Entrepreneur often speak of the immense challenges they face in hiring and maintaining a qualified and ambitious staff. This publication features leading strategies and tools for identifying and developing a highly skilled staff that will bring a business to the next level of success.
A critical factor in the success of any winning company is a strong and positive organisational culture. It provides companies with a unique personality and firmly sets them apart. However, the power of a strong corporate culture has not been fully recognised nor utilised by the many SMEs struggling to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. This publication seeks to address this by introducing business owners and managers of enterprise to the concept of corporate culture and its relevance as a tool for building a high-performance organisation.
Business sustainability highly depends on the processes and operations put in place to manage innovation and changes in the business environment. This publication highlights the importance of establishing and implementing strong systems and structures to enable businesses to function efficiently and survive generations.
Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Companies that have Survived Generations is the first of its kind in Nigeria. This book profiles seven remarkable organisations, tracing their business histories, spanning 1923 till 2005, and highlighting the fundamental prerequisites for effective succession and business sustainability. From nonprofit organisations to publicly traded institutions, from triumph to tragedy, these case studies highlight the fundamental prerequisites for effective succession and business sustainability in the Nigerian context.
Corruption is cited as a major impediment to the growth of businesses in Nigeria. Companies often lose significant business opportunity as a result of corruption risks. Despite the knowledge of the negative effects of corruption, little attention is paid to building an ethical culture within organisations our environment. Therefore, this publication explores the definition of success in ethical business, different forms of unethical behaviour in an organisation and structures that can be established to guard against unethical behaviour.
This book is a must read and a very useful practical guide to all those graduates seeking paid employment. The book is clearly and simply written, with well researched applicable practical sources to investigate and step-by-step tips on how to mine the sources for information. Anyone reading this book will tremendously improve their chances of securing paid employment, and indeed in an industry and job role of their choice. A must read for all those seeking employment and for those who may want to change jobs or industry. – Ms. Isioma Ogodazi, Head Human Resources Stanbic IBTC Nigeria
Rage for Change: A Guide for Young Nigerians who Desire to Make a Difference Although young Nigerians make up such a large part of the country’s population, most feel powerless, unheard and under-appreciated. Rage for Change aims to change this mentality. Rage for Change convinces young Nigerians that they can be leaders and instruments of change in our country today. The book uses the stories and ‘change projects’ of some of LEAP Africa’s many outstanding alumni to show that it is possible to make positive change in Nigeria even as a young person.
Work and research for our first publication, Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Organizations that Have Survived Generations, motivated LEAP to further explore the challenges of building sustainable organizations. “Passing the Baton has all the ingredients of a useful resource material that will serve as a practical guide for current and potential small and medium scale entrepreneurs. The use of indigenous case studies in the book is particularly commendable. It is my hope that insights provided in this book will be put to use by every business owner and manager in our country.” Mr. Frank Nweke II, Former Director General, NESG
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