END SARS: It is time to elect a ‘Professor’

Over the weekend, I finished watching the last available season of Money Heist… Money Heist also known as “La Casa De Papel” in Spanish is a crime-drama television series on strategic leadership and management by Alex Pina. We see the inception of an organisation with a director, people hired, financial resources invested/expended, a clear vision,…

Who is the Nigerian youth?

You do not catch fish in anger… Sometime next week I would be one of the keynote speakers at an event with the broad topic Youth and politics, my section would deal with Youth and Identity Politics, in search of a new Nigeria. At first I was not exactly sure what to make out of…

A study in tolerant leadership

By Robinson Agaga TOLERANCE is the ability or willingness to accommodate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with. Without tolerance two individuals will not be able to work together. It cuts across various human endeavours: teams, political parties, tribes, race, religion, etc. Members of a group have to be able…

Moving #EndSARS movement from protest to power

In July 2020, The Guardian, in an article predicted that protests were set to surge globally as COVID-19 drives unrest as “the economic impact of coronavirus is a “tinderbox” that will drive civil unrest and instability in developing countries in the second half of 2020…” the article added that, “the highest risk countries facing a…

Time to ‘#EndSARS’ in Africa!

A lot has been said and written about the #EndSARS protests recently ignited in Nigeria and a lot more is still being expected. On the face of it, the protests were about the long term brutality of a tactical arm of the Nigeria Police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, now disbanded, which had more than a…

Why leaders make bad decisions

Leadership is about serving others and always has been a selfless action. It involves taking yourself out of the picture and considering the needs of others. However, too often, we see leaders involved in self-interest to the detriment of the people they are appointed to serve. Leadership is a way of thinking that takes other……

For leaders only: gut or intuition

I want to thank one of the readers of this column, Titilayo Sulaimon from London who gave me a detailed expository on poor parenting as the foundation for the lousy behaviour of some leaders in the workplace and in our society. I will write on leadership at home in one of the future editions. Another……