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#WhatILearnt: Acknowledgement.

Today, we finally round off for Year 2014.

Its been an amazing and impacting year for our Team and I and want to first acknowledge:

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST who is My FATHER, for HIS Inspiration and gift of Consistency to my Team and I. THANK YOU!

The OpeOsiyemi Team. You all made the journey seamless. Thank You!

Our Readership; Colleagues; Friends; Partners and Everyone for the gift of access; feedbacks and comments. Thank You!

Our Critics for the criticism. You all part of the design. We were immeasurably blessed by your disapproval. Its sure made the journey much more interesting and worth it. Thank You!

I want to Celebrate Larry Burkett: Your legacy speaks and is still speaking. #Significance. Thank You!

Finally, to every Young Professional; Business Executives; Budding Entrepreneurs; Business Owners etc committed to running their career and business in TIMELESS WAYS: THE STRATEGIST says to tell You that, HE is proud of You and that your REWARD is Sure.

Remember to stop at Hebrews 11:6 check point for HIS assurance to you.

#SucceedingWithoutBleedingSeries was Inspired by Larry Burkett and Powered by Ope’ Osiyemi.

We’d see you Next Year on 12.01.2015 BHG!

And from ALL of Us, We say: Have a Merry CHRISTmas and a Truly Prosperous 2015!

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Have a Fantastic Weekend. Good morning!

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#WhatILearnt IV : Knowledge Sharing

#ILearnt hoarding of anything- Knowledge; Information; Opportunities; Expertise; Access; Money; whatever is a deeper dimension of poverty mindset.
You see: Significance is showing and teaching people to know THE TRUE SOURCE and How to Connect to IT.

So this morning of what I KNOW and have RECEIVED I freely share with you:

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST is GOD! The ALMIGHTY GOD HE is. HE Understands every Eco-system. HE’s The Creator; Initiator; Advisor; HE’s HIMSELF Inspiration personified. HE’s is the Creator of all Numbers; HE’s FATHER of Light; He’s EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING consist in HIM and of Capacity and Absolute Competences beyond this world.

Absolutely contrary to public opinion, beyond science, technology and logical reasoning. You need HIM in Life and Business. Its might appear you don’t but when the push come to shove you’d realise you truly do.

And this is HOW to Access HIM:

You’d access HIM through JESUS by simply CONFESSING with your mouth that JESUS is Lord; and BELIEVE in your HEART that GOD raised Him from the dead, you WILL be saved.

Romans.10:9 Access Unlimited is where it is. Check it!

So you thinking: ” Seriously, you kidding me: how professional is this? “

Dear Colleagues; Intelligent Professionals; Fellow Business Gurus and Moguls: It can’t get any more Professional, Savvy, Trendy, Techy and Global than THIS.

This is where TRUE SIGNIFICANCE Begins!

#ILearnt Never to Hoard. So, I freely present to You JESUS without reservation or hesitation.

Merry CHRISTmas!

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#WhatILearnt III

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#WhatILearnt 3: MBA TIMELESS Way

#Ilearnt many of the truly winning strategies and methodology are ALL rooted in TIMELESS PRINCIPLES.

Shocking again is that, many of the acclaimed management and business gurus discovered these Principles in THE BOOK but few duly acknowledge it source. Plagiarism you’d say. YES it is!

I reckon THE CHIEF STRATEGIST is the ONLY personality who have had HIS resource greatly plagiarised without filing a law suit against anyone.
That’s how magnanimous HE is!

Here’s one of HIS presentation during the World Economic summit way before the summit was ever conceived.

Matthew 10:8 Repository projects it clearly:

“… Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give”

So, I can CONFIRM to you today that the source is from THE CHIEF STRATEGIST who freely gave and still giving witty strategies beyond the methodology of Business Schools.

So, what did you learn / which was the most impacting of all the series for you and how did it impact you?

We want to hear from you. Tell Us About It!

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#WhatILearnt II

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#WhatILearnt 2: THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in the Boardroom:

Contrary to popular opinion, I leant the THE CHIEF STRATEGIST CANNOT be taken out of the Boardroom. HE is the CORE of all TIMELESS Strategies and the earlier I Partner with HIM irrevocably, the seamless my navigation in the marketplace and beyond.

Truth is, we CANNOT do without the THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in the boardroom. In case you have extinguished HIM out of the boardroom on the basis that it’s not professional or not global practice.

My question to you is: Who defines what global practice is? Can I be frank with you? HE is the GLOBAL in all practices!

Remember we saw the TIMELESS strategy to Delegation; Human Capital Development; Pricing; Partnership; Negotiation; Leadership; Management and much more in the TIMELESS BOOK.

That is the SECRET. Its all in the TIMELESS PRINCIPLE all authored by THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

#ILearnt THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in The Boardroom!

Jeremiah 33:3 Repository confirms how indispensable HE is:

” Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).”

MSG Brand says:

” Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.”

So, what did you learn / which was the most impacting of all the series for you and how did it impact you?

We want to hear from you. Tell Us About It!

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#WhatILearnt I

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This week, we round up for the Year 2014 with #WhatILearnt Series.

Its been a year of learning for my Team & I.

Thank you for the gift of access to your social space ( this might sound to you as a cliché buy seriously it isn’t) Thank You!

#WhatILearnt throughout this series and writing journey is:

NEVER let anyone stop you; discourage you or play down on your abilities given you ( as an Individual; Team; Business or Corporation) by THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

You can do much more than you could ever think you can. 2015 is in circa 14days. Launch into those things you’d thought you not qualify to achieve.

In the first instance: Who told you are not?

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST is the one that determines that. And the last time I checked HE has given you ALL things and enabled you.

Philippians 4:13 Assurance Unlimited puts it aptly where it says:

” I (You/Your Organisation) have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (You) [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me (You); (You) I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. “

*** (You/Your Organisation/ You)*** Emphasis Mine

So, what did you learn / which was the most impacting of all the series for you and how did it impact you?

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Have a Celebrating Week. Good morning!

Gain Traction!

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Having shared over the week on #discountingDecisions; Weight and Scales. It is necessary to gain traction in seamlessly making it a lifestyle to deal fairly with our customers and clients.

And I’m aware that such traction is only achievable when we leverage on declaration of TIMELESS WORDS by THE CHIEF STRATEGIST to build muscles. It’s the same way we engage our team when we consistently pitch the company’ Vision and Values to them.

Checking in at Leviticus 19:35-36 Repository and Leviticus 25:14 archive it says:

” Don’t cheat when measuring length, weight, or quantity. Use honest scales and weights and measures. I am GOD, your God. I brought you out of Egypt.”

” “If you sell or buy property from one of your countrymen, don’t cheat him. “

So here you go: DECLARE this to yourself; pitch it to your Teams; present it to your sale force; frame it and position it in strategic places, particularly where the Team who interface often with your customers.

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” My practices are ethical and godly for I use honest scales and weights and measures. In matter of buying and selling as well as the provision of services.

I do not cheat others but offer value to full extent of money paid.

I also go extra mile, giving more than promised and keeping to every proposition made!

My superiors, clients and business partners always have assurance in me, for my word is my bond”

– Excerpt from KINGDOM of WORDS by ‘Debola Deji-Kurunmi

Remember, Its TIMELESS BUSINESS and must be done in a TIMELESS WAY!

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Pricing!

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Selling at a fair price and buying at a fair price is a great experience for both businesses and its customers.

That’s a philosophy a TIMELESS BUSINESS should always ensure to uphold.

Its does not matter if you customers/ clients are average or wealthy individuals; budding companies, multinationals or governments.

Fair price remains fair price. No weight or scale adjustment.

Truth is, its ALWAYS! ALWAYS pay off on the long-run.

Proverbs 22:1 Advisory puts it clearly:

” A sterling reputation is better than striking it rich; a gracious spirit is better than money in the bank. “

Its subsidiary company Proverbs 15:6 brand concluded by saying:

” In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. ”

Remember as a TIMELESS BUSINESS, you MUST follow TIMELESS PRINCIPLES one of which is charging each and every customer(s) fairly.

Let’s Do This!

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True Discounts!

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Putting a balance to the varying weights and scale. There are many ethical reasons why you might charge a person more or less than the other.

Here is one reason:
#EDR 1: Volume Discounts

An honest and acceptable practice, particularly when everyone is given the same opportunity are discounts given based on quantity purchased.

Another reason is
#EDR 2: Cash Discounts

Quite a no of business owners offer discounts for outright cash payment. This again is ethical provided that the offer is extended to all customers and they are aware of the policy. The decision then is the buyers’ if they’d like to take advantage of the discount or pay higher price.

Again, another is #EDR 3: Category Discounts

Discounts offered to some category of people e.g students, less privileged, unemployed, elderly etc. Provided this policy is clearly communicated to and available to everyone within the selected category.

What you’d see in all the examples is that:

Discounts are based on established policies + Available to any and everyone who qualifies + No intention to deceive or swindle anyone = NO VARYING WEIGHTS

That is how it should BE. So Let’s Do This Going Forward!

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It’s In The Scale and Matrix!

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How honest and transparent are your pricing?

What are the varying weight scales for the same product/service; knowledgeable and less knowledgeable clients about?

Put that also within the context of a professional dealing with his or her colleagues/ Team: Different benchmark for different member within the same Team doing the same task/role as it were?

Again, what is that stricken mentality of exploiting others on the basis that they are rich/wealthy and can afford it?

My question to you: Is it a crime to be wealthy? ( that’s beyond the scope of this series)

Remember, you are operating/ want to operate a TIMELESS BUSINESS. Yes?

Right! For those different weight and scales you use: The Litmus Test as a business/professional operating on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES is:

Would you want others to deal with you on the same basis you dealing with them?

Are you willing to disclose to the less knowledgeable clients/buyers that you have given a better deal to Someone else?

Mathew 22:39 Advisory presents it clearly in its commercial presentation to the merchants:

” Love others as well as you love yourself.”

Again, checking in at Proverbs 11:13 Mall, its digital billboard reads:

” The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the willful contrariness and crookedness of the treacherous shall destroy them. “

Think About IT!

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Discounts Truly?

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It is a time of the year where discounts- Products/ Service discount comes almost naturally to everyone and businesses as the case maybe.

Giving discount(s) is such a fantastic idea and gesture. However, I’d have you and your Commercial /Sales Team pause for a moment this morning and ask yourselves this question:

Are We TRULY, REALLY and HONESTLY offering our clients/customers/people Discounts?

Your honest answer to this question had guarantee your REWARD.

Checking into Proverbs 11:1 Breakfast Cafe this morning the screen flash put it aptly:

” A FALSE balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.”

Checking in at the MSG English breakfast section, it again puts it profoundly:

” God hates cheating in the marketplace; he loves it when business is aboveboard. “

In bringing a closure to 2014 Series: We talking #TheDiscountingDecisons and I’d see you tomorrow.

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Have a Productive Week. Good morning!

Offering Advice?

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Right, this morning the focus is on the advisor(s)/consultant(s)/counsellor(s).

You want to ask yourself if while you are offering counsel and advise to that colleague(s); business partner(s); client(s) are you trying to play THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s role in their lives/ decisions?

It’s important that you check and balance that, so that you don’t end up complicating matters for them.
When you give counsel ensure to be in sync and alignment with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

If you cannot deliver absolutely to them advise in line with TIMELESS PRINCIPLES and sync with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST real time position/ stands on the case/decision in question. Please DON’T confuse them further.

Their careers are important, so are their businesses and neither emotional or sentimental based advice will cut it.

It’s that serious, treat it as such!

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Have a Memorable Weekend. Good morning!

Sound Counsel?

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We again need to ask ourselves if we truly want honest advice before making decision.

When you seek counsel before making a decision; and a sound perspective is offered to you based on TIMELESS PRINICPLES will you accept and adhere to it?

You see, there is no need wasting other people’s time and effort when you know your mind is set on what you want to do and wouldn’t shift ground when a sound advice ( based on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES) is offered you.

Always remember to test all counsel through THE CHIEF STRATEGIST and when you get the assurance from HIM, Go ahead and adhere to it even if that throws a spanner into your plans.

1 John 4:1 Advisory puts it aptly when it says:

“My dear friends, don’t believe everything you hear. Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you. Not everyone who talks about God comes from God. There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world.”

Trust me, you’d be glad you DID!

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Justifying Decision(s)?

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Another question we need to ask ourselves:

Looking for justification for our decisions?

In decision making you cannot afford to violate TIMELESS PRINCIPLES and then justify or rationalise on the basis of majority support.

Listen: That you did an opinion poll and had a majority support for your decision doesn’t make it right.
The outcome of our decisions will be OBEDIENCE based not Majority Opinion based.

So, you want shut down that production line/ make a career decision/relocation decision/ which in your opinion; your intelligent consultants’/ counsellors’ opinion makes economics sense but NO Sense THE CHIEF STRATEGIST?

Going contrary to TCS ( THE CHIEF STRATEGIST) advice on the basis of majority vote will not cut it.

Ask for advice for genuine reason; and not to justify your poor decision. Follow through with TCS instruction(s) to you.

Romans 11:34-35 Unlimited puts it clearly:

” Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favour that God has to ask his advice? “

Again, In THE CHIEF STRATEGIST is where the Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty for our decisions lie.

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Decision Making OutSourcing?

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Why are you asking for counsel?

It’s important to know the why because your reason will determine to a large extend the quality of counsel you’d receive.

That said, you want to ask yourself important question when asking for advice.
One of such questions is:

#DecisionMakingTransferRoute?

Are you trying to outsource your responsibility in making decision?

You see, no one can make your decision for you. The highest you can get is an objective alternatives/ various perspectives /varieties of choices presented to you but you will still have to make your choice.

You responsibility for making decision cannot be outsourced. Should it even be outsourced, you still remain accountable and responsible for the effect of such choice and decision.

So while you seek advice on your next career move; weighing those job opportunities; the transfer opportunity; the merger options; the Listing decision; business travel decisions etc. The best your consultant can offer you are possible options to choose from.

So choose right because you’d be responsible solely for your decision.

Proverbs 14:12 Advisory and Proverbs 16:25 Alternative Risk Solutions, understands the dynamics of decision making so well that in their Analysis Report puts it aptly when it says:

“There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death [destruction].”

If that is the case; Would you not rather involve THE CHIEF STRATEGIST, HE has the FULL download of all alternatives open to you and the end results. And can tell you the best to go for.

Trust me on this: HE DOES A FANTASTIC & UNCONTESTABLE JOB. HE is that Good and Excellent!

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The Counsel Advantage!

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This week we begin #TheCounselAdvantage Series.

Counsel in career and business? YES, we all will and continue to need counsel at one point or the other. However, it is important that we benchmark every counsel against TIMELESS PRINCIPLE.

Any and every counsel not in sync with that of THE CHIEF STRATEGIST should be discarded.

Yes, Q4, 2014 is rounding-off soon: You are probably thinking about your personal / career goals; considering a change in career/ job/ business or entrant into a new line of business etc.

Do your research and homework well with all excellence, seek counsel but ensure that when you are done doing all that; DO NOT make a move without vetting every counsel and decision with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST, that is the guarantee for safe landing.

Proverbs 15:22 Repository, puts it aptly:

” Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. “

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Have a Rewarding Week. Good morning!

Thanksgiving STILL

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Thanksgiving and Rewards still!

It’s the end of Q4 2014 in circa 4 weeks.

Here is the Trade Secret: commit to doing business on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES going forward and you’d see and experience 2015 to be the Best Financial Year ever yet for your Team and You.

Remember, to make thanksgiving a culture and lifestyle in your business and professional life not a yearly event.

I’m thankful for THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s presentations all through the year. And I’m particularly grateful to HIM for You; your Teams and organisations for sustaining you and the difference you making.

I’m confident in THE CHIEF STRATEGIST that HE will yet do for you and expose you to better strategies and innovative ways of fulfilling your various Visions and business pursuits.

On behalf of Our Team and I, I want to say Thank You for your access to your social space.

#Thanksgiving STILL and I’d see you next week BHG!

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Have a ThankFUL Weekend. Good morning!

The Winning Strategy!

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It’s the Season of Reward!

It’s a season where your employees/ Teams are rewarded and appreciated for supporting the vision and treating your clients and stakeholders right; clients are rewarded, appreciated and thanked for their support and patronage through the year.

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST must not be left out of the appreciation and thanksgiving season. HE was and is the ONLY partner that stayed ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED to you through the year.

Remember, when your major investors threaten to pull out right in the middle of that transaction, HE SHOWED UP for your team and company?

Remember, how he saved your board and management team from that car crash and Air crash?

Remember how he saved you from that product/ project launch that was turning out to be a disaster but THE CHIEF STRATEGIST saved the day. You remember how it turned our to be next big hit?

Remember how HE brought you through the MPR verdict?

Remember how HE sorted you out of the fraud allegation you knew nothing about?

Remember how HE turned your Cashflow around in the midst of the embarrassment and balancing your financials?

Remember how HE saved you from dying when you slumped in the boardroom?

You remember the effortless promotion HE rewarded you with?

You Remember? ALL HE did, the winning Strategies HE downloaded to you and your Team through the year.

YES! THE CHIEF STRATEGIST deserves ALL of your Thanksgiving. It’s going to cost you nothing, it carries no expenses on your Income statement neither any liability on your Balance Sheet.

All it require is a DELIBERATE ACTION to ACKNOWLEDGE & THANK HIM. Do it as the Leader of the company; Team Lead and with everyone as a Team in the organisation.

LISTEN, you CANNOT be over Professional not to corporately thank THE CHIEF STRATEGIST who did all these for you at No COST; Consulted for you at NO Cost.

If you can thank your workforce and clients how much more THE ONE who owns both you, your workforce/Team and the entire clients in the entire Globe!

Psalm. 107:1 Yard; Psalm 118 Multi National; Psalm 138 Conglomerate; 1Chronicle 16:34 Limited all confirming why you have got to give thanks:

” Oh, thank GOD—he’s so good! His love never runs out. All of you set free by GOD, tell the world!”

Strategic Leaders thank STRATEGIC GOD- THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

TIMELESS Businesses know that too well!

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Reality Check…

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This morning I perceive strongly some deep issues and cancerous acts within the Corporate world and marketplace generally.

It’s a reality check this morning. THE CHIEF STRATEGIC will have me ask You. Me? YES, YOU:

Why do you play politics with another person’s career?

Why are you holding-on to another person’s promotion?

Why are you competitive and so intimated by that colleague’s achievements that you fault everything and initiative they present?

Why are you taking that supplier off your list?

Why do you want them to compromise to get that contract?

Why is their rewards withheld?

Why are you back stabbing each other just because of that position? Do you know I can cause neither of you bunch to get there?

Why is their so much war in the boardroom?

What is the Strife, ego, jealousy about?

Why the subordination ?

Why the blood shed, what are you all chasing after that you forget I THE CHIEF STRATEGIST review and score the ultimate MPR?

Don’t you get it? The Power, The Fame, The Status, The Position accomplished not in specification or compliance to My TIMELESS PRINICPLES will fade away.

Tell ME… Who amongst you knows where you’d end up after you have proof all the points and there is nothing more to proof?

I See ALL you all doing. From the Board-Management – Workforce.

Do it MY WAY. Stop all these, can’t you all see it breaking down the System?

Do it Right, Realign, get back on Course!

Strife, Envy, Jealousy, competition, Ego, insincerity, deceits will cause you everything.

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in Revelation 22:12-13 MPR says:

 “Yes, I’m on my way! I’ll be there soon! I’m bringing my payroll with me. I’ll pay all people in full for their life’s work. I’m A to Z, the First and the Final, Beginning and Conclusion.”

Think about IT!

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Reward Loyalty!

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Loyalty and Sycophancy are two entirely different things.

Loyalty is said to be ” a commitment to a person or company even in the face of adversity”

Sycophancy is said to be “flattery that is very obedient, or an indication of deference to another, to an excessive or servile degree”

Alright, now that you can consciously differentiate between the two: You want to do a quick check within you, who in your Team or Sphere of influence falls within what category.

You see, it’s important to routinely do such scan with the help of THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.
To be surrounded by Sycophants is a very dangerous place to be.

I just thought to mention that.

The focus of today is on LOYALTY

LISTEN, Loyal people are rare to come by. I can’t say this enough.
When you find a loyal employee(s); Supplier(s); Partner(s); Mentor(s); Adviser(s) ensure to do everything within your power to reward such quality. Honour them in all ways.

Remember that Loyalty is a two-way thing, so it must flow both ways.
So as your employees/ teams are loyal to the company and its Vision, you too be loyal to them.

Again, Loyalty is Virtue, it cannot not be taught neither bought.
See why it a clear cut difference between it and sycophancy.

Checking the Joshua-Caleb Team, The David-Jonathan Partnership; THE CHIEF STRATEGIST- David Proposition and more in TIMELESS REPOSITORY says it all.

Again, LOYALTY is a Virtue not a Skill.
Honour and greatly reward ( reward goes beyond money) the Loyal people in your workforce/ Sphere of Influence, they are RARE BREEDS.

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Good morning!

Reward According to Their Abilities!

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Encourage your workforce/ team to fully utilise their best talents and abilities.

Don’t try to push or reward an employee by mere positional promotion: by that I mean, that an employee is a fantastic salesman with great top line performance doesn’t automatically translate to him being a great branch / regional manager. He just might be a wrong match managing a sales force simply because his core strength and ability is in driving top line and not in managing people/ management.

The morale of this is: While we seek to reward people, let’s reward them in such a manner that translates to sustainable growth in their life not reward that makes them appear incompetent. That will be a disservice to them.

Reward according to people’s abilities.

PS: ” turning down a management position = Not being offered any further raises or subsequent positions “

Whose ideology was/ is this???

Would you rather have a person accept a position they can’t deliver on or decline to leverage within their core capabilities?

Mathew 5:37 Advisory puts it aptly when it advised :

” Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong.”

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Paying Fairly: Treating Them Right!

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Do you know paying fairly goes beyond salary. Yes? YES, its does go beyond salary.

To pay fairly also include REWARD not necessarily in terms of money but also in Praise.

Let’s do a quick check this morning!

How do you reward employees e.g your PA who goes the extra mile to ensure your activities are well organised but sometimes get it wrong. Criticism or Praise?

Tough and demanding of your employees best but compliment their work before correcting their errors Yes/No?

Criticise your employees/ Team in public. Yes/No?

Humiliate or demean your employees/ Team. Yes/No?

Your honest answers to these questions, should give you an idea of how fairly you paying them.

Truth is, paying fairly is beyond just wages/salary. Its also involve the way our workforce are treated and how we relate with them.

Next time you think of paying fairly, remember to factor in how they’d be treated.

Compliment and Praise them when they do well/ thrive to and correct them in an honouring manner when you think they are below performance.

YES, You can be Firm and Fair.

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They Will Always Be There!

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Regardless of what happened or happening treat your employees/ Teams well. Treat them fair; Treat them fairly.

You’d know the essence and its invaluable worth when the chips are down.

You see, you cannot swipe Excellent, loyal committed employees just because you think you can access younger and aggressive employees at lower cost.

There will always be a place for those older excellent, committed employees. Sound, value delivering, committed and loyal employees are not easy to come by.

They have served you with their all, in good times and bad times. DON’T Trade such for anything! DON’T leave them now at the moment of their need.
Be Inspired by Proverbs 3:1-4 Advisory:

“… forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; 2  For length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you. 3  Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon the tablet of your heart. 4  So shall you find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgment] of God and man.”

In TIMELESS BUSINESS: Kindness and justice play important role.
DON’T be caught in the web of dumping long-term employees. It’s called “Use and Dump” Syndrome.
I’m sure you KNOW that neither kind or just!

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This is What It Means…

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Talking about fairness in pay. How do we determine what the minimum need of a person?

Knowing that people’s need varies from each other. It’s important to ask and determine what that is for each employee.

What is key is that, as TIMELESS EMPLOYERS we put ourselves in the employees position and with all honesty and sincerity ask yourself if they are being paid fairly.

Now again, nothing in THE TIMELESS PRINCIPLES says fairness is when the employer and its employees or everyone earn the same pay.
What is key is that our employees are not cheated in anyway.

Checking in at Jeremiah 22:13 Advisory, puts it aptly:

“Doom to him who builds palaces but bullies people, who makes a fine house but destroys lives, Who cheats his workers and won’t pay them for their work, Who says, ‘I’ll build me an elaborate mansion with spacious rooms and fancy windows. I’ll bring in rare and expensive woods and the latest in interior decor.’ “

Pay them fairly and don’t deny them of it!

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Paying Them Fairly!

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Owners of TIMELESS Business are responsible for meeting the minimum needs of their workforce.
Fairness is also required in paying them.

That said, not everyone can be paid the same amount. A proposition of who does a better work should be paid more.

Mathew 25:29 puts it aptly:

“‘Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe”

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What are They Worth?

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How much are your Teams/ workforce worth?

Are they fairly paid?

How do you reward them?

We are talking decisions on employees’ wages this season and I’d see you tomorrow.

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HDI- Higher Definition Intelligence!

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Today ends our #ManagementSelectionDecisionsSeries

In your Management Selection Decisions: Talents/Competence is required and important but without CHARACTER, is a crisis waiting to Explode.

It is easy to profile competence with lot of available HRM tools but to know the true character of a manager/ long-term suitability and strategic relevance of a manager(s) from a bigger picture, NO HRM or Forensic tools can detect that.

LISTEN: that require a HDI – Higher Definition Intelligence ONLY accessible through THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

Engage THE CHIEF STRATEGIST in the Boardroom/ Marketplace. Engaging HIS advisory function will cost you nothing other than adhering to HIS Terms of Reference.

Now, you want to know my take on this? I’d say GO For IT! Because that the most effective Lean Strategy that will ever be.

Here is the proposition: It will solve your High Operating Expenses; position your company and brand globally; give you an unbeatable Competitive and Comparative Advantage; You are GUARANTEED of staying ahead of competition and ultimately GUARANTEED Bottomline without Bleeding.

ALL at absolutely NO COST: you only need to follow THE TIMELESS PRINCIPLES.

Checking in at Psalm 94:8-11 Directory, THE CHIEF STRATEGIST presentation shows how constraint our resources are to truly detect the best fit in our Selection process.

“… how long before you get smart? Do you think Ear-Maker doesn’t hear, Eye-Shaper doesn’t see? Do you think the trainer of nations doesn’t correct, the teacher of Adam doesn’t know? GOD knows, all right— knows your stupidity, sees your shallowness “

NOW… To the Extend to which you require an hassle and drama free Management… LEVERAGE!

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How BLANK Are You?

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YES, sometimes we can be blank. It’s Okay: It shows that we are human and reaffirms that ONLY THE CHIEF STRATEGIST gives Direction and Inspiration inside-Out.

What are you blank about: The figures are not adding up? In a dilemma on the manager(s) to hire or let go off? The decision on Teams’ Promotion Mix? Your MPR? So many strategic issues you are blank about?

Again, its OKAY. I was TOTALLY BLANK this morning myself on today’s content until I leveraged on THE CHIEF STRATEGIST who says to tell and ask You: ” How BLANK ARE YOU? LET’s Talk About IT “

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s solution pitch to that blank state is Jeremiah 33:3 Repository:

” Call to ME [THE CHIEF STRATEGIST] and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).”

LEVERAGE!… It’s guaranteed.

I’d see you tomorrow BHG. Have a Productive Day!

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Women In Management?

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The question was, do you hire women as managers/ appoint them into management positions?

Well, from TIMELESS perspective there is nothing limiting a woman/women to function in their respective areas of strength and capabilities, and that includes functioning at management level.

Speaking with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST this morning at the Breakfast meeting, HE made reference to the following CHARTER in 2Timothy 1:6 Code that says:

“…God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.”

So really, women functioning in place of authority in the marketplace is TIMELESS PRINCIPLES compliant.
Women’s Authority in the marketplace should NOT be confuse with Men’s authority as husbands within Marriage Context.

So Yes, a woman can lead in the market place with men under her authority.

Proverbs 31:15 Corporation again points out women taking on leadership positioning in business/ marketplace.

“… First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.”

Women in Management Team are valuable assets.

That said, there is a place for balance without limiting their potentials/ putting a glass ceiling on women.
This has to do with un bias discretion in ensuring assigning responsibilities to them which has the capacity of not interfering with their Homes/Marriages.

Truth is: Women are LIMITLESS!

PS: I recommend that you check on Proverbs 31:10-31 Corporation to get an interesting and strategic information on women and how you can leverage on their amazing unique strengths and value they bring to the Marketplace.

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Communicate Clearly The Policies!

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Now that you have made selections of your managers. It’s important that you clearly Communicate your policies in writing for clear and easy understanding.

Next, evaluate each manager’s performance against these written standards. Should any of the manager not meet these standards, it’s important that you communicate your dissatisfaction clearly ( No suppress Emotions) and establish review period during which you evaluate compliance.

After all these, if a manager won’t still comply, then you’d have to deal with it head-on by issuing written reprimands. And if that again fail, then it probably time to leverage reshuffling or dismissal.

PS: I’m aware of yesterday’s technical hitch,our apologies; below is the link to closure on #LifestyleCodes For Managers http://bit.ly/1xDLyNx

Interesting… Do you hire Women as Managers? Good Question!

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#LSC Yet Again!

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What is the advantage of a talented or competent manager with transactional based mindset?

#LSC 4: Hospitality

You need a manager who can build and maintain a long lasting professional relationship with stakeholders.

Yes, mindful of short-term but with long-term thinking and approach.
Truth is, that will impact positively on performance and bottomline on the long-run.

All that said on #LifestyleCodesForManagers, it’s important that you establish basic policies for your managers in a written format, identifying the minimum expected of them.

The whole idea is that you have good rules and enforce them.

Thought it prudent to let you know that these #LifestyleCodes idea for managers is found in TIMELESS PRINCIPLES

1Timothy 3: 1-3 Advisory services shows the codes when it says:

“ 1. THE SAYING is true and irrefutable: If any man [eagerly] seeks the office of [Manager] bishop (superintendent, overseer) , he desires an excellent task (work). 2  Now a [Manager] bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher, 3  Not given to wine, not combative but gentle and considerate, not quarrelsome but forbearing and peaceable, and not a lover of money [insatiable for wealth and ready to obtain it by questionable means].”

*[Manager]*-Emphasis Mine.

Bottomline is that, It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you know the character of a manager(s). One awful manager will have a direct reflect on all the management.

Ever heard about this saying: When a Team is bad, check the leadership? That’s the more reason, you have got to do your due dilligence beyond a would-be manager’s talents or competence. CHARACTER Matter too a great deal.

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#LSC 3: Reputable

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What is the advantage of a talented or competent manager without dignity?

You also want to consider this Lifestyle Code for a manager

#LSC 3: Reputable

Who enjoys working with managers who are not straightforward; drunkards; with vice- e.g promiscuous and the list are endless.

Truth is, such managers are not respected by the people they manage/lead. Your workforce will only tolerate such managers to get by. They obey their instructions not because they respect them but because they have no choice.

Now you are probably thinking- but “…Ope’ that the whole idea, they obey his instruction and the work get done”

Yes, the work ONLY get done (without depth) and there it ends. Here is the flip side to the coin. 99.9% of their team members are likely not to confide in them; Seek their advice neither will they offer helpful input- They just will do the basics because they do not respect them neither do they respect their judgment.

Can you imagine the impact that will have on processes and productivity; brand reputation and invariably your bottomline?

Let strip it bare here: How do you cope with the embarrassment of a manager who sexually abuse colleagues and people they are accountable for? How do you cope with a manager who make advances on your clients and customers? How will you cope with a manager who gets drunk and sign offs company funds/ assets. How do You pull it through with a manager that lack self-control and self-respect?

LISTEN, managers with such lifestyle will ruin your brand, make you vulnerable to competition, secure you lawsuit of different dimension.
You CAN’T afford IT, It’s too risky and Expensive!

You need Respectable and Reputable managers.

Remember, you run/ want to run a TIMELESS BUSINESS on TIMELESS PRINCIPLES.

That what TIMELESS Business will do. They will First, Count the Cost.

Again, Talents is NEVER Enough.

I’d see you Next week putting a closure to #LifestyleCodes for managers.

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#LSC 2: Prudence

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What is the essence of a talented or competent manager without Wisdom?

Another Lifestyle code to look for in a manager is:

#LSC 2: Prudence

Prudence is not a skill, it is a Virtue. Prudence is not a talent, it is a Resource. Prudence is Wisdom.

You need a managers who possess such trait.

Prudence is what makes a manager honor right ethics; act in integrity and not compromise.

Prudence is what will make a manager make sound decisions; take and drive initiatives that will impact positively on the people and the organisation.

You see, Prudence is what makes a person know a pen ink can only propel signing a cheque but won’t suffice to power photocopier cartridge.

You need Managers of prudent lifestyle. Anything less than that can cost you more on the long-run.

Proverbs 27:12 Nugget puts it clearly:

” A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered”

Think about it: How passionately do you need a manager(s) who will trigger your liability policies?

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#LSC 1: Emotional Balance

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Personal Lifestyle of anyone being considered for a management position should be taken seriously.
It’s part of Due Diligence.

Think about it: What value is a talented or competent manager without character?

Here is one of the key lifestyle codes to look for in a manager:

#LSC 1 : Emotional Balance

Look for people with well balance emotions.
Ever seen before a person characterized with wide emotional swings? It causes disruption to company’s activity flow. And trust me, no one enjoys being around a manager who is unpredictable.

A manager with unstable emotion will stifle Morale out of your workforce and invariably reduce their capacity to produce, particularly the ones with supportive personality.

By the way: behind an emotionally imbalance person is an/ some unresolved issues within.

You can’t afford to position an emotionally imbalance person to manage balance people. It will cause crisis within the system.

Talent isn’t enough. You need all round balance managers!

I’d see you tomorrow still on #LifestyleCode for Managers!

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The Making of Management Selection Decisions!

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Aside managers having compatible set of core values with your Organisation. There are also criteria that will ensure that your managers will be of moral substance that is key to building a TIMELESS Business.

The operating rule is that you have a CLEAR, WRITTEN Criteria for managers and apply them equally to everyone without fair or favour.

When you create an environment that supports TIMELESS PRINCIPLES within your business/ organisation. What you’d experience is that: people who are opposed to high ethical standards will exit.

Now, Wouldn’t that in itself save you and your organisation from “Corporate Drama”? Absolutely!

I’d see you tomorrow sharing #LifestyleCode For Managers.

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They Have The Execution Key

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In applying TIMELESS PRINCIPLES to your business, one of the most important decision you will make is in the selection of your managers.

In any business the owner/ CEO establishes the basic policies, but the managers execute these policies. That is how pivotal these managers are. So, you see, good Managers will support and enhance your TIMELESS Policies while bad managers will undermine and subvert them.

The deep calls unto the deep, Psalm 42:7 Screening Matrix puts it aptly.

So when next you making those selection decisions… Remember that, likes will produce after its kind!

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Synergy in Harmony!

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Today puts a closure to #YourBusinessAndYourSpouse Series.

There is enormous advantage in being in sync with your spouse.
Yes, we talking Business and Career but behind those professional walls and the seemingly strict formal demeanor to work. The truth is, we can truly succeed to the extend to which our Marriage and Family is in harmony.

Always, remember that You and Spouse are Team and NOT in Competition.

Let’s commit to Honoring; Supporting; Inspiring; Encouraging and Propelling each other on that Purposeful and common VISION.

So, for the synergy that there is to Power of Two in Unity LEVERAGE! That’s how the BOTTOMLINE you desire is guaranteed and much more.

Thank You for following through on this series. I’m in agreement with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST that your marriage is and will continue to be true hub of encouragement to you for hassle free achievement in the marketplace.

I’d see you next week BHG on #DecisionsSeries

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It’s Q4, 2014…What’s The LIMIT?

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What is the major thing stopping you from walking/working in harmony with your spouse?

What are your fears?

What are those things that have limited you for so long. Is it mindset; someone who you respected so much or your boss have rejected you or communicated to you how of a failure you are; The comparative advantage you don’t have; the awful performance; the bankruptcy issue; the foreclosure; the loss records; the war in the board; the betrayal in the workplace; the law suit against your company; the fine slam by the regulators; the product recall; your failing health; failed project; the succession plan failure; the debts; the project slacks…?

Again, I ask you what is L-I-M-I-T-I-N-G You?

LISTEN: As your colleague in the marketplace, I was in a meeting this morning with THE CHIEF STRATEGIST and here is what HE says to tell you:

” Can you stop right where you are, that crossroad where you are and schedule a meeting with ME, I want to hand over to you the Strategy that works. You are not going down. I KNOW the Answer to the fix you are in and want to hand you the Masterplan.

I want to connect you to the right Venture Partners; The Investors you need; The IP Lawyer you need to pitch your case in that court room; everything that you need Right Now, I’d give to You.

Would you for once let ME be your CHIEF CONSULTANT and I WILL Deliver Right on Time, No slacks, No Loss, No Pain, No Bleeding “

The CHIEF STRATEGIST put its accurately aptly in the Executive Summary Page of Mathew 11:28-30 doc:

” “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

I’d See You tomorrow BHG!

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Working Together

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When you and your spouse work together in the business, it is very important that you commence by honestly discussing the relationship.

Quite a number of couples running business together are not able to maintain perfect professional balance between official and personal matters.

Truth is, there can only be one leader steering the ship any other attempt will Frustrate the Teams’/ employees and result in friction between spouse.

Here is the way out: Embrace clearly defined roles and ensure adequate communication is maintained.

Where you both cannot work together in the same office or business/ company; it best that you confront the issue honestly from the word go. No law says you must physically run the business together rather Unity of Purpose, Commitment and Support to the VISION is what key.

Paul CEO of 1Corinthians 3:6 Structuring Services Limited during his presentation, drives the point home:

” I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow.”

If you both must be involved in the daily operation of the business ensure to clearly define Roles.

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Letter To Strategic Partners II

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Dear Strategic Partner- Wife,

Thank you for the support, We Celebrate you!

I see that you are there as a committed Strategic Partner but unconscious you usurp his authority in business decisions; causing dissension and frictions.

I perceive the need for you to stay calm because your perfectionist nature seem to be getting in the way. Please ensure to use your perfectionist personality to balance things not to cause him losses on the frontline.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Services puts it aptly:

” Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another. Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.”

Thank you once again for being such a Committed and Trusted Partner to your spouse.

I Celebrate Your Loyalty & Resilience.

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST will have me tell you to get on couple of strategic trainings with HIM to achieve that balance.
HE also said to tell you, that your REWARD is SURE!

See you tomorrow BHG.

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Dear Single Ladies!

Dear Single Ladies,

I’m burden tonight and need to have a wee word with you. You see it lot easier to get to speak and trash out these things before you crossover to Married Status ( At that point it get outrightily complicated, should you get it wrong)

Frankly speaking… Why do you want/ keep funding a man’s irresponsibility and laziness?

• Who sold you that lies that being a “Project Sponsor” at the lightest opportunity is what being Caring and Supportive is?

• How is that you take lead role in a relationship and jump to perform a leader role in a relationship. And in your mind, you thinking that being Hardworking and being there? Who sold you those lies?
Can’t you see that you are setting a precedence of role switching from being a Helper to Provider.
Can’t you see that you are outrightily encouraging laziness and complacency in that man of yours?

Can I be frank you… There is NO basis to proof any point. It is not in displaying Super Woman/ Superted drama that shows that you are all that.

Just maybe you don’t know/ are not concious of this ” The Girl Is Good” trait. My granny of beautiful late memories had say ” The girl is good, the girl is good, Apah lo jé bé” ( I’m sorry, I don’t know how to translate that in English)

Now DON’T get me wrong: There’s a place to encourage and support a man but most often than not it should be that you are propelling them in the right direction and in some instance may require that you physically support with fund ( that’s comes rarely, if you see what I mean) but when it becomes a lifestyle…Hey darling, you have become a Provider not a Helper and can I tell you, it is NOT sustainable. You have switch role and that can pass for “witchcraft”. You might find it cool right now as a single but I tell if you continue like that and get married. You’d face the music of having to live with the puppet you created out of your husband.

And you know what? reverse role in Marriage isn’t even scriptural. The Man is the Head/Provider and you are the Help Meet. Both roles come with their respective graces. And I bet you want to stay right within your domain of Grace.

So, my dear, could you please STOP these Macho/ Over Zealous / Distorted View of what Being There is.

Don’t feed/ encourage laziness/ Lay-back/ Irresponsibility of some young men in this Generation.

Next time you see one, please hook them up fast with Older men/ Contemporaries who understand what Responsibility and Hardwork means to learn from them. STOP encouraging such, this generation is already full of such don’t help breed more of such.

Got so much to say: Guys with No self-control; lack respect for Chastity; Beat Up ladies etc.

And I’m thinking ladies… How do you put up with all these as singles?

Valuable Single Ladies, You are so More than these… Self Respect, Dignity, Self Confidence rooted in GOD is Key!

I pray that your eyes of understanding is enlightened. That you begin to see who you truly are in CHRIST In Jesus Name!

I pray for as many as lack self-confidence and believe in themselves. That CHRIST as become your Boldnes and that from hence forth you begin to see who truly you are in HIM.

I come against every spirit of haste. The bible says, the righteous shall not make haste. I pray for the grace to stay and walk through your process of becoming in Jesus Name!

GOD’s Manifold Blessings Always!

Good night!

Letter To Strategic Partners!

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Dear Strategic Partner – Wife,

I’m prompted to write to you this morning!

I see that you enjoy the glamour, the success, the comfort, the attention and the upsides that comes with your spouse’s achievements.

Yes, your spouse is achieved some level of success in his business/ career life / on a journey to achieving it.

I perceive you are so focused on running your own Agenda / children that you are not even sensitive to your Partner’s need for support- Time, Attention, Counsel, Encouragement, Assurance that You are his No 1 Strategic & Committed Partner of All Time. No 1 Cheerleader in and out of Season!

I see that you are so carried away by your partner’s Business/Career success that you are now the Lead Resource “Depleter” putting him under so much and unnecessary pressure that you have become his Major distraction – making him go into alliances that were not meant to be in the first instance.

How Did you get there?: How did you get so focused on yourself and all that you can get and grab that you now so irrelevant in the VISION to which you are a major Stakeholder?

Who sold you that idea of entitlement mentality that everything should and revolves round you?

Can I be FRANK with you? Your disinterest in what your spouse does/ doing; your lack of honor and disrespect for his authority/leadership has / is creating Voids.

You NEED to get in shape and in line: Be a Companion and a Partner Indeed! Your spouse need your irrevocable support and commitment in his Business /Career/Life pursuits.

DON’T be a partner who is interested only in Upside but couldn’t be bothered committing to the process.

Romans 12: 9-10 Services puts it aptly:

” [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good. 10  Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one “

Galatians 5:13-15 Advisory again explains it further:

”  It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then? ”

Be that PURPOSEFUL, VALUE-ADDING, STABLE & TRUSTED Partner. That’s how True Bottomline is Guaranteed!

Alright, but you saying ” I don’t fall into those strata of cases above.

RIGHT! I’d see you tomorrow BHG!

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Communication, Communication And Yet Again, COMMUNICATION!

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You do not have the ability to accurately evaluate all situations. That’s one of the reasons the input of your spouse is important.

Accountability to your spouse require a deep commitment to each other. This will require that you let of ego, discard former mindset/ position of what you use to think is to what REALLY IS- TIMELESS PRINCIPLES.

That said, this is How to be accountable to your spouse:
Accountability thrives on Communication! Communication! And yet again Communication!

So:

• Get on planning your family budget together. This will break the ice and spur the communication process necessary for a good accountable marriage, particularly if you are walking the accountability journey with her for the first time as it were.

• Set aside some time regularly to discuss important business decisions.

• Again, establish regular time to discuss Long-term goals for example: Business growth; Retirement, sale of a business etc. Don’t let your children stand in the way- I’d say get them engage by a care giver so you can concentrate; No phones; No distraction.

If Bottomline is truly important to you: You have got to be Deliberate about these things.

Matthew 6:21 Advisory puts the record straight. LISTEN to what it says:

” The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”

Give it a goal over the weekend and let’s see how it all play out.

Truly, Healthy Marriage is a Bottomline driver and strategic to Business success.

Cheers to Beginning of Uninterrupted Bottomline!

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ACCOUNTABILITY?

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ACCOUNTABILITY!

Accountability either in business, career or life generally is very important.

Most often than not, people who find it difficult being accountable to their spouses, are also not accountable to anyone else.

Contrary to societal opinion that any man who regards his wife’s counsel as important is not a REAL Man.
Can I confirm this to you this morning? It’s the cheapest lie the enemy have pitch to you, to Strategically cheat you out of True Bottomline.

You see, your unwillingness to be accountable to your spouse will make you vulnerable to your weaknesses.

Business owners/ promoters playing by TIMELESS PRINCIPLES know that too well.

The CHIEF STRATEGIST puts it aptly in 1 Peter.3:7 Repository where it says:

” In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God’s unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.] “

But I’m not use to this: How do I start involving my spouse in decision making. You’d ask.

Let’s Do It! I’d see you tomorrow BHG on HOW.

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Her Discerning Ability is A Resource

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So you are saying, but I excluded my spouse in my business because:

She is / feels inadequate to help make major business decisions; She has no training in business; She has No experience in running a company; She/he couldn’t be bothered.

How is she then suppose to play a vital role in decision making? You’d ask.

Answer: Given that your reasons are valid but still she is got strong Intuitive/ Discerning ability. That in itself is a POWERFUL resource she possess. LEVERAGE on that!

Now, back to reason for spouse exclusion:
Well, as good of a reason/excuse that sounds. You can’t afford it. It will cost you MORE on the long-run. And after you are gone and she is left to make decisions or represent you, she is incapacitated to make a meaningful impact in the business neither can she successfully deliver it to next generation of successor for continuity.

You See why those advice by the myopic associates will NEVER and Should NEVER get your vote. Neither would you allow your Independent nature get in the way.

I know you are focused on Bottomline (Profit); but seriously, within the context of your personal/internal space this is the Real Bottomline (The Intrinsic Value) your spouse bring on board. They are integral elements that will drive the bottomline (Profit)

PS: By the way: How did you get to that point where your spouse can’t hold forth for you in business?

Look deeply, there just might be something you not doing right.

INVEST in her, MENTOR her and on the long-run, you’d see it pay off!

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ACCOUNTABILITY With Your Spouse!

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As a TIMELESS Businessman, you want to honestly answer this question:

What role does your wife play in your business?
As a TIMELESS Businesswoman what role does your husband play in your business?

Right, at the start-up phase they were involved but soon as that phase is over they play little or no role again.

Yes, you have associates who tells you: You tell/discuss too much of your business with your wife/husband; you can’t trust women/men of this generation; that shows you are weak, you need to proof you “The Man”; you let her know too much of what going on; She is “interfering” too much in your business; Why do you have to discuss with her your intention/decision to use the family home as collateral for the facility with the finance house; There are “Strategic” Information you can’t afford to let her know”
And the advice from the “fantastic” advisers are endless.

LISTEN: You can’t go with such advice. You cannot exclude your spouse from your business life. ACCOUNTABILITY is Key, and your spouse is the No 1 person you’d be accountable to after THE CHIEF STRATEGIST.

Truth is: Our relationship with our spouse is unique and is critical to Good Decision Making!

What you need is: Commitment to Effective Communication with each other to make better decision.

Eccelesiates 4:9 Advisory puts it aptly:

” It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps..”

Your Spouse is there to even out each other’s extremes… LEVERAGE!

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Your Business And Your Spouse

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You are probably thinking, Ope': What bearing has my spouse got to do with bottomline? “We talking B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S here” you’d say.
I hear you loud and clear and I’d say EVERYTHING!

Think about these:

How many times have you been in financial loss because you never sort your spouse’s input before making decision?

How many times have you experienced negative outcomes because you did not regard your spouse’s input, even after you sort for it?

How many times have your spouse told you about her instinct on a matter but you never considered it because in your opinion it wasn’t logical or can’t be proven with facts and figures? Where did it get you eventually?

I’m sure you have more instances, you can relate with.

Truth is: your spouse count and matter in your business decisions and highly impact on your Bottomline.

We talking: Your Business & Your Spouse… I’d see you tomorrow!

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LET’S Do This!

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Yesterday ended our #HFD (Hiring And Firing Decision).

Remember: No one is irrelevant, you only need to consciously discover their areas of natural gifting and mutually leverage.

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In the meantime, what areas/issues would you like that we discuss within this last quarter? Here are some areas:

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• Decisions – Employee Reward

• Your Business and Your Spouse

• Decisions- Management Selection

• Decisions- Borrowing

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That is Unusual!

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#FRB 4: External Factors

Understand that people go through various pressure, particularly externally induced ones: Under an extremely intense external pressure, people may react totally different from usual. Give them the benefit of doubt if such behavior is totally unusual of them.

Nobody fires the owner as it were but what happens to: an employee whose productivity/performance plummet for no logical reason?; A middle aged manager who hardly misses work but now does, even after various sick leave and vacation can not still hold it all together?
The default reaction is to Fire/ Dismiss such person (in some cases, that may be necessary). However, it is important that you first make effort to understand the external situation such person is going through.

You know what?… That high Performance Manager of yours whose productivity have suddenly plummet, is likely going through a mid-life crisis.

As an Employer: Ask questions; REACH OUT to Them, they need you NOW but not by FIRING Them.

Proverbs 17:17 Advisory puts it aptly:

”  Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. “

That what a TIMELESS BUSINESS will Do!

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…When You KNOW The Purpose!

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#FRB 3: The Employee Is “Rough Edges Polish”

Here is another reason you can abort a dismissal: Where THE CHIEF STRATEGIST is using that employee as a ” Refining Tool” in your life /company to make you a better person/ position you to be “better equipped”

If you recognize this, don’t dismiss that person. If you do, THE CHIEF STRATEGIST will yet bring another person just like that into your life to polish off those rough edges.

DON’T Fight or Postpone the process. Accept it.

So, I’d say: Understanding THE CHIEF STRATEGIST’s purpose for the people on your team is KEY. It helps in choosing our battles from a TIMELESS PRINCIPLE point of view.

2 Samuel 16:11- 12 Leadership Centre explains it better:

“…David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the LORD has told him to. It may be that the LORD will look upon my misery and restore to me his covenant blessing instead of his curse today.”

I recommend that you check in @ 2 Samuel 16 Leadership Centre to get the full Highlights. You’d find more business lessons and strategy in there!

Be CAREFUL of Wrong Counsel and Strategies.

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If They Show Pertinent Attitude

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#FRB 2: The Employee Shows a Penitent Attitude

TIMELESS BUSINESS surpasses expectation. They go beyond the requirement of the law or what the society expects.

THE CHIEF STRATEGIST explaining this during the Q&A session of Matthew 18:21-22 Multinational Corporation, management training, set the record straight aptly:

“… Then Peter came up to HIM and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? [As many as] up to seven times? JESUS answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven! “

Therefore, if a person violates a company policy that qualifies for firing but demonstrates a repentant spirit, such dismissal should be set aside.

There is a place for FORGIVENESS in TIMELESS BUSINESS.

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