big 5 – • Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) • Deloitte Consulting • Ernst & Young • KPMG • PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) According to Wikipedia, The Big Four are the four largest professional services networks in the world, … Continue reading Lessons from the Big 5!

“Punt aan the lijn!” [Full Stop!]

Posted on May 23, 2017

First Published on BellaNaija: https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/ngozi-adebiyi-punt-aan-lijn-full-stop/ Punt aan the lijn is Dutch for full stop! On a recent trip, a group of us stayed briefly with a Dutch family and amidst banter and laughter one evening the phrase was used and out of curiosity it was defined for us as a line used to depict the … Continue reading “Punt aan the lijn!” [Full Stop!]

“Bye Felicia!”

Posted on May 17, 2017

First Published on BellaNaija: https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/05/ngozi-adebiyi-bye-felicia/ Monica, Diana & Folake have recently become the names in lyrics of popular Nigerian songs. Dirty Diana, Annie, Elizabeth and Billy Jean were made popular by the legendary Michael Jackson. So many songs have lyrics with names which are usually more than just a name but would be the subject … Continue reading “Bye Felicia!”

The Leader-in-waiting

Posted on April 18, 2017

First Published on BellaNaija: https://www.bellanaija.com/2017/04/ngozi-adebiyi-embrace-your-status-as-a-leader-in-waiting/ Leadership is hardwork and we often expect a lot from our leaders. The common thinking is that leaders should have the capacity to make sense of every immensely complex issue, have the depth of knowledge to be visionary, display the wisdom of experience to create a path for others to … Continue reading The Leader-in-waiting



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