Nigerians have been cautioned against judging public office holders based on the number of roads constructed.
Speaking at the Directors Forum organised recently by Poise Nigeria, founder of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Prof. Pat Utomi, called for a more pragmatic approach to governance in Nigeria by evolving a culture of quality works and good maintenance culture. “What is the essence of road constructions that will not be properly maintained years after? He asked.
According to the political economist, professionalism speaks to how capacity and character engender reliability and reasonable certainty about outcome (performance and sustainability) and stressed that one formidable trait professionals must imbibe to stay relevant is the ability to keep to promises irrespective of the economic tide. He asserted that the Nigerian economy can only be sustained on professionalism and credibility on the part of both business executives and leaders.
As Poise Nigeria, the nation’s premier Total Personality Development Consultancy, celebrates its 15th year of strengthening corporate Nigeria, the Directors Forum was organised with ‘Executive Style and Leadership’ as the overriding theme.
In defining class, Mrs Mavi Isibor, the GCEO Poise Nigeria, stated that class is an aura of confidence, a state of mind and self-discipline. In other words it is the ability to attract others to you. The etiquette icon engaged the audience in a practical session on table cutlery, this vehemently arouse excitement among the audience.
Also speaking at the event was Mr Chidi Okoro, the General Manager, AFRICA Lucozade Ribena Suntory, emphasized the need for CEOs to be focused on addressing issues that are toxic to staff productivity. In his words, it is the responsibility of a CEO to make the mission (values and vision) of the organisation clear to all staff.
He advised that when the mission is clear, the strategy design would be easier, effort would be better channelled and there would be consistency of purpose.
Also at the Directors’ forum, Poise Nigeria launched its Executive Club. Designed as a partnership between the company and other organisations, membership of the Executive Club allows all alumni of Poise Nigeria a discount on products and services purchased at the businesses of partnering organisations of the company.
The goal of the concept is to improve the lifestyle of Poise alumni. Representatives of Airtel Nigeria and Unity Bank expressed their appreciation for the laudable project.
Among other activities, attendees enjoyed free video sessions on effective workplace habits all of which constitute the company’s series of ‘Project your Poise’- a free online training developed to aid self development and staff trainings.