Problem Solving and Creative Thinking

Remember, the Yoruba proverb that says ‘okunrin meta’ invokes a concept of one person having the ability of three people. This concept is magnified in the principle behind De Bono’s six thinking and problem solving styles. In his model, a problem solver takes on the ability to be six people in one, by being able […]

What is my Ethical Standard?

  Remember……………..Lawrence Kohlberg’s 6 stages of Moral Reasoning are grouped into 3 levels: Stage 1 –Pre Conventional Morality, Stage 2 – Conventional Morality and Stage 3- Post Conventional Morality. Over the last two weeks, we looked at the 2 stages in level 1. Now we move into level 2,Conventional Morality. Unlike level 1 where ethical […]

What is my Ethical Standard?

Remember: When our ethical actions are based on the relative impact of a consequence versus a gain, then we have entered the second stage of morality development; Instrumental Relativist Orientation.   At this stage, we consider our actions based on our assessment of the impact of the worst consequence, relative to the benefit of the […]

What is My Ethical Standard?

Remember: Our reaction to ethical dilemmas is primarily determined not by our sense of right or wrong, but where we are on Lawrence Kohlberg’s three levels of morality development. This week, we will examine the import of the first level;Pre- conventional Morality Development. At this level, we exhibit two reactions to any ethical dilemma. The […]

Avoiding Task Procastination

Remember: Procastination is the bane of Time Management. Ever had a task to do and you just don’t seem to know where to start from? Well, one reason why you may tremble at the thought of beginning such tasks is because you are looking at the task in its totality. When you break down such a […]

Supervising Effectively

Remember: The greatest thing you can do as a leader is to inspire your team. While coaching, leading and directing all form an important part of your formal authority as a supervisor at work, today we would be calling out some of the inspirational behaviours which leaders should exhibit in the workplace. Good supervisors do […]

Conduct Your SWOT Analysis

Remember: Constant analysis of current trends makes for effective prediction of future events. One way these trends can be analyzed is by conducting periodic SWOT analyses. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. The SWOT analysis is used for understanding your company’s Strengths and Weaknesses while looking at the Opportunities and Threats the organization […]

Craft Your Team Action Plan

Remember: Before embarking on a team task, it is of utmost importance that all team members agree to a systematically laid out action plan. A concise, unambiguous plan that is fully supported by your team mates will help you avoid disappointing outcomes as well as provide a definite line-of-sight for the project. A good action […]

Learn to Listen

Remember: It was Larry King who said – “When I’m talking I’m not learning anything.” Listening helps you learn, while encouraging other people to talk. Also, saying the right things to the right people at the right time requires good listening skills. To draw people out, you have to do a little more than just […]

Why Bother With Ethics? (2)

Remember: Over the past two weeks, we started discussing the concept of ethics and we also began exploring the pay-offs of ethical business behaviour.  Today we shall conclude on this series, with the final three ways by which operating ethically can yield great gains for your organization. Why bother with ethics? 3. Employees are more […]