The Last Suitcase: The Wisdom of Yousef

Reading Time: 3 minutes This story captures part of the serendipitous journey of wise man Yusuf, from his childhood on a cocoa farm in Nigeria to his position as Director General of an international development finance institution. It’s a testament to the power of growth and the wisdom that comes from a lifetime of experience, demonstrating how we can shape our own growth and change to leave a lasting impact on the world around us.

Are Motivation, Engagement, and Rewards Enough?

Reading Time: 9 minutes People require a lot more support now than they did before the pandemic. In his book that keeps on giving, Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker raises these points that are very pertinent to what we’re going through: “Only when you operate from a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true – and lasting – excellence”. He tells us that in order to live a life of excellence, we must ask ourselves these questions: What are our strengths? How do we perform? What are our values? Where do we belong? What should we contribute?

The Evaluation of The Quality of Hiring Decisions

Reading Time: 8 minutes First Who, Then What? – get the right people on the bus, a concept developed in Good to Great by Jim Collins – is crucial if the lessons from the global downturn 2007- 2008 have managed to get engrained into our organizational cultures and processes’ DNAs. The stakes now are higher than ever. Persistent wrong hiring for an SME may lead to annihilation and its valuable economic contribution and job creation potential along with it.

Transparency In Public Procurement, A Proactive Approach To Combating Corruption Risks

Reading Time: 5 minutes There is no alternative to clear and open communication in building trust in relationships, that includes relationships between suppliers and organizations. There is a delicate balance between confidentiality and transparency and although it is difficult but not impossible to achieve.