Tips For Young Professionals.

I spent last Thursday with the inducted HH New hires. Over 50 outstanding young men and women are on their journey to become the next generation of leaders at Heir Holdings.  Throughout our informal session, I listened to them talk about themselves, while gaining insights and useful suggestions from their

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Performance Review: A Crucial Secret to Success

Setting goals creates your map to success – in whatever you do – big or small. The day ahead, the strategy of multinational – and everything in between. That map, those goals, mark your first points towards success. It means you know where you are heading. It means your focus

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Building to Last Through Effective Leadership

Effective leadership is such a critical element of a successful organization, whether large or small. People respond positively to leadership that is credible and effective; in good times, bad times, steady state or changing times. Effective leadership creates the space for both setting strategy and for executing. Sometimes it is

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A Sustainable Environment Through Climate Change

Last week, the HH Group celebrated World Environment Day 2022. Sustainability is not a slogan for us – it is core to what we do. We see every day the consequences of environmental degradation, missed opportunities and the cost Africa pays for global mismanagement of precious resources. I reiterated to

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Children; Pioneering Profound Change in Africa.

There has never been a season as crucial as the one upon us now. A season where there is so much demand, weight and responsibility placed upon a younger generation. For decades, much has been said about Africa and its renaissance, its revival and its future potential. We are getting

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Success is made up of 1% dreams and 99% hard work

At the age of 20, did you envisage your current self? At the age of 20 I was still on the university campus thinking of parties and academic course work rather than thinking of entrepreneurship! But let’s just say that my life has been filled with a lot of interesting

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#UBAAfricaConversations

My dreams for Africa: reflecting on #UBAAfricaConversations for the #UBAAfricaDay2021.

Yesterday, at the 3rd United Bank for Africa Conversations (#UBAAfricaConversations) celebrating Africa Day, I was privileged to moderate a profoundly moving conversation, with some of Africa’s most prominent voices: Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, the World Trade Organisation’s Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the World Health Organisation’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus;

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Celebrating the Value and Dignity in our Labour

On May 1, we celebrated working women and men, in Africa and the world. Work gives us all dignity, it allows us to create value, to sustain our families, secure our futures. As an African, creating sustainable, meaningful employment is what drives me.  It is why I champion entrepreneurship. Through

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Five Personal Tips to Build a Successful Business

I gave a talk at the Lagos Business School ‘Dinner with…’ event earlier this week, where I addressed the room and shared my journey thus far. For budding entrepreneurs or those climbing the corporate ladder, read my tips below, which I hope will aid your own journey. #1 Save Money

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An urgent call for a new African Order

The beginning of the year 2020 which also marked the start of a defining decade ushered in a series of dreadful disruptions. Unlike the 2008 global financial crisis where Africa was largely decoupled from the thick of the crisis and managed to muddle through fairly unscathed, this time around Africa holds the

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A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa’s employment challenge

Unemployment, independent of any other factor, threatens to derail the economic promise that Africa deserves. It’s a time bomb with no geographical boundaries: Economists expect Africa to create 54 million new jobs by 2020, but 122 million Africans will enter the labor force during that time frame. Adding to this shortfall are

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What Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Learning in Africa Right Now

This is the first of several commentaries on “The Paradox of Samsung’s Rise,” an article by Tarun Khanna, Jaeyong Song, and Kyungmook Lee in the July−August 2011 HBR. While it may not be intuitive to global readers, I see many similarities between Samsung’s transformation from local leader in Korea to major

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In Africa, the best ‘charity’ is aid for business

he traditional approach to solving Africa’s problems has been to rely on charity and aid – free money, more or less. And while charity has done much good for millions across the continent in terms of food security, health care, emergency response, and education, its chief weakness is that its results

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Good governance keeps renaissance on track

Free, fair and well-managed elections will increase confidence in Africa’s political class, its politics, people and economies, says Tony Elumelu. Johannesburg – I am optimistic about Africa and its future. I strongly believe a new Africa has begun to emerge, although one cannot dismiss the odd hurdle and challenge along

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