How To Weather A Storm
Funke Osibodu is the Chief Executive at Union Bank of Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s biggest banks. She studied economics at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, before completing the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. Her past leadership roles include a stint as chief executive at Vigeo Capital and head of the financial and investment division of Vigeo Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests in energy, shipping and financial services. She was also the managing director of MBC and Ecobank.
You control the way they think about things. So when they knew the real state of the organization quite a number of people were the ones coming up with the solution. And at some point we just sat back as executive management and allowed the people throughout the hierarchy to be the ones to go out and convince their colleagues, both those internal and external, that this is the true state of the affairs in the organization and this is the solution. So they had to take ownership. You first have to invest in the process. People will not believe you, but when you are consistent with it and you are open and truthful, and they can see it and cross-check on their own, then they start taking ownership. And that was a lot of what we had to do.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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