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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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  • Did I want to be a CEO?

    Yesterday I was asked how I knew I wanted to be a CEO. Can I be very honest with you? Early on, I didn’t. My career has been a series of passionate proclamations of what I was going to do…

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  • Your Network is Your Net Worth

    A few years ago, a friend of mine was looking for a new job. One of the things that surprised her the most was that her network was turning out to be one of the most effective tools in her…

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  • Hello Team! Félicitations!

    Talk about INSPIRATION! I love sharing stories about people who chose to take on challenges. I am so proud of these Tigo DRC employees who, on Friday, graduated from their English courses. As a student of a second language I…

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  • Stay Strong! Never Give up on your Hopes and Dreams

    The last few weeks have been quite challenging for me. I almost felt sorry for myself (almost) until last week when I met this handsome young man at the launch of Tigo DRC’s involvement with Ndako Ya Biso (please read…

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