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Aug 2019
Swimming With The Sharks - #TieThursday

Emma walked into the cafeteria with a well-rehearsed smile plastered on her face to mask how she truly felt. She would not let them catch her wallowing in sadness. That is exactly where they want her to be. Never! She would rather have them see her smiling than wearing a long face. She was nothing like them and was not about to join them. She has heard people often say ”If you can’t beat them, you join them.” It was too early to decide who joins who and moreover she strongly believed that the truth always shines through. She......

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back!

How Stella Got Her Groove Back!

Stella is a happy, sweet, hardworking and pretty lady… and an executive in a multinational with a fat paycheck. However, under the mask she wears daily is depression, anxiety, fear, discouragement, which no amount of makeup can cover. It’s been a tough ride for Stella over the past months. Everything seemed not to work well, from work, to family, to finances, etc. She had expected a promotion and a salary increase but didn’t get it. This affected her plans especially since she just moved to a new apartment and had to pay back the loan she got from a...


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Business Communication

Business Communication

Communication is the ability to connect dual listeners. It is the passing of a message; with the message meaning something and evoking the right response. Business communication is used to promote a product/service/organization in order to make a sale. Business communication can be done in the traditional way (Newspaper, print media, etc) or modern ways (web marketing, digital marketing, social media, etc). Two major types of business communication are Internal and External. Internal Communication is communication within an organization; principally between the Human Resources Unit and the department in charge of communication. Internal communication takes three forms: Upward –...


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Rising Up To The Challenge - WhiteOlive-#TieThursday

Rising Up To The Challenge

Mercy knew that so much was expected of her. She got the job by faith, got promoted by grace – what some will call divine intervention, and has been surviving the last few months by God’s mercies. The gang-up against her by jealous colleagues was so strong now. She had only two options. A: to survive B: to survive ”Congratulations” the MD said as she held her promotion letter to her heart. God knows she deserved this promotion. She waited for, prayed for it and now, it is here. His voice jerked her back to reality ”I honestly hope...


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Ladies, It’s Time To Celebrate!

Ladies, It’s Time To Celebrate!

So he finally proposed and you went out on a drink with your friends, forgetting that the proposal might be beautiful but the journey can be tough. This is a major reason you should go into your praying corner and give thanks. Prepare for the battle ahead, by closing all barriers to marital woes and opening doors to marital bliss. Yes, having a drink with your girls is cool, no doubt about that. But in your celebration, give room to celebrate with the ONE who made it happen. Converse with HIM, thank HIM and thank HIM more for the...


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Lean Management Enterprise 1

Lean Management Enterprise 1

Why do entrepreneurs go into business? What purpose do you hope to achieve when you open up a shop and ask customers to come and patronise you? What exactly do you have that you think other people want? Most entrepreneurs open shop and find themselves under pressure to succeed despite the number of years they have been in business. Worse still, some open shop today and expect to make a profit kill in the first one year of operation; this is not only an unrealistic expectation but also one guaranteed to make you close shop faster than imagined. Your...


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Why I Would Never Be A Christian

Why I Would Never Be A Christian

What if I told you the word “Christian” was not a revelation? It wasn’t. Your mantra, your go-to label, your safe little box that you tick on forms was no revelation of the disciples of Christ. It was, in fact, most likely coined by the unregenerated, carnal minds of the world. So what’s the harm, since it means “Christ-like” doesn’t it? Yes, the same way that I could tell my crush that her beauty is like a dove (singular similarity) or my nemesis that he moves about like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. In both these...


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Work Can Be Fun

Work Can Be Fun

Just think about it. We spend more time at work than at home and if we cannot find ways to make our work place fun, then our lives will just be one of drudgery and boredom. Research has shown that workplaces that incorporate a little bit of fun tend to be more productive and the employees are happier. Fun work places have more self-motivated employees who will ensure that they come to work early, work harder, take less sick leave and offer more creative ideas. Never forget the adage that says “all work and no play makes Jack a...


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The Intern 4: The Verdict

The Intern 4: The Verdict

Temidayo heaved a sigh as she stepped into the office that Monday morning, a week after the incidence with Kenny. She remembered that the MD never said a word about it. He just stormed off to his room after ensuring that she was back in her room. Even on their way home, the trip was made in utmost silence. She actually called in sick and requested for a week off work, she was surprised it was granted. She narrated everything to her parents when she got back home. They were of the opinion that she should stop working there...


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Walk Of Shame 4 - Starting All Over

Walk Of Shame 4 – Starting All Over

Working with the group counselor has been a deep intense journey into myself. I never knew there were so many layers covered in the pain of rape and sexual abuse. In fact, this hiatus has helped me discover the direct effects of the violation on my self image and subconscious. As I peeled back and dived in, it took a lot of courage for me to confront the past, open up about my pain, assumptions and behavior. Why I did the things I did, thinking erroneously that I was being tough, sleeping with multiple guys, hurting friends and acquaintances...


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