From Background to Mainstream

Of recent young women and girls have been making tremendous fits. Shaking the mainstream and breaking global records has become the new normal for young women globally. It is no longer news that young women are no longer on the disadvantaged scale. Nature and all that is in it are in the favour of young[…]

Validation; The Dangers Attached

Human beings are social creatures therefore we do not exist in isolation. Daily we interact and seek the opinion of others directly or indirectly. Validation refers to seeking approval or opinion from others on a particular idea or when taking a decision. At some point in our lives, we have sort for this. For instance,[…]

Effective Communication Tips

Effective communication according to Ricky W. Griffin is the process of sending a message in such a way that the message received is as close in meaning as possible to the message intended.   Career advancement largely depends on how effective an individual can communicate and this is true of the progress of the organization[…]

Mentorship; a Prerequisite to Professional Advancement

My encounter with Prof Akpan that led to the transformation of my life began in 2014. On that fateful day, he entered my class and introduced him, I am Prof Akpan and I will be taking you Geo 201. Neither did he make all of his classes interesting and enlightening but he ensure that we[…]

Expanding Your Professional Network; a key to career advancement

After the first year in college, Debbie was placed on probation as her grades were not looking good and if there is an improvement, she could be withdrawn. This made Debbie so worried and this was affecting her both mentally and emotionally. Luckily for her, a friend of hers introduced Debbie to Joy who was[…]

Anti Sexual Harassment Bill; How much do you know?

The 7th of July 2020 brought a lot of people great relief as on this day the Senate, the upper legislative chamber passed the Sexual Harassment bill into law. This makes women’s rights activists excited as the incessant cases of sexual harassment of students by their lecturers who were meant to protect them was becoming[…]

Intentional Leadership – 5 points to consider in becoming an intentional leader

“The more intentional you are about your leadership growth, the greater your potential for becoming the leader you are capable of being. Never stop learning.”- John C. Maxwell I am currently involved in a leadership project that explores the leadership journeys of some key persons and in one of my meetings, I spoke to an[…]

So you got the job!! Now what? – 5 steps to help you settle into a new role

That call comes through, the one you have been waiting for, and it says “Congratulations. You got the job”. The moment you feel is so exciting and exhilarating and you cannot stop the joy. Many job seekers have experienced this and for some reason, focus more on the good news than planning on how to[…]

Are you a learner? – Increase your learning with this 3 actions

I find that positioning yourself to recognise that you are in a constant place of learning may not be easy but will be worth it. It is easy to know a few things and call oneself an “expert’ in the field of that knowledge however the reality is that innovation is happening every minute. What[…]