Morin Oluwole is a Nigerian lady who has left her footprints on the sands of time by working with one of the most reputable companies in the world. - The brilliant young lady of Yoruba descent is the business lead as well as chief of staff to the vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook. Despite joining Facebook in 2006, the intelligent and pretty woman has occupied different positions and has helped the company soar on eagle’s wings. Oluwole has recorded series of success stories upon joining Facebook. She was part of those who launched most of the innovative tools made available to millions of users across over two hundred nations. Interestingly the Nigerian born career woman has a background in sciences as she has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in human biology and sociology. It is incredible that the brilliant lady was able to move across fields and end up in technology and marketing. Morin Oluwole, the chief of staff to the vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook. Like many Nigerians, Oluwole had hoped to be a doctor when she was younger. Her experience as an intern in an emergency room took the scale off her eyes and encouraged her to explore life. Her background however helped her get a job at Facebook as the company was in dire need of resource people with different skills. Oluwole did not make herself an outcast as she tried as much as possible to make friends and build relationships every step she took on the ladder. At the moment, she has friends in almost every sector and take it upon herself to nurture her relationship with them. According to her, relationships are important in developing one’s personal career. In the same vein, she noted that one should not solely rely on relationships and connections as they could fail. Outside her professional path, there is more to Morin Oluwole . She speaks five languages and has lived on three out of the seven continents in the world. Oluwole manages brands like American Express, Michael Kors and other world’s successful brands. She steers the wheels of Daily by Morin, her personal project which focuses on life and style. The fashion portal has over twenty five thousand followers. The intelligent lady has her background in human biology and sociology. Her goal in life is to be part of something great’ to work with the head of global advertising in ensuring that the best business and sales organization is developed. Having a clear understanding of the kind of impact she wants to make in the society has helped her go this far. She made use of knowledge and kept herself informed as she understands that every bit of information is relevant as it would determine how competent she is at the long run. The member of the Facebook team considers Lagos to be a home as she got most her values and point of views about life from there.
When you are selecting a career there's a lot riding on your decision. You want to pick an occupation in which you can be successful for many years to come. While you can change careers, doing so can be effortful. It is easier if you don't have to do it too often. That means you should pick something that is not only suitable for you, but also can support you financially far into the future. Increase your chances of making a good decision by avoiding these very common mistakes. Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting a Career:
It seems that the bullying we might have witnessed (or experienced firsthand) on the school playground is being increasingly played out in the workplace. But even beyond those who reported their victimization, there are actually many people being bullied at work without even being aware of it. Is it possible that you have been a target? While bullying is usually perpetrated by someone in a position of power and authority, peers and even subordinates have also known to engage in bullying. A bully is actually an insecure, paranoid, control-freak. Their aim is to diminish, belittle and ultimately demolish their “prey” through regular, persistent, and increasingly hostile behavior. Here are ten clear signs that you’re being bullied:
Cellphones can be an asset and a burden in the workplace. We all know the pros and cons. No longer are we restricted to the length of the phone cord. Clients or employers can call not only our office phones, but also our cellphone directly to reach us immediately. Vendors with a crisis can talk to us immediately to get a response. We have the option of texting during meetings if we have to, when we can't talk on the phone. Our phones permit us to work long distance, attend to work emails while traveling or solve a work crisis while on vacation if needed. They allow for enormous freedom and accessibility in many ways. But the downsides are the same – the accessibility and the possibility of not handling our phones in a professional manner at work. Because cellphone use has become so common in our personal lives. We can fall into the trap of using our phones too frequently in the workplace. The problem is not just the possibility of violating company policy regarding the use of phones or texting during meetings, but also the lack of professionalism you may portray by inappropriately using your phone. Cellphone use at work can be a slippery slope. One thing can lead to another, and – without realizing it – we may fall into seemingly small bad habits that can end up having a big impact on how we are viewed in the workplace. If you feel you are falling into some bad habits regarding your phone, review this list to rein in your behavior to a more appropriate zone.
And it has happened again. One of your employees is making life difficult for the rest of the department. The discontent has become a major distraction for your team, causing a dramatic decrease in their productivity. It's causing a major friction and can disturb the work flow in your business. Managers need to understand that a negative employee is not just a problem between them and that employee. The air of dissent affects everyone who’s around it. Even though dealing with “problem employees” isn’t a favorite task for most managers, it’s part of the job. You will have to deal with the employee, and better sooner than later. Easier said than done, right? Here are some guidelines that can help you handle the situation in a more diplomatic and effective way.
Being an entrepreneur requires much more than just big ideas. A true entrepreneur is a rare breed; it’s someone who possesses a unique cocktail of traits, skills and characteristics that enable them to beat the odds and go after their dreams full throttle. But what are those attributes? What does an entrepreneur need to succeed? While we’d all love an entrepreneur’s handbook that tells us whether we have the factor or not, the truth is that there is no right or wrong answer—there is no discernible formula. But that doesn’t mean to say there aren’t a handful of traits we can pinpoint that are specific to entrepreneurs. Here are some of the attributes that, in our experience, successful entrepreneurs tend to possess in abundance. They’re goal-oriented Entrepreneurs are all about setting goals and putting their all into achieving them; they’re determined to make their business succeed and will remove any encumbrances that may stand in their way. They also tend to be strategic in their game plans and always have a clear idea in mind of exactly what they want to achieve and how they plan to achieve it. They’re committed to their business Entrepreneurs are not easily defeated; they view failure as an opportunity for future success, and if they don’t succeed the first time, they’ll stay committed to their business and will continue to try and try again until it does succeed. A true entrepreneur doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. They’re hands-on Entrepreneurs are inherently proactive, and know that if something really needs to get done, they should do it themselves. They’re ‘doers’, not thinkers, and tend to have very exacting standards. They view their business as an extension of themselves and like to be integral in its day-to-day operations—even when they don’t have to be. They thrive on uncertainty Not only do they thrive on it—they also remain calm throughout it. Sometimes things go wrong in business, but when you’re at the helm of a company and making all the decisions, it’s essential to keep your cool in any given situation. True entrepreneurs know this and secretly flourish and grow in the wake of any challenges. They continuously look for opportunities to improve Entrepreneurs realize that every event or situation is a business opportunity, and they’re constantly generating new and innovative ideas. They have the ability to look at everything around them and focus it toward their goals in an effort to improve their business. They’re willing to take risks A true entrepreneur doesn’t ask questions about whether or not they’ll succeed—they truly believe they will. They exude this confidence in all aspects of life, and as a bi-product, they’re never afraid to take risks due to their unblinding faith that ultimately they will triumph. They’re willing to listen and learn The most important part of learning is listening—and a good entrepreneur will do this in abundance. They have great people skills Entrepreneurs have strong communication skills, and it’s this strength that enables them to effectively sell their product or service to clients and customers. They’re also natural leaders with the ability to motivate, inspire and influence those around them. They’re inherently creative This is one trait that, due to their very nature, entrepreneurial business people have by the bucket load. They’re able to not only come up with ingenious ideas, but also turn those ideas into profits. They’re passionate and always full of positivity Passion is perhaps the most important trait of the successful entrepreneur. They genuinely love their job and are willing to put in those extra hours to make their business grow; they get a genuine sense of pleasure from their work that goes way beyond just cash. Very few people are fortunate enough to be born with all of these characteristics, but the good news is that they can all be learned. Nowadays there are webinars, seminars and books you can sign up for to learn the rules of being a great entrepreneur. So what are you waiting for? Get those entrepreneurial juices training and be the best at what you do. Good luck!
A lot of people don’t recognize and hardly understand the intricacies of blogging. Some go as far as dismissing it as some kind of hobby, rather than recognizing it as the business it is. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 things nobody tells you about blogging.
Eating in the office might be cost-effective, practical and help you to achieve more in the working day, but doing so with a blind disregard for others, and for the health and safety of yourself and your colleagues, could simply sour relations. So check out the rules of the office and open a reasoned debate with your colleagues and your manager, to ensure that lunching at your desk is agreeable for all. Avoid foods that smell It’s a simple rule and you probably know the worst offenders already: onion, garlic, tuna, sardines, etc. Unfortunately it seems the list is endless, but this doesn’t mean your lunches need to be boring. From salads to bread, variety is definitely the spice of lunch life (just go easy on the spice). Eat on time It’s easy to apologise for eating at your desk ("It’s a working lunch" is a good excuse and actually makes you look even more committed to your job) but it tends to ring hollow when it’s only just gone 11am and your colleagues are hard at work, despite the gnawing feeling in the pit of their stomachs. Working in an office automatically means playing your part in the team and positive relationships with your colleagues are going to be undermined if you appear to be taking advantage of the unspoken rules of behaviour. Save your meal for the official office lunchtime and, if you really must eat at your desk, try to do so inconspicuously. Find out whether you have to take a lunch break Working at your desk while you eat could be regarded as yet more time spent working and your employer has a legal duty to ensure that all workers have a minimum 30 minute break (subject to the length of their working day). Don’t expect peace If you’re sitting at your desk – lunch box or not – your colleagues assume that you are working. This means your lunch may be peppered with interruptions, questions, appeals for help and problems to deal with, all of which you should attend to as if it was the middle of the morning. Eating in the office makes it almost impossible for others to judge whether you should be disturbed, unless you mount a ‘go away’ sign on your desk; insisting that your colleagues come back at the end of lunch will, most probably, only cause antagonism. Clean up! As most primary school teachers will agree, fragments of packed lunches inevitably end up scattered across the desk and floor, except in the average office there isn’t an early afternoon clean up by the caretaker. You may have your own desk but the office space is often shared and all workers have a right to a clean, pleasant working environment as well as a responsibility to ensure their colleagues’ health and safety. Ask for permission Unless your office manager is particularly relaxed, you may not have an agreed policy on lunching at your desk, so it wouldn’t go amiss to politely enquire with those sitting nearest whether they are happy for you to eat. Of course, even the presence of a particular food in the vicinity can be serious for some allergy sufferers, so a cautious approach to opening your lunch box is sensible, as well as good manners.