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Job Placement Program

job placement program

Job Placement Program

A new way to get mentored and kick-start your career.

This Program aims to become the number one recruitment and sector-focused mentorship provider in the Nigeria.

We want to assist candidates who are entering the workforce for the first time, switching to a new profession, or seeking to climb up the career ladder.

In order to deliver on these goals, we have created a sophisticated solution we refer to as Job Placement Program.

Candidates can tap into this program to receive a structured mentoring from an experienced professional.

Through this, they can understand and adapt to the demands of the Nigerian job market, learn new skills, and gain relevant work experience that will serve as their competitive edge one they start applying for work.

Date: 4 – 6 Sept
Time: 9am daily
Venue: Career Care Centre, Maryland, Lagos.

Reg fee: 25k
Early bird reg: 20k, Closes 25th Aug 2019.

 

Registration fee will cover Tea/Coffee & Lunch break, Training Handbook & Certificate

 

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Job Placement Program

job placement program

Job Placement Program

A new way to get mentored and kick-start your career.

This Program aims to become the number one recruitment and sector-focused mentorship provider in the Nigeria.

We want to assist candidates who are entering the workforce for the first time, switching to a new profession, or seeking to climb up the career ladder.

In order to deliver on these goals, we have created a sophisticated solution we refer to as Job Placement Program.

Candidates can tap into this program to receive a structured mentoring from an experienced professional.

Through this, they can understand and adapt to the demands of the Nigerian job market, learn new skills, and gain relevant work experience that will serve as their competitive edge one they start applying for work.

Date: 4 – 6 Sept
Time: 9am daily
Venue: Career Care Centre, Maryland, Lagos.

Reg fee: 25k
Early bird reg: 20k, Closes 25th Aug 2019.

 

Registration fee will cover Tea/Coffee & Lunch break, Training Handbook & Certificate

 

Take charge of your career…Register today!

 

For more info:

Call 09093929847 or 07018868842

info@coinboxlimited.com.ng

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5 WAYS PROCRASTINATION KILLS A LEADER

5 WAYS PROCRASTINATION KILLS A LEADER

By Wisdom Odofin

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INTRODUCTION

Procrastination has been a major issue overtime and it is like a parasite that eats the tissue of leadership traits. Most times leaders who fail to act when necessary end up savaging themselves due to regrets, we may spend a lot of time trying to discuss this inconspicuous yet cogent matter, but it is worth the focus.

Before I dwell much on this, let’s first understand what procrastination is; according to the Advance English Dictionary it means putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time. It is also the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished.

Procrastination is a faucet of life we have all encountered at a point in life. You don’t need to mistake procrastination for laziness; No! They are two different things entirely. It is a known fact that laziness denotes inactivity or an unwillingness to do something, whereas to procrastinate connotes an active process where you opted doing something else instead of what is to be done.

As a leader, to procrastinate can even be more dangerous than being slow to action. To be a leader there is a need for action which also encompasses choosing to stay still. Procrastination is like a poison to leadership, you don’t get to notice it but the resultant effect is dangerous.

Below are 5 ways procrastination kills a leader.

Emotional trauma

The more you think about the opportunities you missed as a result of procrastination the more you suffer yourself emotionally. You tend to blame yourself over and over again on how you should have acted on the opportunity you missed. These thoughts put your brain under suppression making you feel you are a loser.

Gives you high blood pressure

The thought of being behind schedule always get you on the run to meet up with time, these sends a jolt of blood rush through your body system making you rush yourself beyond normal. A new study has found that people who are prone to procrastination have a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure (Sciencealert, 2015).

Makes you lose ground to opposition

In business procrastination could even be worse. When you fail to act as a leader you tend to lose business grounds to other organizations. If you are presented with an opportunity and you fail to act on it immediately, same opportunity could be taken by your competitors and this puts you on the losing end. This stunts business growth and definitely just like karma it kills you too.

Brings down your career

As a leader the mode of your work has a direct effect on your outcome, what you tend to achieve depends on the way you put effort in performance. In career procrastination inhibits meeting up with deadlines and attaining monthly goals. The effect is that, there is tendency you miss getting promoted or as bad as getting fired.

You lose followers

When you procrastinate too much, the people you lead or influence will start losing confidence in you. They tend to question your capability on decision making. And when you lose followers, you gradually become the only one in the picture and to even lead yourself becomes difficult.

 

As a leader you need to watch yourself and ensure that there are no signs of procrastination in you. In the next post we shall be looking at 5 best ways to kill procrastination.

Wisdom Odofin is an Executive Trainee with Coinbox Limited – wisdom.odofin@coinboxlimited.com.ng.

Coinbox Limited is management consulting firm; we offer training, mentorship, Human Resource Consultancy, and business support.

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Winning battles

Every #battle is fought and won twice; first in the #spiritual then in the #physical.

How Good Are Your Leadership Skills?

Who do you consider to be a good leader?

Maybe it’s a politician, a famous businessperson, or a religious figure. Or maybe it’s someone you know personally – like your boss, a teacher, or a friend. You can find people in leadership roles almost everywhere you look.

However, simply having the responsibilities of a leader doesn’t necessarily make a person an effective leader. This is a shame because, with a little study, humility and hard work, all of us can learn to lead effectively.

Successful leaders inspire and empower their people.

How Good Are Your Leadership Skills?
There are many leadership skills and competencies that, when combined and applied, go toward making you an effective leader. You have the ability to develop each of these skills within yourself. Read on for specific ideas on how you can improve your leadership skills!

Personal Characteristics

Successful leaders tend to have certain traits. Two keys areas of personal growth and development are fundamental to leadership success: self-confidence and a positive attitude.

Self-confident people are usually inspiring, and people like to be around individuals who believe in themselves and in what they’re doing. Likewise, if you’re a positive and optimistic person who tries to make the best of any situation, you’ll find it much easier to motivate people to do their best.

Self-Confidence

Self-confidence is built by mastering significant skills and situations, and by knowing that you can add real value by the work you do. One of the best ways to improve your confidence is to become aware of all of the things you’ve already achieved.

Our article on Building Self-Confidence  explains what you can do to understand yourself better and build your self-confidence. From there, you’ll begin to make the most of your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Explore this further with our Bite-Sized Training session on Personal SWOT Analysis.

Positive Attitude and Outlook

A positive mindset is also associated with strong leadership. However, being positive is much more than presenting a happy face to the world: you need to develop a strong sense of balance, and recognize that setbacks and problems happen – it’s how you deal with those problems that makes the difference.

Positive people approach situations realistically, prepared to make the changes necessary to overcome a problem. Negative people, on the other hand, often give in to the stress and pressure of the situation. This can lead to fear, worry, distress, anger and failure.

Stress management techniques, including getting enough  Rest, Relaxation and Sleep  as well as physical exercise, are great ways of getting rid of negative thoughts and feelings. Understanding your thinking patterns, and learning to identify and eliminate negative thinking, are key. You can learn how to do this in our article on Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking  , and you can find out how to become more optimistic in our Book Insight on Learned Optimism.

Emotional Intelligence

The concept of emotional intelligence used to be referred to as “soft skills,” “character,” or even “communication skills.” The more recent idea of Emotional Intelligence  (EQ) offers a more precise understanding of a specific kind of human talent. EQ is the ability to recognize feelings – your own and those of others – and manage those emotions to create strong relationships.

Learning to develop Empathy  is essential for emotional intelligence, as is communicating effectively, and practicing Empathic Listening. These all help you really understand the other person’s perspective.

Our Leadership area has a section on emotional intelligence in leadership.

Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is a leadership style where leaders create an inspiring vision of the future, motivate their followers to achieve it, manage implementation successfully, and develop the members of their teams to be even more effective in the future. We explore these dimensions below.

Providing a Compelling Vision of the Future

This is your ability to create a robust and compelling vision of the future  , and to present this vision in a way that inspires the people you lead.

The first part of being able to do this is to have a thorough knowledge of the area you’re operating in. See our Bite-Sized Training session on Building Expert Power to find out how to develop this.

From there, good use of strategic analysis techniques can help you gain the key insights you need into the environment you’re operating in, and into the needs of your clients. See our Strategy section for more than 50 powerful techniques that give you these insights.

With these tools, you can explore the challenges you face and identify the options available to you. You can identify the best of these with good use of prioritization skills  and appropriate decision-making techniques  .

Finally, to sell your vision, you need to be able to craft a compelling and interesting story. Our article, Powers of Persuasion  , can help you open closed minds, so that people consider your ideas fairly. Another great way of inspiring people is to use vivid stories to explain your vision: find out more about this in our Expert Interview with Annette Simmons, titled Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins.

Motivating People to Deliver the Vision

This is closely related to creating and selling a vision. You must be able to convince others to accept the objectives you’ve set. Emphasize teamwork, and recognize that when people work together, they can achieve great things. To provide effective leadership by linking performance and team goals, use Management by Objectives (MBO)  and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)  .

Ultimately, you need to motivate people to deliver your vision. To better understand your ability to motivate, complete our quiz How Good Are Your Motivation Skills?  , and explore our articles on Herzberg’s Motivators and Hygiene Factors  and Sirota’s Three Factor Theory  .

Being a Good Role Model

Good leaders lead by example  . They do what they say, and say what they do. These types of leaders are trustworthy, and show integrity. They get involved in daily work where needed, and they stay in touch with what’s happening throughout the organization. Great leaders don’t just sit in their offices and give orders – they demonstrate the actions and values that they expect from the team.

As with building vision, above, a key part of being a good role model is leading from the front by developing expert power  . A leader can’t rely on position alone: by keeping current, and staying relevant within the organization, you’ll inspire people because you’re worthy of your power and authority, not just because you’re the boss.

Managing Performance Effectively

Effective leaders manage performance by setting their expectations clearly and concisely. When everyone knows what’s expected, it’s much easier to get high performance. There’s little uncertainty, therefore you can deal with performance issues quickly. And if things have already started to slide, our article on Re-Engaging Team Members  offers some excellent tips for turning a negative situation back to a positive one.

As you create rules, help your team members to understand why the rules are there  . Involve them in the rule-making process, and make sure that your expectations align with the resources and support available. Apply rules fairly and consistently.

Providing Support and Stimulation

To be highly motivated at work, people need more than a list of tasks to be completed each day. They need challenges and interesting work. They need to develop their skills, and to feel supported in their efforts to do a good job.

Think about your approach to Task Allocation  , and look for opportunities to match people with jobs and responsibilities that will help them to grow and develop. Use Heron’s Six Categories of Intervention  to decide when and how to help them to shine. Regularly perform Training Needs Assessments  to determine what your team needs to be successful.

Remember that emotional support is also important. The Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid  is a great tool for thinking about the right balance between concern for people and productivity.

Key Points

To be successful in your career, regardless of your title or position, focus on developing your leadership skills.

Effective leaders can add value simply by being present on teams. They are inspirational and motivating. They know the right things to say to people to help them understand what’s needed, and they can convince people to support a cause.

When you have talented and effective leaders in your organization, you’re well on your way to success. Develop these leadership skills in yourself and in your team members – and you’ll see the performance and productivity of your entire team improve.

This site teaches you the skills you need for a happy and successful career; and this is just one of many tools and resources that you’ll find here at Mind Tools. Subscribe to our free newsletter, or join the Mind Tools Club and really supercharge your career!