I used to cringe at the thought of making calls. I would tell my close friends that I hated small talk and would avoid any and every opportunity to interact with strangers, especially in a group setting. The thought of having a more than a five-minute conversation on the phone, even with someone I knew well, used to freak me out.
Now I have one to two-hour conversations for a living, and sometimes it is difficult to get me to shut up during my sessions. I genuinely and...
Wherever you are in your career - how well positioned are you?
Beyond technical skills and the obvious of course.
To get a job and keep it, you need more than technical skills.
In October 2019 I was asked to be part of a panel on career positioning in the digital age alongside representatives from the largest banks and financial institutions in Nigeria including Ecobank.
Before the panel, I was given the opportunity to present my thoughts on the most important skills for CFA (Chartered...
Have you ever taken a second to think about what you like and don't like?
Most of us have not and it is a great place to start to build your self-awareness. Once you write down your likes and dislikes you are in a better position to start to find opportunities that align with your preferences.
Download this worksheet to help you get started.
How the heck am I going to find people I like? When I was first hired to launch an online platform and build a team around it, I was scared. For the longest time, I had avoided ‘people-related’ issues. I had the chance to select and lead project-based teams and boss around some interns, but I had never built a team that was going to help me succeed in building an online-based startup. Hiring for a startup is difficult enough, but I was hiring for a business based in a...