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The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day

The 1 Thing Every Great Leader Does, Each and Every Day

Are you looking for how to become a great leader?, then read this.

Because when you do this one thing, everything else follows.

Granted, every CEO is ultimately measured by his or her ability to increase compass earnings, profits, and stock values. Everything else — crafting bold visions, building a vibrant corporate culture, striving to make a difference in the community, etc. — is, depending on your point of view, either a driver of those earnings or, more likely, something that can be given attention once financial metrics trend consistently upwards.

It’s hard to be seen as a great CEO if you don’t produce earnings, profits, and a rising stock price.

The same is ultimately true for a small business owner. Startup founders are ultimately measured by their ability to generate profits, because without profits, there is no business. Everything else — doing what you love, giving back to the community, etc. — follows from that.

And the same is true for a boss at any level; ultimately you’re measured by your ability to hit your performance and financial targets. You can have all the soft skills you want, but if you don’t get things done…you won’t have a job.

But how does every great leader accomplish those goals? What is one thing every great leader does?

What great leaders do is make every person around them better.

Why? Because no one does anything worthwhile alone, especially great leaders. Leaders are only great when they build great teams — which means making every person on those teams better.

How? For some employees, that means a little more training. For others, it means more encouragement. For others, it means holding them to higher standards. For others, it means providing opportunities to gain skills and experience.

Every person is different. That means every person’s needs are different.

It’s your job to figure out what those needs are, and then deliver.

Take a close look at the people around you. Are they more skilled than when they joined your company or team? More proactive? Better communicators? Better team players? Better leaders?

Better performers?

If not, you aren’t doing your job.

Great leaders develop every employee. Great leaders make every person around them better.

Because when they do…everything else follows.

This is the reason I do this …..

… I have a great love for this continent and I believe Africa will arise and shine. I base a lot of my music,, entrepreneurship and business, so I thought to myself on how I can combine these together for the benefit of my African brothers and sisters who constantly envision better days for this great continent, then I decided to add content creation and curation to my music.I dish out latest and next trending content on Entrepreneurship, Technology,, Content Marketing etc.

I am Dayss Adedayo Olasunkanmi a.k.a Mrodundaysslee . Mrodundaysslee is a music merchandising brand that speaks about Celebration, living good life and making good choices.It’s an inspiration and classical brand that address the need for a well refined and vibrant youth culture that needs to shape the destiny and future of Africa.

I have a new musical project I titled “Mrodun-The Designer State of Soul” , It’s an EP of 5 good songs. The Mrodun EP was made to inspire and bless you, you can support me to make more good music and also continue with content creation by paying what you want for the Mrodun EP on Shoplife Africa or get it on Music streaming Retail Sites Worldwide. You can also order for Mrodundaysslee music merchandise and have the  look of  that real celeb you are.

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Google wants to run your city. That’s not a world we should live in

Google wants to run your city. That’s not a world we should live in

A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here’s why that’s troubling

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, does not suffer from a lack of ambition. Its subsidiaries are tackling topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to smart homesartificial intelligence to biotech life extension. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Alphabet has decided it will plan, build, and run a city, too – well, part of a city. It’s a bit more surprising that a major city is happily handing Alphabet a neighborhood of prime real estate to call their own.

The project announced last week is a partnership between Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet subsidiary focused on urban technology, and Toronto. Sidewalk Labs will be in charge of redeveloping a waterfront district called Quayside.

According to reports, this initiative will “include at least 3.3m square feet of residential, office and commercial space, including a new headquarters for Google Canada, in a district that would be a test bed for the combination of technology and urbanism”.

With this district, Alphabet will have its own “urban living laboratory” where it can experiment with new smart systems and planning techniques. It can study how these systems and techniques work in the real world and how people are affected.

Urban labs like this are on trend right now. There are examples around the worldof cities, often in partnership with companies, developing or deeming a district a test-bed for technologies like self-driving cars. Indeed, this is not even Sidewalk Lab’s first project. It is also involved in the redevelopment of Hudson Yards in New York City.

But if the Toronto development goes as planned, it will be one of the largest examples of a smart city project in North America. That is: a place built around data-driven, (semi-)automated, networked technologies.

There is much at stake with this initiative – and not just for Toronto and Alphabet, but for cities globally. With a high-profile project like this one, the kind of deals and terms set here could become a template for similar projects in other cities.

Mayors and tech executives exalt urban labs as sites of disruptive innovation and economic growth. However, this model of creating our urban future is also an insidious way of handing more control – over people, places, policies – to profit-driven, power-hungry corporations.

As the Globe and Mail reports, Eric Schmidt said at the announcement: “The genesis of the thinking for Sidewalk Labs came from Google’s founders getting excited thinking of ‘all the things you could do if someone would just give us a city and put us in charge’.” Ambition alone is not a sin, yet desires like these should evoke suspicion, not celebration.

In an era of intense competition between cities for resources, many cities are focused on achieving constant growth, large returns, and public-private partnerships. This has translated into city leaders expending much energy courting the tech sector – that locus of investment and innovation.

They coax tech companies by offering benefits like looser regulation and lower taxes. They create “innovation ecosystems” made up of things like hackathons, incubators, and co-working spaces meant to attract programmers and venture capitalists. Digital districts, like the one being developed by Sidewalk Labs, are the next-level version of these lures.

Why settle for tax breaks or coding camps when you can lay claim to an entire neighborhood? The city itself is turned into just another platform on which Silicon Valley can build and test new technologies – while also extracting more value and expanding its influence.

It is easy for city leaders to step aside and allow technocrats and corporations to take control, as if they are alchemists who can turn social problems and economic stagnation into progress and growth.

But cities are not machines that can be optimized, nor are they labs for running experiments. Cities are not platforms with users, nor are they businesses with shareholders. Cities are real places with real people who have a right not to live with whatever “smart solutions” an engineer or executive decides to unleash.

These partnerships cannot be a way for city governments to abdicate responsibility and accountability to citizens by handing over (parts of) the city to corporations. Nobody elected Alphabet or Uber or any other company with its sights set on privatizing city governance.

When Sidewalk Labs was chosen to develop Quayside, Schmidt said his reaction was: “Now, it’s our turn.” While this was a joyous exclamation for him, it’s an ominous remark for the rest of us.

There’s no doubt that urban labs can help in the design of powerful, useful technologies. But building the smart urban future cannot also mean paving the way for tech billionaires to fulfill their dreams of ruling over cities. If it does, that’s not a future we should want to live in.

 

This is the reason I do this …..

… I have a great love for this continent and I believe Africa will arise and shine. I base a lot of my music,, entrepreneurship and business, so I thought to myself on how I can combine these together for the benefit of my African brothers and sisters who constantly envision better days for this great continent, then I decided to add content creation and curation to my music.I dish out latest and next trending content on Entrepreneurship, Technology,, Content Marketing etc.

I am Dayss Adedayo Olasunkanmi a.k.a Mrodundaysslee . Mrodundaysslee is a music merchandising brand that speaks about Celebration, living good life and making good choices.It’s an inspiration and classical brand that address the need for a well refined and vibrant youth culture that needs to shape the destiny and future of Africa.

I have a new musical project I titled “Mrodun-The Designer State of Soul” , It’s an EP of 5 good songs. The Mrodun EP was made to inspire and bless you, you can support me to make more good music and also continue with content creation by paying what you want for the Mrodun EP on Shoplife Africa or get it on Music streaming Retail Sites Worldwide. You can also order for Mrodundaysslee music merchandise and have the  look of  that real celeb you are.

 

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What is a Brand? Meaning of Brand and Brand Concepts.

What is a Brand? Meaning of Brand and Brand Concepts.

Do You Need A Branding Agency that can come out with a  Strategy that can make uplift you brand

Shoplife Digital is the number  Branding Agency in Lagos that you can count on. Let’s begin by knowing something about brand itself . What is a Brand?

Brand is a product, service, person, company, or a concept which has characteristics to be differentiated from others in the market. Brand is what makes the product identifiable and differentiable.

Branding isn’t new. We’ve been branding people since the start. They had a face (identity), were given names, people around them had an image of them in their minds, etc. Branding of products started a bit later though.

It all started with brand names, other characteristics were put to use eventually. E.g. Coca Cola had to include different brand characteristics like – a different bottle shape, the color (red and white), and the experience (happiness, joy), to make its own identity.

Earlier, brand was regarded as a valuable asset. It was considered different from the product. But over time, brand is now the product itself. Brand is the combination of properties within and outside a product which gives an identity to the generic product. A brand cannot be separated from the product.

Imagine if Surf Excel starts producing soft drinks. Will you buy it?

Customers buy a brand. The tangible product is not the sole reason anymore. It’s now an important part of the brand.

Will you buy Coca Cola, without any label, in a Sprite’s bottle?

The market is full of similar products. To make a product stand out, one needs to assign to it some identification properties. Such identification properties include certain associations like name, logo, color, and many other attributes. These branding attributes give the product a certain personality, certain voice, etc, position the product at some distinctive place in the consumers’ mind, and give them an experience whenever they have a contact with the brand.

Branding and its Concepts

Brand, just like living beings, have certain traits

Brand Association

The intangible product features like the logo, color scheme, ambassadors, owners, etc. which are associated with the product. They help in positioning of the product.

Brand Name

The part of the brand which gives it a spoken identity. Just like a person’s name.

Brand Attributes

The characteristics of a brand. The core values of the brand. To be a strong brand the brand should have some characteristics (attributes) like relevancy, consistency, appeal, sustainable, credibility, etc.

Brand Identity

How an organisation feels of its brand. It’s basically an image of the brand from the company’s point of view. That is, how it wants the customer to perceive its brand.

Brand Image

The image of the brand in the customers’ mind. How they perceive the brand.

Brand Personality

Just like humans, brands have a way they speak and behave. Brand personality is basically the human personality traits of the brand. E.g. honest, caring, luxurious, etc.

Brand Voice

The way a brand speaks to its customers. It is that unique and constant feature included in every brand decision which makes your customer recognise it and differentiate it from others. (E.g. Sprite, in India, has a unique brand voice of being straightforward in everything) Brand voice give rise to the personality.

Brand Positioning

Where does the brand stand among the competition? Positioning is the distinctive / unique position of the brand in the market/consumers’ mind.

Brand Experience

How customers/consumers experience the brands when they search for, shop for, or consume the brand. It include the sensations, feelings, responses evoked by a brand whenever the consumer interacts with it.

Brand Awareness

It is the extent to which consumers are acquainted with the particular brand.

Brand Recall

Brand Recall is the ability of consumers to recognize the brand when the product category is mentioned. (E.g. coca cola is recalled when soft drinks is mentioned)

Brand Recognition

Brand Recognition is the ability of consumers to recognize the brand when asked questions about that brand or when shown products of that brand. (E.g. a product is shown to you and you’re asked if you’ve seen this before or not or do you remember its name or not)

Brand Value

As the phrase states – Brand value is the value of the ‘Brand’ over and above the tangible product. That is, how much extra will a customer pay (in monetary terms) if he gets the product of a specified brand.

Brand Equity

The impact of a brand on the purchasing decision of a customer. Brand equity is a set of brand assets and liabilities linked to a brand, which add to or subtract from the value provided by a product or service. It is how the business is affected because of perceptions, attitudes, and preference of the customers towards the brand. Brand equity is difficult to estimate.

Brand Management

The process of maintaining and management of a brand.

Brand Culture

A theory where brand operates as a culture. It has its own set of values, its guidelines, do’s and don’ts, etc.

Brand Promise

The benefits and experience which a business promises to associate with a brand.

Brand Message

Message used to express the brand promise.

Brand Ambassador

A person/group of persons hired by organisation to represent a brand.

Customer touch points

A touch-point is where the brand and the customer interacts.

You can check out my new EP Mr Odun-The Designer State of Soul on Shoplife Africa

This is the reason I do this …..

… I have a great love for this continent and I believe Africa will arise and shine. I base a lot of my music,, entrepreneurship and business, so I thought to myself on how I can combine these together for the benefit of my African brothers and sisters who constantly envision better days for this great continent, then I decided to add content creation and curation to my music.I dish out latest and next trending content on Entrepreneurship, Technology,, Content Marketing etc.

I am Dayss Adedayo Olasunkanmi a.k.a Mrodundaysslee . Mrodundaysslee is a music merchandising brand that speaks about Celebration, living good life and making good choices.It’s an inspiration and classical brand that address the need for a well refined and vibrant youth culture that needs to shape the destiny and future of Africa.

I have a new musical project I titled “Mrodun-The Designer State of Soul” , It’s an EP of 5 good songs. The Mrodun EP was made to inspire and bless you, you can support me to make more good music and also continue with content creation by paying what you want for the Mrodun EP on Shoplife Africa or get it on Music streaming Retail Sites Worldwide. You can also order for Mrodundaysslee music merchandise and have the  look of  that real celeb you are.

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Nuggets From Dangote, Yemi Osinbajo,Elumelu and Otudeko Stories

Nuggets From Dangote, Yemi Osinbajo,Elumelu and Otudeko Stories

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum has come and gone  but the unforgettable and  awesome experiences will be remembered for a long time to come especially for the 2017 Entrepreneurs . I was invited to the two days and this are my views and some word of wisdom I got from some of the important people on our continent :

Nuggets From Dangote, Yemi Osinbajo,Elumelu and Otudeko Stories

Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Groups

  1. A change in mindset is now required than ever before to transform Africa
  2. For Africa to leap frog, we need to build the middle class
  3. Dangote started as a commodity trading company , we tried banking but not as successful as First bank (pointing to Oba Otudeko) , left banking and later focused on Industrialization.
  4. Some of the key pillars of Dangote Group and these are very good and classified information for entrepreneurs out there : a. Identify sweet spot ( where to play). b. Execute efficiently. c. Operate effectively
  5. Africa is still a land of opportunities, there are challenges but a resilient investor  can overcome them.
  6. If we can go into Agriculture,all of us will be rich in Africa

Tony Elumelu,Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation

  1. Africa should be build by Africans,not Americans,Europeans, Asians etc.
  2. Government facilitate jobs, the private sectors creates jobs
  3. What limit people’s business creativity in Africa are: a. The Operating Environment and b. The ease of transforming ideas into action which is also tied into the Operating Environment.
  4. It is not what we keep in our bank account that counts, it is the legacy you leave behind that matters.

Oba Otudeko,Formal Chairman of First Bank

  1. Entrepreneurship is a slippery road
  2. The empire of the future is the empire of the mind
  3. The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and your obligation
  4. Have self belief in yourself. this is when you can conquer the World

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,Vice President of Nigeria

  1. History of personal failure can limit one’s progress, but remember that the day we live in is more glamorous than the past
  2. Researches that take months to do are now a second away on google
  3. Dreams pursued with single-mindedness is powerful than fact
  4. Courage and persistence can triumph over experience
  5. Hope and imagination are potent than history

Only great men achieve great act and the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship forum has put in a lot of training and resources towards making the Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa to blossom. This is the act of doing good which stem from Africapitalism , a philosophy from Tony Elumelu.

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Nigeria, a sky full of Stars ,now in the mud

Nigeria, a sky full of Stars ,now in the mud

I love Nigeria but I have never seen a people full of hope and expectation of victory like the people that their skin is smooth like back of the cowry- Africa. Nations with vast resources, potentials and diverse cultures but wasting away and feeding on dead things like the vultures ,while the rest of the World cajoles us with what we know we are – The eagle. We are meant to soar high and even play with the stars, what are we looking for in the deep water of deception. They said Africa is the future, a saying that is almost casting us off the present. The songs of victory are yet to be written not to talk of been produced,mastered and released, If the World is coming to an end shortly, then when are we to enjoy this song of victory?.

Also Read : How to Start Living a Successful Life

To whom much is given, much more is expected, what then can we say of these great Nations that are eagerly waiting to consume much products from our friends that we respected. They said respect is reciprocal but Africa is building her house adjacent to an enemy called dishonor on the street of myopic nature. You are the best next thing, yes you, I mean you,but why are you so obsessed with the innovations and some piece of codes from these guys in California,there are more amazing things in you my African brother and sisters, let’s bring it out. You whatzupping snapchat instead of facing your book so you can make Africa the next trends map?, You keep posting as if you are working for IG, when your personality is been policed all around because what you care about is an online ID . You complain everything about our dear country while you are part of the people spoiling her. For example, 95 percent of Nigerians will eat Gala and throw the nylon on the road, I started to take notice of this and I realized people even do this with an attitude I’m still yet to find a name for, it occurred to me that they even find pride doing this evil against our environment, then the flood will come and we will start complaining about the Nigerian government as if Buhari is the one that ate the Gala and threw the nylon on the street .

Nigeria, the big for nothing self imposing giant that is suppose to be the trigger for Africa is now the question mark. It’s time to arise and shine Nigeria!!!. Get yourself off the mud so you can shoot so high. The whole black race is eagerly waiting to dance to your tune of triumph. I love Nigeria, do you love her, let’s work, stick and stay together to make her flourish.

This is my first writing on the article series ” The Designer State of Soul“. What’s the Creator state of mind for our dear nation?, is it to wallow in failure and defeat or to triumph and be the envy of giant Nations?. Remember, it lies in our hands, the map, landmass and the government are just our representation,me and you is what Nigeria stands for, let’s bless and uphold her, our future lies in our actions of today. Let’s bless our future generations. God bless Nigeria. God bless Africa. If you can remember this song by Barrister,sing it aloud and say a word of prayer to Nigeria today… Africa is my fatherland, Nigeria is my country ooooo. I love Nigeria because Nigeria is a sky full of stars

Listen to this playlist on Mtn music plus about Nigeria’s Independence

Blessings!!!

I just released an EP titled Mr Odun- The Designer State of Soul , you can support the movement by getting yours on Shoplife Africa . Comment below, let’s discuss about our dear country and share with your network .

What a Tweet Story

What a Tweet Story

With some buzz and hype on digital channels, I was set to drop Mr Odun EP. The EP which was suppose to drop on the first of Oct later dropped on the third of the same. With much love and enthusiasm , people enjoyed the EP and continuously say their prayers. From the button of my heart, I want to appreciate everyone that buy into this project… God blessings on you always.

 

On the day the EP dropped, something unusual happened, my little PR team, friends and media guys are showing me some love on the micro blogging platform twitter when they decided to lock the account. I was very happy when I saw Mrodun trending in Lagos . What a sweet story

I was in PSSDC Library inside Magodo when I saw the second Trendsmap message that Mrodun is now trending in Nigeria. What a sweet sweet story

I went outside to take some natural fresh air, away from the artificial air conditioned library. I was scrolling on that flat android screen from Gionee when I got back into the library, I checked my laptop and discovered I can’t access my twitter account again, they told me to change the password that someone is trying to access it. I had been using this account for years and the email I used to sign it up is a departed entity from myself.  I was perplexed, trying to scream but my environment won’t allow that, the room was silent, the room was full of serious readers and computer users, the only sound you will hear is that of the A/C . I tried as much as possible to calm myself down, made some calls and discovered it will only take God to get that account back.  There are more than 250 retweet on the pinned content on @mrodundayssola which is the twitter account I am talking about.

I messaged twitter, they got back to me, the link they gave me talking something like PAYAN .

Well, I apologies to my fans out there, and implore them to follow me on this account on twitter @mrodundaysslee .

 

That is my twitter story , what a tweet story . To all my true fans out there, I want us to do something, I will say a million Gbosa to all of you and each and every one of you will say a thousand Gbosa too because I dey wait for una own. So let’s start .

Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa ….

Dayss Ola – Ori Olowo mp3

Dayss Ola – Ori Olowo mp3

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