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  • Here Is What You Need To Consider Before Accepting A New Job Offer

    A young woman recently spoke to me about leaving her job. She was tired and wanted to move on. I asked her a few questions. Do you have a new job yet? Do you think you have achieved what you…

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  • HOW TO MANAGE FINANCES IN YOUR 30s

    In my 30’s I was a newly wed with a new job.  It was an exciting time.  It didn’t last though.  My husband became ill and I had to take time off work to look after him.  We were financially…

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  • THE TALK: How To Manage Your Career Ambitions As A Married Woman

    After working for 6 years in Ghana, I had begun to feel restless. I LOVED my job but I was beginning to feel like I wanted more and wanted to do more so I decided to explore. A company asked…

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  • 5 things I wish I had done differently in my 20s

    I’ve seen the answers from the polls and it looks most of you are making good choices. Great! I sometimes marvel at how I managed to survive my 20’s. One of the things I wished I could change is how…

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  • See the Silver Lining

    Always find a way to see the silver lining and not only focus on the challenges. #UcheOfodile #LeadForward

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  • How Can We Manage Our Emotions At Work?

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  • High Heeled Assumptions

    Recently I met up with someone that I had worked with a few years ago and they revealed something that I was completely unaware of as a manager. Someone on my team had cracked my code. They believed that the…

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  • In His Words: Obii of Bloom Interactive

    Another wonderful story to inspire you as you start your week. Don’t be afraid to put your ideas into action, have convictions and be passionate! Obii started his first advertising gig as an intern in college and loved it enough…

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  • Don’t Take NO For An Answer

    Over the course of my career, I’ve had to learn a few lessons about salary expectations and negotiations. One story that sticks out in my mind happened a few years ago when a young man on my team asked for…

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  • In Her Own Words: Folasade of Dawa

    Another inspiring story. A good example of 1. Creating something to fulfill a need you have and 2. The balancing act between your corporate job and building your business. In her own words: Folasade, for many years wanted to use…

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  • Managing People

    The first time I had to let someone go from my team, I was almost in tears. For a long time, I didn’t want to do it and my boss was putting a lot of pressure on me to make…

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  • In Her Own Words: Sharon of Eya Naturals

    Our community is one of sharing knowledge and when I meet amazing people with amazing stories, I will highlight them. I often talk about taking risks and following your passions. Well here is a wonderful story from Sharon in her…

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  • Do Your Homework

    A few years ago I was interviewing a few people for a role on my team and I was having a good conversation with a young lady. I was quite impressed with her and towards the end of the conversation…

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  • Feedback Makes Leaders Better

    A few years ago, a colleague of mine gave me some feedback. People around the business thought I was very unfriendly and unapproachable. As a senior business leader, it was not a great perception to have and he recommended that…

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  • Never Burn Your Bridges

    Verb. burn one’s bridges: To destroy one’s path, connections, reputation, opportunities, etc., particularly intentionally Last week was pretty interesting. I was in Lagos visiting some friends and we of course started talking about work, Now these ladies are very senior…

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  • Uncomfortable Silences

    Are you comfortable with silence? It’s something that I struggled with for many years. A few examples: If I gave an answer to a question and my boss didn’t say anything right away, I would keep talking and talking, assuming…

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  • Don’t Chase Money, Chase The Stretch

    Someone sent me a really good question this week. They asked me what I look for when I’m considering a new job or role. Of course it depends on where you are in your career but certainly as I was…

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  • French Lessons in Accra

    I am in Accra at the moment and guess what I am doing? Yep. I signed up for French lessons. Someone asked me why I continue to learn French. My answer: “I don’t believe in giving up” There are very…

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  • Forward leadership: Some of my favourite quotes from Uche Ofodile – Gifty Osei-Boakye Bingley

    Happy Birthday to the celebrated business leader, Uche Ofodile. I am forever grateful to this amazing woman. As she celebrates her special day, I would like to share some nuggets of wisdom from her to me and other young women on developing…

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  • Challenging but Amazing!

    Usually on my birthday, I like to reflect on the past year and think about the future (I also love to have some cake as well. 🙂 So what do I think about the past year? It’s been one of…

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