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The Leaders Hub is organization that is committed in raising conscience and conscious leaders that can transform societies through awareness creation, sensitization and co-creating programme that can cause social change as change makers.
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COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION SKILLS NECESSARY TOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY - PART 2

What Good Communication Skill is Not Funny enough, some people have a lot of misconception about what effective communication is. A lot of people think effective communication is by giving out high sounding command, other think that good communication is by speaking big grammars.
In the light of the above, it is important for us to briefly look at what good communication is not so as to enable us know what good communication is; 1. Good Communication is Not One-Way Communication: Poor communicators most times feel frustrated that they not get feedbacks in meetings, emails, project planning, conference, etc. they get frustrated because they present their ideas, explain their plans and wait for questions or comments but get nothing. The issue maybe talking too much or very playful being a good communicator requires the ability to sit back and listen, in a way and manner that gives credence to start up a conversation. A good communicator must be deliberate enough to leave space and time for input from the receiver. A good communicator must learn to not to present their ideas in a fixed manner.

COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION SKILLS NECESSARY TOOL FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY PART 1

Records have shown that about 21% of entrepreneurs and business start ups fail due to non or poor communication and negotiation skills.
In this series of our write up for the purpose of clarity, it will be important to break down the concept of communication and negotiation from the onset before delving properly into their relevance to business and entrepreneurship development. If you are set for this lets begin with ‘’Communication’’
According to John Adair; Communication is essentially the ability of one person to make contact with another and make the intended message to be understood by targeted audience
. To support this philosophy further According to
Newstrom & Keith Davis, Communication is the transfer of information from one person to another. Meaning it is a way of reaching other by transmitting ideas, feelings, thoughts, fact and values
. You will agree with me, the concept of communication has been a form of human identity from time immemorial. Whether you are a professional or not, either operate in formal or informal business sector, being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills to learn. Next week you will learn how to Develop Good Communication Skill, before then you can reach out to us for workshop, master class and partnership via whatsapp +2347039368729 or thleaderhub@gmail.com

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE PART 1: SERIES (E)

The quest for raising generational leading entrepreneurs who will understand current and future demand in global market is of great concern now more than ever. Digital skills are proven handy for entrepreneurs to scale through their venture; penetrate global markets; meet demands and remain relevant in chosen sphere. My name is Emmanuel Igwe your friend from The Leaders Hub, in this episode of my write up I will be sharing with you how young entrepreneur can leverage on power of ICT to reposition their businesses.
As Google IT Support Specialist, having been fortunate to part of young technopreneurs transforming Africa communities with ICT set skills, I have identified why many entrepreneur fade in this business after 2-3 years of being in operation, this is lack of technical know and technological driven concept to solidify their business plans knowing uncertainty is one of the peculiar phenomenon face by business owners. That why I deemed it necessary to bring this article on board happy reading and learning as well. What is Relationship Between Business and IT Skills
please permit me to deviate a little, currently We demeed it necessary to kick start catch them young IT training for the marginalize and vulnerable groups in the society as part of our Corporate Social Reponsibility kindy use this link to make token donation to support this initiative Kindy use this link https://next-economy.com/en/initiatives/activities/details/funding/3404/help-raise-poorest-with-ict-employability-skills-in-abuja Business itself is act of meeting demands for profit while IT is a platform to reach out to more prospective clients. You see combining the two definitions the two work hands in hands and cannot be sub change. What are the Basic Skills Entrepreneurs Needs; 1. Microsoft word proficient is vital for records keeping and drafting of proposal for partnership, funding and drafting of Memorandum of Understand (MoU). As an entrepreneur your level of IT skills determines your business development jurisdiction and command you enjoy. 2. Microsoft Power Point Knowledge. At one point you may be required to make a presentation of your idea to your stakeholder, this requires you have a clear knowledge of the categories of your audience which will guide you to make effective and attractive slide presentation that is result based. 3. Graphic Design Skill is Key for Business Branding: Your customers expect new and improve product and services delivery, hence there is need for you to communicate to them often with your creative work, innovative service to keep them wanting for more. Of course graphic designing is one of the tools you can you to achieve this. 4. Internet Surfing Skills: Internet is the largest network as an entrepreneur you can source information and equally sell your idea to the world while building strategic network. In the coming write we will give a detail step to harness internet society and to leverage on internet tools such as, digital marketing, internet analysis and creating media presence to upsurge your business within a short time. 5. The Leaders Hub also organizes Master classes for individual, corporate groups and organization to burst their workforce. Kindly contact us via Whatsapp +2347039368729 or send us mail via thleaderhub@gmail.com

JOIN THE LEADERS HUB TODAY TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVE ICT EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS INITIATIVES FOR YOUNG VULNERABLE GROUPS IN AFRICA

The Leaders Hub as one of the pioneer NGO focusing SDG 8 (DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH) is Partnering with The Next Economy being one of the Largest Africa Crowdfunding Platform to raise 10,000 USD to trained and Empower 500,000 vulnerable groups in rural area the nation capital.This is part of the leaders hub corporate social responsibility, hence we crave for your donation as our esteem viewer to make this initiative impactful.
Kindy use this link https://next-economy.com/en/initiatives/activities/details/funding/3404/help-raise-poorest-with-ict-employability-skills-in-abuja

ACHIEVING SDGs WITH GOAL 8 “DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH TARGET THROUGH WORKPLACE EFFICIENCY

The leaders Hub have been identified by United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network Youth as one of the Pioneer NGO member organization in Africa making impacts from grassroot level, preparing young emerging leaders towards SDGs through SDSN Youth engagements.
On 14th August 2021 The Leaders Hubs had a workshop with UN SDSN Global network on zoom tag'' Building Workshop on Outreach & Engagement! during the session question was raised by the panelist how will UN SDSN Youth members organization meet SDGs at their capacity towrads youth inclusive and active participation in building nation economy. The Panelist include Christiana C. UN SDSN Youth Global Coordinator.
Ambassador Ibrahim Umar Adamu (The Leaders Hub-Admin/Operation Manager) who duly represented the The Leaders Hub along side Ambassador Emmanuel Igwe (CEO-The Leaders Hub)Comrade Ayodeji Ogunlabi (The Leaders Hub Publicity) Mr. Friday Abah (The Leaders Hub-Member).
Below is The Leaders Hub resolution as compiled by Amb. Ibrahim Umar Adamu; ACHIEVING SDGs GOAL 8 “DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH WORKPLACE EFFICIENCY For a community, local government, state or country to achieve this goal is through workplace efficiency and collaborative effort of all stakeholders. What do we understand by workplace efficiency? This simply mean when an employee or employees carry out assigned tasks effectively at a specific time frame. So therefore employees need to be efficient and proactive WAYS TO EMPLOY TO ACHIEVE WORKPLACE EFFICIENCY 1. A systematic approach should be adopted 2. Do not start a new task unless and until you are through with the previous assignment. 3. Logical approach to getting work done 4. Employ time management skill 5. Organize your workstation 6. Keep important documents in a proper folder so you don’t waste time in unnecessary searching 7. Stay organize and get rid of clutter 8. Prioritize your work and adopt a step by step approach 9. Adopt a focus approach at work. Focusing on the most important thing increases your efficiency 10. Team work IMPORTANCE OF WORKPLACE EFFICIENCY 1. This lead to timely appraisal and appreciation from organization and also external clients. 2. This lead to growth of the organization and country at large 3. This can also boost the image of the organization for investors. 4. This can also lead to massive employment and lead to reduction in poverty 5. It helps employees work smarter, not harder WAYS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEES EFFICIENCY 1. Don’t be afraid to delegate – As a boss (CEO, CMD, MDs, Presidents, Governors, e.t.c) you have to be ready to delegate tasks to employees so as to achieve workplace efficiency and also SGDs goal eight (8) 2. Match tasks to skills – Knowing your employees’ skills and behavioral styles is essential for maximizing efficiency. So you have to match your employees’ tasks to his/her capabilities 3. Communicate effectively–Every leader should be aware that communication is an important skill to productive workforce 4. Keep goals clear and focused–You don't expect employees to be efficient if they don’t have a focused goal to aim for. If a goal is not clearly defined and actually achievable, employees will be less productive, so try to make employees’ assignment as clear as possible. On ways to do this is to make sure your goals are “SMART”- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. 5. Incentivize employees – One of the best way to encourage employees to be more efficient is to actually give them a reason to do so. They need to be encouraged so as to be more productive. Identify the ways they love being appreciated for example some may want to be appreciated publicly while some prefer privately. 6. Cut out the excess– If possible try not to give employees smaller, unnecessary tasks when they are focused on a larger goal. Take a look at the team’s routine, and see if there is anything that can cut to give employees more time to focus on higher-priority assignments. 7. Train and develop employees – Reducing training, or cutting it all together, might seems like a good way to save company time and money but ultimately this can lead to retard growth in the organization and country at large. Instead of having workers haphazardly trying to accomplish task with zero guidance, take the extra day to teach them the necessary skills to do their job. 8. Give each other feedbacks – There is no hope of increasing employee efficiency if they don’t know they’re being inefficient in the first place. This is why performance reviews are essential-measure your employees’ performance, then hold individual meetings to let them know where they are excelling, and what areas they need to work on. Increasing employee efficiency isn’t all about what they can do better-some of the responsibility falls on you as well. After reviewing your employees, ask them what you could to help them improve. 9. Improve workplace condition – A comfortable working temperature is between 68 and 70 degrees F (20-21C). an environment that’s too hot or too cold distract employees from concentrating, as employee will spend more time seeking for comfort.

WITH LITTLE CONTRIBUTION YOU CAN SECURE AFRICAN POOR AND VULNERABLE GROUP FUTURE

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONE MONTH CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO SECURE AFRICAN CHILDREN FUTURE SLATED FROM 23RD AUGUST - 23RD SEPTEMBER UNDER THE NEXT ECONOMY WENNOVATION HUB PLATFORM The leaders hub in line with one of its goals as member organization, working with United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network has commence Grass Root ICT employability training for the poor and vulnerable groups here in Nigeria. We hope to expand this training to entire African with an intention to Digitalize African Economy through human capacity building. But first we want to ensure the entire 36 state of Nigeria is carried along including FCT the nation capital. The training has already commenced started in our FCT head office with good turnout of indentified participants. This training is crucial not just for the participant but to meet current and future jot set skills in the global market where African youths are still battling to meet the demand. Bonus for the Participants: 1. The all the participants who passed the course will be profile for future job matching 2. Best participant will be empowered to start, implementing what they have learnt with mandate to train others in the hosting communities. In respect to those (2) bonus plan the leaders hub will be embarking on one month CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN with The Next Economy here in Abuja the Nation Capital to raise setting among of fund, with tag TEGTHS ICT SUPPORT. We crave for you support and contribution during and after this crowd funding period starting on 23rd August 2021. Thank you immensely for your anticipated support and contribution to enable us secure the future of African children who are rejected and forgotten. Accept my unreserve regards to your opinions so far. Emmanuel Igwe Google IT Specialist.

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE: PART I - SERIES (D)

Human capacity development is key in building network of successful entrepreneurs in developing nations
. Now this is one of the challenge confronting Africa decision making to address as they still believe successful entrepreneurs emerged by magic, individual effort as such the whole journey towards becoming successful in entrepreneurs are not being budgeted by relevant agency in government. My name is Emmanuel Igwe in the series I will take you step ahead to introduce to key step stakeholders need to deploy in raising and supporting business owners strike balance, create new business to span, growth and development.
First thing an entrepreneur should consider is need for continue growing by trying new thing until you find perfect fit so is in the entrepreneurial world that is the only we to keep relevant and satisfy your clients. Hence turning a large or small business into a bigger one is never easy. But our new tech reality holds countless examples and ideas of sustainable business growth strategies as well as opportunities for a strong competitive advantage.
Why innovation: The Government need to start to reward innovation and creativity among its citizen irrespective of their economy class and promote gender balance opportunity to give more women ready to run and owned a business. As we all know that the eldest keys to any successful business is being able to come up with new or unique ideas to keep offers fresh in enabling environment. Bringing those ideas to reality means you are creating innovation. Today, every business claims to be super innovative and modern. So, you have a much greater task in trying to provide a product or service that will benefit customers with new values through unseasonal improve service delivery. Hence, making innovations is one of the most sustainable paths to growth because people constantly want more new products with super capabilities.
Customer Retention Hand in hand with growth is the value that you offer to your client or customer. Demonstrating that value from the start of the relationship not only helps you secure future loyalty, but helps you improve your pipeline via word-of-mouth referrals. Growth has a multifaceted gear wheel attached to it that involves many aspects of nurturing new and existing relationships and defining value. That is why Innovations are just critical to success! A successful innovation strategy can increase workplace productivity, make people remember your brand, help you unlock value, create a way for creative thinking in your organization, and make you stand out from the crowd.
Client Satisfaction & Footprint Growth is largely related to client satisfaction and geographical footprint. Client satisfaction can be achieved by delivering a better experience, innovating new products/services and managing employee satisfaction to allow them to be ambassadors of the brand. Geographical footprint is related to how you manage cash flow, margins and investment to expand into new territory that will lead to growth. The Leaders Hub now train and guide our training apply what they are taught in real life situation. Kindly give us a call +2347039368729 or send text thleaderhub@gmail.com for quick respond.

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE: PART I - SERIES (C)

For decades, scholars have recognized the important role that digital economy and Communication technologies (ICT) can play in supporting nations in advancement and work plan enhancement. ICTs can bring high value information to the world's poor; for instance information on improved techniques for e-agriculture, access to education and health services, and access to government services. My name is Emmanuel Igwe from The Leaders Hub in this series I will be focus on corporate entrepreneurship as tool for nations building. Discussing this I felt it will good to take reference from United State of American, Germany and China this nations are consider as entrepreneurs hub and center of human capital development. These nations were able to attain this by providing enabling environment for the entrepreneurs to thrive. Below are basic necessity for country to enable its citizen attain climax of their career fair.
1. Fix electricity: research show over 95% of enterprise that contribute towards nations GDP, create jobs, and boost economic activity thrive on stable and reliable power supply hence government shouldn’t limit the potential of its citizens with epileptic power supply hence there is need for public and private partnership to fix this challenge if it exist. 2. Start-up capital: It have been proving many entrepreneurs fails to launch their venture in account of financial limitation. The Leaders Hub calls on concern agency of government to hasten effort in making soft loan, grants available and accessible with minimum bureaucratic process for its citizen to setup their enterprise in so doing will help government reduce rate of unemployment. 3. ICT Support: Information Communication Technology as tools for reaching economic and social development goals characterized by efforts to adopt Internet-connected computers to deliver information and services to rural populations. In so doing more opportunity will be taken down to grassroots level thereby spinning evening development.

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE: PART I - SERIES (B)

Good day The Leaders Hub esteem viewers in this session I will make effort to clear the air on what you need to have as an entrepreneur to be successful. Once again my name is Emmanuel Igwe from The Leaders Hub.
Many entrepreneurs think
money is the principal factor to launch their idea into the market segment it’s not! You can kick start your business without necessary money in your pocket, what is essential is your rugged determination rate of your focus while making your idea communicable so investors to buy into it. May I shock you to let you that money only constitute 30% success for any start-up to succeed? In a nutshell it means if you have only it has your resources in your venture then you are doom to fail as matter of fact since there is still other 70% key strategic roles you need to have on board as an entrepreneur to scale through. It’s on this note I will be highlighting some of these success key you need to activate to break ground in your business, you may ask what kind of business the good news is, its applicable to all businesses you only need to channel it into your set goals and mission to harness it dividends. 1. Lean Proposal: This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to make its business plan simplify for its working team to understand their key roles in channeling their energy and for third party being investor to have a holistic view of the business.
This kind of write places the integrity and nature of activities need to execute is a clear perspective, indicating targets beneficiaries, stakeholders and competitors advantage. 2. Skillful presentation strategies: This is an avenue you have as a business owner to convince the public that you know and meant what you are doing or intend to do. Until you are able to do it properly your idea will remain a mirage to the public. Take note you are required to develop an IT skills in Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel among other presentation tools to make an attractive presentation.
But then make sure you understand the categories of your audience and their needs so you can convey acceptable message about your venture. Again remember a define short story about your idea or business might make a headway in your pitch. 3. Kindly lets us know if this tips were helpful and feel free to share any challenge about your venture with us you can send direct message to thleaderhuh@gmail.com , place quick call +2348167981382 or invite us for workshop/seminar as occasion may demand we are always available to provide you with professional service.

FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE: PART I - SERIES (A)

Researches have shown, it’s only with technological driven enterprise can contributes towards sustainable the income of business owner hence influence nation GDP. My name is Emmanuel Igwe The Leaders Hub chief executive officer. In this short write-up I will take you through workable approaches successful entrepreneurs adopts to arrive where they are today but first I want to understand if you are a transforming leader in your communities, making impact and that is why The Leaders Hub deemed it vital to provide you with what to do to get it done if the case is opposite.
Someone may ask but sir, how do I start, the good news is that you can start now from the very point you. Check what you are holding in your hand, mobile phone perhaps android phone you can do a lot of good to yourself by navigating the net and do some online learning about choice your desire venture.
You don’t need government job to be financially independent; you need more skills and experience to be free from idleness and joblessness. Ride with me as I take you to some basic step to take: 1. Identify a role model and read so more about them while learning from their mistake and take note of their recommendations 2. Never start any venture without thorough study of what it takes to scale it through. 3. Consider ICT role in your venture as Google IT personnel I tell you this will enhance and promote your idea faster than you can ever imagine.
4. Create time to attend workshop that can contribute to your level of knowledge about that venture 5. Understand market trends before launching your products 6. Set achievable target per time and set metric to measure the outcomes 7. Try new things and ensure you operate within your area of jurisdiction 8. Stick to what workout for your enterprise and spend more time building on your core strength 9. Keep improving on your venture meeting demands and value quality than quantity for your product to remain relevant 10. We are available to guide you and will welcome any invitation because our concerning is to be part of your success story.