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Deaconess Comfort Alimson

Deaconess Alimson for burial Saturday, May 14 at Ijebu-Ode

The remains of the late Deaconess Comfort Adedoja Alimson will be committed to mother earth on Saturday, May 14 at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The late Deaconess Alimson, mother-in-law to Goke Ilesanmi, columnist with Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper and Publisher, www.gokeilesanmi.com.ng, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the age of 83…
13 Fatal Errors Managers Make (1)

13 Fatal Errors Managers Make

Author: Steven Brown Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Most corporate organisations collapse today as a result of ineffective management. This is because most people find themselves in managerial positions without prior training or preparation. Many fatal errors are therefore committed by such managers which negatively affect their organisations.…
Make Money from Hidden Talents (1)

Make Money from Your Hidden Talents

Author: David Ray Publisher: Inner Eye Publishing Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi One of the ways to get rich is through exploitation of our talents. At times, these talents are hidden and need to be unveiled. That is why David Ray, an exceptionally brilliant motivational writer, endowed with the skill of appreciable…
The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day

Author: John Maxwell Publisher: Thomas Nelson Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Everything, they say, rises and falls on leadership. That is why we are reviewing this book entitled “The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day” this week. John Maxwell, author of this book is the founder of INJOY, a leadership…
the millionaire in you

The Millionaire in You

Author: Michael LeBoeuf Publisher: Crown Business, New York Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Inability to discover and maximise one’s latent potential accounts for why most people have not achieved their purpose in life. This also explains why most people have not attained their desired financial independence because they do not realise that…
Modern-trends

Modern Trends in Sports Administration and Management

Author: Joseph Awoyinfa Publisher: RBPC Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi The multiplicity of challenges plaguing the Nigerian sports sector today readily inform the choice of this book entitled “Modern Trends in Sports Administration and Management” for review this week. It is written by Professor Joseph Awoyinfa of the Department of Human Kinetics…
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The Management Bible

Authors: Bob Nelson and Peter Economy Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Bob Nelson and Peter Economy, co-authors of this text entitled “The Management Bible”, are brilliant management experts. Nelson is the founder and president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm with headquarters…
Coopetition

Co-opetition

Authors: Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger Publisher: Profile Books Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi   The only thing that is constant in life is change. This means one needs to embrace it to avoid being swept away by its tide. The old concept of competition interpreted as enmity is now outdated. And…
What-Rich-People-Know-Desperately-Want-to-Keep-Secret (2)

What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret

Author: Brian Sher Publisher: Prima Publishing Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi  It is said that rich people apply some principles that others either ignore or are ignorant of. My resolve to unveil these principles informs the choice of this book tagged “What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret” for…
Public Speaking

Reported speech and communication impacts of mastery (2)

By Goke Ilesanmi                                      Last week, we said reported speech is the opposite of direct speech. We stressed that reported speech does not necessarily mean past-tense version of direct speech, as it is possible to have present- as well as past-tense reported speech.     We expatiated that what determines the tense…
Secrects of Power Persuasion for Salespeople (1)

Secrets of Power Persuasion for Salespeople

Author: Roger Dawson Publisher: Elpac Publishing Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Persuasive skills are greatly required whenever we want to convince people. This is why I want us to examine this text “Secrets of Power Persuasion for Salespeople” this week. It is written by Roger Dawson, one of the most-respected authorities as…
Driving Growth through Innovation

Driving Growth through Innovation

Author: Robert Tucker Publisher: Berrett Koehler Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi                                                                            The target of business people or corporate organisations is to achieve substantial growth and by implication profitability. Yet, it is very challenging to achieve appreciable growth (which signifies productivity) and profitability in the midst of competition. The solution is innovation, that…
public speaking

More on the need for public speaking and presentation skills

By Goke Ilesanmi                                  Last week, we said there are essentials of good writing that must be applied in speech-writing. We explained that some of these are conciseness, completeness, correctness, clarity and consideration. We added that courtesy, positive language, concreteness and sincerity are also parts of these fundamentals. We said conciseness…
The Networking Survival Guide

The Networking Survival Guide

Author: Diane Darling Publisher: McGraw-Hill Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi   Networking is very important in whatever we do. Whether you want to get sales leads, find a new job, have new friends, enhance your career or get referrals, networking is one of your success tools. Diane Darling, the author of this…
PROMOTING YOURSELF

Promoting Yourself

Author: Hal Lancaster Publisher: Free Press Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi It is a fact that many people face the challenge of getting promotion in the workplace. They adduce different (wrong) reasons for this. Such people need to read this book entitled “Promoting Yourself”. It is written by Hal Lancaster who spent…
My Future Matters Ministry

MY FUTURE MATTERS MINISTRY

We, My Future Matters Ministry, are a faith-based organisation inspired by divine calling to attend to a variety of spiritual, career, marital, social and emotional issues. Our main objective is to nurture spiritually-conscious, intellectually-sound, maritally-enlightened, morally-upright and heavenly-focused youths endowed with passion for diligence and success. We also aim to…
101 ways to boost your perfomance

101 Ways to Boost Your Performance

Author: John Fenton Publisher: Diamond Publishing Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi Constant performance assessment is very important for individuals and corporate organisations that are passionate about long-lasting success. It is also a must for people and organisations that are already up there, because of danger of complacency. This explains the choice of…