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Expert Teenage Programmers set to take over the tech world

August 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teenage Programmers are fast becoming a norm, as technology is changing, employment models are becoming stale; Old status symbols like job titles, company cars and other perks aren’t attractive anymore. Instead, many workers are longing for freedom; happiness and purpose. With the progress in artificial intelligence, current types of jobs are declining which is creating new opportunities in technological sector particularly for developers and programmers etc.Programming has gone beyond being a hobby to a critical career skill

“When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be part of it “Bill Gates”. Youths i.e. Programmers are at the peak of contributing to the technological sector of the country thereby attracting more investors and problems are solved not only in the homeland but also worldwide

We have youths that are set to take over the technological sector in the country and Worldwide and also youths that have taken over with the likes of Nyemahame Allwell Worgu ,a 12 year old Nigerian Boy who is a certified Java programmer had an equal record set with another 12 years old Pakistani girl in mastering sun’s Java program, also he is part of the six Nigerians to represent the country at the upcoming computer Olympiad holding in Romania .

       He also bared in mind urging youths to take chances addressing; I want to help and encourage people about things like this, because if they know about them, Nigeria will develop .Look at America, look at Britain, what is helping them today, is it not computers? Look at Singapore, this was a poor country, but just because of computers, they are growing in the world. Nigeria can get to such level if we try; there is no big deal about that.

However, platforms have been established to ensure that youths are taught programming languages such as PYTHON,JAVA,CSS,HTML etc, in order to contribute to the development of the country and Worldwide. Code Zone for Teens is one of the platforms created for learning programming languages, youth are brought together once again to learn ,have fun, be creative and majorly solve problems. As earlier explained here the concept of Code Zone is remarkable.

Code Zone for Teens program was initiated by the Director of Emerald Zone, Mrs.Akinloye ,a 3-week intensive program for youths to learn programming  languages to develop websites, software applications and many more. Recently, the first batch(Batch A) of the program ended successfully on 17th of August,2019 , presentations were held where parents and friends of teenagers got to see the end of the successful project completed by the students. The projects were developed based on their area of interest such as ;News, Music, Games, Event planning, Ebooks. The website names concluded by the students include;

Damilola:Dambook.com.ng,Philip:Philophodia.com,Tobi:Brooks.com.ng,Mark:Mcboss.com.ng,Temi:Tsport.com.ng,Aanu:Jummy.com.ng,Dunyin:Whatsupsport.com with the domain names hopefully to be bought soon

     Knowing this ,you might be wondering if learning to code is something you should consider .If you’re still questioning why you should learn code, we’ve got some information you ‘ll be interested in.

 

project Batch A

Code Zone for Teens Batch A

 

Code Zone for Teens coding class

FOCUS -Meditation

August 15, 2019 in Focus, Uncategorized
Focus

How many faces do you see?

Have you ever set a goal for a day ending up not accomplishing it?, then this is for you. Attention paves way for more ideas and more opportunities.The latest research is clear: the state of our attention determines the state of our lives. In today’s world, most people can’t focus because they have not learnt to focus and we don’t practice how to focus. So how do we harness our attention to focus?

Focus gives us foresight and far sight beyond what our ordinary eyes can see, in here you will get to see the relationship focus has with determination. A recent study pointed out the average adult spends about 1 hour 40 minutes every day on social media. Over 50 hours per month, 616 hours per year which means 128 days wasted every 5 years. Imagine if you replaced that wasted time with completely focused time, working on the person you would love to be in the next 5 years.

The opposite of focus is distraction. We are surrounded by distractions, whether we like them or not, it is up to us to disregard such distractions. If you want to make things great, shut out the distractions of the world and make your goal a priority. Steve Jobs once said ” people think focus means saying yes to what you’ve got to focus on, but that is not what it means at all, it means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that are there”. Focus is a skill, so we need to work on it to develop it.

Meditation is a popular technique for relaxation and stress relief that can significantly increase your ability to concentrate and focus.Meditation exercise  allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound or some other stimulus rather than trying to achieve a clear mind. For many people, this can feel easier than trying to focus on nothing or keeping a clear mind without a specific focal point.

Focused meditation is something that everyone can do at home without an instructor or teacher. All you need is a few minutes of time, a quiet place, and something to focus on. To reap any lasting benefits ,daily practice is required.

 

EVERYDAY LEARNING AS A MUST

August 15, 2019 in Focus, Professionalism

“If you are not learning while earning, you’re cheating yourself of the most important part of your compensation”. I saw this line about 2 decades ago even before I fully got into work life, “This is everyday learning”.

Most people focus only on monetary compensation as reward for work. It’s more than that friend. Many others also believe that if they are not yet working in a multinational company, there’s nothing to learn, so they end up wasting 5, 10 or more years of their working life, with no capability built.In order to focus ,one needs to read more on this.

It is said whatever you sow ,you shall reap .There is no limit to learning ,it continues as life continues . There is no age limit ,no time limit to learning. However, strengths and weaknesses are identified and to develop skills which are applied in diverse areas through learning . Mistakes occur so as corrections are implemented.

Maximizing your earning potential will allow you not only more financial freedom, but also an opportunity to better budget and save for big life purchases such as a home, saving for your children’s college tuition, or keeping money safe in an emergency fund.

Learning while Earning also helps in developing new skills and expanding your financial knowledge .It can be challenging to make your resume shine brightly in a sea of applicants, especially when the average corporate job opening can receive an average of 250 applications. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to not only make your resume rise above the rest, but to actually help increase your earning potential as well. There are certain hard and soft skills you can learn that are in high-demand, and some general ways you can be proactive that will help you in the long run and you can read more article on this.

Dear, whatever you’re doing today, be it volunteering, internship, working for an individual or small organization, put your mind to it. Learn cumulatively! What you’ve learnt today a few years forward may turn out to be your cash cow. That’s my experience. Happy to share from yours!

 

MMM.

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Don’t despair. I am not talking about the other MMM, I am referring to Monday Morning Meeting. It is great to start your day and week with a plan of action. Usually this comes through from a very productive meeting.

#DaveBarry said “If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved and will never achieve its full potential, that word will be meeting”

Most meetings can turn out to be an extremely expensive waste of time. A recent survey showed that most corporate executives spend an average of 4 hours per day in meetings. Another survey returned a 47 percent vote that their prime time waster at work are meetings.

Heading for one today? Please ensure you make it very effective by keeping it timely, concise and focused. Have a highly productive week ahead

CREATIVITY

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Talent and creativity is not scarce. It is everywhere. However, it is the responsibility of leaders to identify it within the team and organization and unleash same, without feeling threatened.

PEAK PERFORMANCE-Employees

August 15, 2019 in Professionalism, Uncategorized

Getting our performance to peak takes just an extra effort more. Water at 99 degrees is just hot, but at 100 degrees, water boils! If you let out the steam at 99 degrees, you will never enjoy the benefits and use of boiling water. Go that 1 more degree but if we give up , we may never get that pleasure that comes with peak performance .

Every successive firm established prioritize workers’ performance as a primary goal. Greater productivity and efficiency results in increased profit and market share; it’s that simple. When workers are not learning or improving, and are not motivated and committed to their assignment, the objectives, targets and business suffers.

However, with challenges faced,organizations firstly needs to acknowledge the contributions of the employees to the growth of the organization i.e. acknowledging the effort and time spent on a particular project or task motivates an employee. It improves morale among the staff. Employees are more likely to do their best if their contributions are recognized. It is also important to acknowledge achievements even if they are small. Managers and supervisors should appraise employees when they participate in a project. The staff will be willing to apply their creativity if they know that their contributions are valuable to the organization. Success is only possible if the employees are giving their best.

Employees should not dread reporting to work.  Work is important but your employees also need time to relax and unwind  once in a while. Organize some fun activities at least once a month.  People tend to be more focused when they are relaxed. Fun activities rejuvenate us and prepare us to deal with serious matters. If you are looking for ideas on how to improve employee performance, schedule a day of fun outside the office. Close the office a couple of hours earlier and offer snacks and games for employees to enjoy.

Organizations that do not know how to improve employee performance should begin by reviewing the kind of training that they offer. Staff performance can be improved through effective training. The training programs you design should equip employees with relevant skills. On-job training should aim to boost employee skills. Staff should be allowed to attend various workshops and conferences that are related to their work roles. An organization also needs to encourage its staff to take classes that will help them to improve. Training should not be limited to a particular period. It should be ongoing. Technology has made it possible for employees to go through training without disrupting their day-to-day activities. Online training programs allow the employees to learn required skills at their convenience. Once employees are equipped with the right kind of skills, they can carry out their roles more efficiently and this improves their performance.

Goals are paramount  if you are trying to learn how to improve employee performance. If an organization does not have goals, employees have nothing to work towards. It is difficult to boost performance if the employees do not know why they have to come to work every day. Successful organizations establish goals and communicate them to their employees. When there are goals in place, employees can direct their effort towards a shared vision. Sharing the company’s vision also makes employees feel that they are important stakeholders. This drives them to work harder to meet the established goals. It is actually easy for an organization learn how to improve employee performance. They also need to offer valuable training and ensure the work environment is positive. Employees need an opportunity to have fun and relax to energize them for work. Communication is also significant to encourage progress.

It’s time to get to the peak. Water at 99 degrees is just hot, but at 100 degrees, water boils! If you let out the steam at 99 degrees, you will never enjoy the benefits and use of boiling water. Go that 1 more degree. Go that extra mile to peak performance.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Leadership comes with service.

Leaders must constantly look out for opportunities to give back to community to make a difference today and in the future. RSW 3.0 was such rare opportunity where about 350 professionals from different walks of life, volunteered 13 weekends of their time to prepare about 5000 final year students of the different tertiary institutions in Lagos, for the world of work. Thank you Gov. Ambode and SA Education of Lagos State for providing the platform.

The experience was terrific! You could practically see the transformation in the lives of the beneficial scholars. Truly ready and prepared to take on the world. Got me thinking – if we can all reach out with a little heart of service and sacrifice, we can change the narrative of the poor state of education in the country.

To all co-volunteers, was a pleasure coming with you in this journey, and to our super RSW graduates, the world of work and entrepreneurship is all laid out before you to explore. Take it on!!!

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

As we get on our career paths and journey, one of the rare opportunities that comes along is an Executive or Business School education. The learning curve at this rung of the pyramid comes with a load of responsibility. Business School education is not only about the awards conferred, but the clarion call to step out and change the narrative to make business, community, society and nationhood much effective than you met it. It is getting beyond the ordinary. Thank you LBS for providing a world-class standard of education. Thank you Peter Amangbo for the charge and code of business conduct. We pledge to make a difference. So help me God!

FAILURE IS GOOD

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

We have all heard the term failure is an orphan, among other similar statements. No one wants to be associated with failure. We treat failure with a very long pole, with disdain. I also do. We are all dead right. However, I just got reminded that failure is actually good and should be embraced.
“If you are not making mistakes, then you are not making decisions” – Catherine Cook.
So, go out and strike more in 2019. Don’t be afraid to fail, only fail forward!
Management FastTrack.

COLLABORATION AND COMPETITION

August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Have you imagined what the workplace and market place will be if there are no rivalries or competition? If there is no striving for mastery or pushing the boundaries to change and improve outcomes and results? All will be very drab and boring! Yet, imagine again what chaos we will have if there are no collaborations within teams, departments, firms and even nations to work on a common agenda? Catastrophes. As you launch out this week, look out for opportunities for collaboration. It may very well take you just farther than going solo.

Collaboration

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.