WHY IS TRAINING ESSENTIAL FOR YOU?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 25, July 2014 15:18:13, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 262.
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Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers find the development opportunities expensive. Employees also miss out on work time while attending training sessions, which may delay the completion of projects. Despite the potential drawbacks, training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.

WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 25, July 2014 14:34:18, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 261.
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Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? Customers tend to buy from sellers who are superlative at the following tasks:
Bring New Perspectives and Idea:If customers could diagnose their own problems and come up with workable solutions on their own, they would do so. The reason that they're turning to you and your firm is that they're stuck and need your help. Therefore, you must be able to bring something new to the table.
Be Willing to Collaborate:Customers absolutely do NOT want you to sell them something, even something that's wonderful. They want you to work with them to achieve a mutual goal, by being responsive to the customer's concerns and ways of doing business. Ideally, customers want you to become integral to their success.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - LAW OF SACRIFICE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 25, July 2014 10:45:34, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 430.
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What do you want? What do you really want? Why are you in that establishment? Why are you in that team? Why are you on that task? Is it your decision or someone else's? Who and what is choosing for you? Are you in charge of your career journey, mile stone and destination or someone else is? Who is really in charge? What exactly are you looking for? Are you really clear about what you're after? Ok, what really are you after? Are you a tool in your organisation or a co builder? What's your positioning in the scheme of things? Are you driving your ambition or just floating with the trend in the business or organisation? Do you have a say? Who listens when you speak? How would you end up? Do you have an Idea of where you'll be in 2, 3 to 5 years or all it's worth is just your regular monthly salary? Then you buy new clothes, shoes, jewelleries, suits, tie and bag? Hang out at lovely joints, fuel your car, party, club, have fun and watch TV? Is that why you're still there, salary?

It's a tragedy today that many employees don't have a handle on their career destinies. They are just working. Why? To make a living, that's all.

 

IDENTIFYING YOUR TOXIC OFFICE BEHAVIOUR?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 16:04:39, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 249.
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People can begin to identify these toxic behaviours in themselves but from a loving, compassionate standpoint, not to beat themselves up about it. I believe we've all engaged in some form of these behaviours throughout our lifetimes, they are universal. The key to increasing your happiness and having more satisfying human connection is gaining greater awareness of when you are hurting yourself and others. GREATER AWARENESS EQUAL GREATER CHOICE!!!

YOU WANT A VACATION, CAN’T HAVE IT,BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO BUSY OR A WORKAHOLIC - CRITICAL WAY TO UNPLUG ON YOUR VACATION:.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 15:51:48, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 290.
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MAKE A FIRM COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY ABOUT HOW MUCH WORK YOU WILL DO, AND GUARD THAT COMMITMENT FIERCELY: decide up front how many times you will check your devices and stick to it. If you check your phone and email every fifteen minutes, you won't be able to unplug and detox from the stresses of your vacation, your family and friends, and your new surroundings. If you have to check in, do it in a limited way, perhaps three times in a week, and make it after work hours if you can.

 

JOKE OF THE DAY - YOUR BOSS IS ALWAYS RIGHT.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 15:02:08, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 398.
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Boss: There are 50 bricks on an aeroplane. If you drop 1 outside. How many are left?
Employee: That's easy, 49.
Boss: What are the three steps to put an elephant into a fridge?
Employee: Open the fridge. Put the elephant in. Close the fridge
Boss: What are the four steps to put a deer into the fridge?
Employee: Open the fridge. Take the elephant out. Put the deer in. Close the fridge.
Boss: It's lion's birthday, all animals are there except one, why?

DON'T TARNISH YOUR REPUTATION.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 11:20:09, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 250.
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Don't tarnish your reputation by making whiny, haughty or untrue statements. Remember, silence can be golden, especially if it prevents you from uttering one of these potentially career-damaging phrases:

1. I can't take on any more work. I'm completely overwhelmed already.
Run your fingers through your hair and let out a big sigh during this lament and colleagues will either nominate you for an Academy Award or provide the number of a good therapist. Professionals work on solving problems, not creating drama.

FRANKLY SPEAKING LIVE; STOP ENDURING THAT CAREER!.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 09:54:16, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 253.
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If you would be spending most of your daily hours at work, the worst thing you can do to yourself is take on a job you don't enjoy.

Doing something you really do not like every day can be awful! You would hardly be a happy person. Every day would appear a burden and really happy and exciting days may be far in between.

Dear friend, If you'll be spending the best of your youth as a man or woman in career, the worst thing you can do to your self is endure a career or job type that makes you unhappy for so many years. No matter how much you're paid you may not find real pleasure spending it due to the emotional cost of making that money.

The happiest people on earth today are those doing daily what they love and enjoy and getting paid heavily for it. That my dear friend is life; that is good living.

Make up your mind today to stop enduring that frustrating career; decide to connect with that life of work and compensation that brings real fun and pleasure.

Join me and my friends at the next edition of FRANKLY SPEAKING LIVE WITH MUYIWA AFOLABI.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - WHERE ARE YOU GOING?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, July 2014 09:37:18, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 380.
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I feel compelled speaking about our journeys in life this morning on the account of the growing number of individuals I've been speaking with lately who seem not to be on top of their journeys in life, but instead have their whole life anchored on systems, people, circumstances, organisations, certificates and providence.

Personally my understanding of life stems from what I've seen in my very few years - how so many people with powerful gifts, opportunities and potentials lost out at the latter stages of their lives simply because they weren't courageous, daring, hardworking or passionate enough to pursue their journey and reach their destinations.

Much later in life they're full of regret, they're depressed, grumpy and accusative in nature.

They blame their insufficiencies, poverty, loneliness and frustration on the government, community, companies they worked for and their innocent spouse and children.

Never contented or satisfied with any amount the innocent, struggling child sends home every month; always complaining, nagging and putting these children under undue pressure.

TIPS TO MANAGE CHALLENGES IN WORKPLACE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 23, July 2014 10:18:26, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 293.
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Know what,why and how a task needs to be achieved:None of us will be sufficiently motivated to do anything unless we know what it is for and the anticipated result.Motivation is key to managing work challenges as it drives us to find solutions,stimulates creativity and develops perseverance.

Prioritise what needs to be done:Everything may seem important but not everything can be done all at once.Sorting out what's more important than others to get done is the key managing and executing tasks.

Be organized to successfully execute tasks:Insufficient planning often causes many to take one step forward and several steps backward.Developing the flow of events or sequences of action and likely consequences,will help anticipate and prepare for eventualities.



       

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - DO IT YOURSELF!.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 23, July 2014 10:03:33, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 490.
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As Africans many of us were raised with a more emphasised consequence of error, failure and mistakes than the reward of getting it right or doing it well.

As toddlers the earliest kind of instructions we received was more of caution, restrain and refrain. Don't go there, don't touch that, leave that place, sit down, stop that, keep quiet, come here and the likes.

Of course these words of caution were borne more out of love and the desire to protect our innocence as children, but because it lacked balance we learnt more to be afraid, to be very careful and averse to risk. Our potential as children for great performance and productivity was however, diminished.

As we grew older, more inspiring and self-assuring remarks like ‘you can do it’, you can make it, you're intelligent, you're gifted, you're bold, you're special, you're talented, you're the best, you can win, you're beautiful and so on should have been directed at us when we attempted anything or felt discouraged by our parents and care givers but unfortunately, most of us were criticised even the more.

TIPS ON MANAGING YOUR CAREER EFFECTIVELY.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, July 2014 14:02:40, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 331.
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A constant theme for both high-performing and high-potential professionals has been the pitfalls and promises of corporate politics and finding the keys to career success. Here are some insights that can shape, advance and revitalize the careers of executives and managers:

Take responsibility for managing your own career. Don't wait until you're fired, laid off, burned out or fed up to revitalize your career. Manage your career on an ongoing basis, particularly through the good times. This reflects a belief you should embrace—“take responsibility for everything that happens in your life.”

KEEP THAT YOUR BOSS OR SUPERIOR HAPPY.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, July 2014 13:51:11, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 298.
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Find out what is important to your boss and make it important to you. If your boss is fanatic when it comes to deadlines, then do your best to get everything in ahead of schedule.

Make note of anything that you and your boss have in common. From non-work related points of interest like pets, golf and jogging, to professional ideals. In general conversation, find an opportunity to make your boss aware of your similar interest.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE TRAP OF COMPLACENCY .
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, July 2014 10:21:33, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 524.
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Your life is what you make of it. Your career status today is exactly how you designed it to be either deliberately or not.

This world is such an interesting adventure and life itself is ever changing - ever evolving and consistently dynamic. Things never remain the same. Environments change, systems change, people change, philosophies change, belief systems change, priorities change, powers change, ideas evolve, processes, positions and orientations keep changing.

In the midst of all these changes and inconsistencies is where you are, and where you must live and succeed not just survive.

People, governments, events, religion, education, science and technology, business and economics, global resources and wealth, climate and nature make up some of today's most powerful fundamentals shaping our tomorrow.

The implication of how all these elements play can either propel you into a future of success, accomplishment and fulfilment or lack, deprivation, poverty and regret.

 

CORPORATE CLOTHING ETIQUETTE FOR MEN.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 21, July 2014 12:40:58, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 549.
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Men have separate rules for clothing then women do, when you have an appropriate wardrobe then men will feel more powerful and they have a sense of self-development and self-worth. Men appreciate their public image and by dressing the part, it can really make or break a business deal or even a dinner date. So when it comes to clothing etiquette for men, here are just a few of the rules of thumbs.

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