Kehinde Lekan-Salami Ideas house 19 th September 2009 Management Education For Youths + Lessons In Business Growth & Economic Development
Education The most invaluable legacy any parent can give their child Education empowers, gives you competitive advantage and a ray of hope. A dependable platform to fall back on when everything else fails It is your differentiator.
Management Management on the other hand is seldom taught. It is earned through various types of experiences from conflicts, cultural diversity, successes and even failures. Our educational framework leans heavily on theoretical knowledge and not practical / management expertise.
Management Education Responsibility Accountability Role model to others Leadership With leadership comes the 4 P’s People, Plan, Process, Possibilities
Basic Characteristics Of Managers / Leaders Pro Active Visionary Motivators Believers Resilient Responsible Responsibility is really about responding to your ability
How Do You Start? Start from within. Change your mindset and take up a challenge by deciding to be the BEST at what you do everyday. Ensure that you remain responsible and accountable at all times. Take up a management role in School Home Office Your place of worship Community
Business Growth and Key Lessons Lesson 1 Be Highly Disciplined. Don’t be complacent. It takes many years to build a successful business BUT only one day to ruin it. Remember, when you’re on Top, you become the Topic Lesson 2 Be Focused The person facing forward cannot see what’s behind him or her. Lesson 3 Have a specific goal in mind and a timeframe to make it happen If you do not know where you’re going, then any road will soon lead you there
Business Growth and Key Lessons Lesson 4 Set Standards Do not compromise your standards, stick to your principles and strive for success at all times Lesson 5 High energy and Passion Have enough energy and passion in your armoury to weather the storm and conquer the forest. Lesson 6 Be Innovative. Create Opportunities Always be the first with new thoughts, deeds and action. The pace setter and never the follower.
The Next Generation 50s – 60s..........Agricultural Revolution 60s – 70s ………Industrial Revolution 70s-80s ……….Manufacturing Companies 80s-00 ………Technology & Service The Next Generation ANY GUESSES???
Youths…how do we start? Think like a ‘mad’ man Inspirational Quotes What always made me different was my ability to ask the most child like questions. Einstein For an Idea which at first does not seem absurd, there is no hope. Einstein
Let me task your brain cells What is this?… Rubbish (Street cleaner) Compost (Gardener) A leaf (Joe Public) A meal (Insect) A Still life (Photographer) A cell system (Biologist) National symbol (Canadian) Adam’s loin-cloth (Eve)
In otherwords, thinking like a ‘mad’ man is really about the process of looking at the same thing as everyone else BUT thinking something different.
List out three things you dislike around you Lets take for example A)The Environment B)The Government C) Community D)School
Issue Analysis Considering the Environment Pollution TrafficOkada Key IssueHygieneStressFumes
OK…now, lets turn the – into + Pollution and fumes Fume emission by 30% through the usage of special fume filters Traffic and stress Interactive radio program or in car game Okada and hygiene Disposable hygiene caps The greatest opportunities lie in the most disorganized / disadvantaged nations
To recap Education = stage 1 Mgt Education = stage 2 Level 1…knowledge acquisition Level 2…knowledge transfer Level 3…wealth creation Our educational system has failed us. Prepares graduates and not leaders. In other words, those who want to be led and seldom those who lead Six key lessons in business growth And finally, basic characteristics of effective managers / leaders. Oops there’s one last thing.