You are fired! Dreaded words no employee wants to hear, but words made famous by the no nonsense POTUS Donald Edese-owei Trump Jnr. I don’t like to use those words and I know many people who don’t too. But indeed, leaders sometimes have to make decisions with their head not heart – for at those times, the head will be willing, but the heart struck with the fellow feeling. For a business to succeed, recruiting competent, trainable and reliable hands is as important as the goods or services you intend to put out there. Employing incompetent folks is often the albatross of many a business as finding good employees is a sine qua non for success. Trust me the latter is arduous. We have not been that lucky. Some of our staff lasted as little as one month while some six months or one year. Some came in and within six months they had stolen thrice. I am not talking about mere pilfering, I am talking about breaking hinges and doors akin to robin hood. In all of these, “You are fired” didn’t c
I BELIEVE that a united and happy family provides the best environment for both parents and children to live life to their fullest potential. I BELIEVE that the correct building of society starts from the home. Happy families produce confident and happy kids who grow up to make society a better place. I BELIEVE in the dignity of labour. None should be idle. Every family should have streams of income. I BELIEVE that God’s children should be creative and productive. Everyone should at least plant something. Cultivate something, Create something. Produce something. Just do something decent and legal to earn a living I BELIEVE in Jesus as the son of God who died for our sins and brought us salvation I BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word. It is full of life, wisdom and power to save, heal and deliver.
I truly appreciate those who like and comment on my posts. That's one way to know those who value you and your opinion, message or counsel. Some others are there online, never commenting or liking your posts, then out of the blues they come and call you daddy, best friend, my beloved bla bla bla. Then there are others, you value them but they don't value you. You hold them in high esteem but the feeling isn't mutual. You may like their posts or comment but they never reciprocate. They never wish you happy birthday or give complements when you truly feel that you deserve it. This is either because they are truly busy, have such a large followership, or they simply don't feel you belong. It kinda hurts though. I just pray God helps me to patronize those who patronize me and to go the extra mile by patronizing even those who despise me. "Fall for me I fall for you" is a popular adage. There is someone out there who needs a sweet word from you. Give it. Don't
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film starring Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, who leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. I enjoyed the movie and I admired the strength of the star character. It received three nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, and went on to win Best Action Movie. Back home, we all have our own Wonder and Super Women though some don't know it. How do you explain the ability to successfully combine being a Woman, Wife, Mother, Worker/Business Woman and Driver in most cases? Our women are trying. The only difference between our women and the star characters in movies is that the movie stars are appreciated and rewarded while most of our ‘Real Women’ out there are rather abused and insulted for their little flaws which are inevitable – as all mankind is prone to flaws. My mother Ekpe Queen and sister Asilekwu Ekpe Tare are two Super Women I share with other sibblings. I also have some amazing frie
“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” Who made the above statement and to whom? These were the sort of questions we were often asked during tests and exams whilst studying literature in those days. Crack your brain no further if you don’t know the answer as I don’t intend to send anyone back to school lol. That famous speech is credited to J.F Kennedy, the 35th POTUS. However, his classmates allege that their high school headmaster ought to be credited for the quote as he often used it on them when JFK was still a boy. Story for another day. “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” Profound you’d agree. But I wish we can do more than agree or merely saying Amen. If everyone will leave their houses daily thinking how to help their neighbour, boss, friends, family and religious or social institutions, then no one will complain that he has nobody to help him/her. It is the law of sowing and reaping. A