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Explore Dubai’s 2023 Real Estate Offerings

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The city of Dubai is the destination for investors and owners in the real estate field, attracting them from worldwide due to its picturesque nature and highly developed architectural buildings. We are keen to combine the luxury of living with the flexibility of prices.

The finest neighbourhoods of Dubai 

The Emirate of Dubai includes many famous areas. They have won the admiration of the owners by providing comprehensive purchase options for comparison, forming:

1 – Downtown Dubai

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This is like the heart of the modern city! You’ll find famous places like the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall here. And guess what? You can get some fancy apartments and offices in this area too.

2 – Dubai Marina

It is located along the waterfront and is considered a marina for yachts. The area also includes a variety of apartments, villas, and commercial centres.

3 – Jumeirah

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A luxurious residential area that includes many luxury villas and exclusive residential communities for luxury lovers.

4 – Dubai Marina

It is considered one of the most preferred areas to live in Dubai, and it offers beautiful views of the water, entertainment facilities, and restaurants.

5- Al Barsha

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A residential area that includes a variety of affordable apartments and villas, including properties for sale in Dubailand.

6- Sheikh Zayed

A residential area that includes properties for sale in Dubai South, the most important of which is Al Habtoor City, as it is truly a miniature city within the mother emirate of Dubai.

Cooperate with the best real estate broker for a price list and more information about the location, unit size, and decoration design. 

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Real estate for sale in Dubai

Dubai is buzzing with properties for sale! The real estate scene here is super active and always changing. You can find all sorts of places up for grabs.

There’s something for everyone on the market! You can snag fancy apartments in tall buildings, cosy homes in neighbourhoods, or even luxurious villas and townhouses: 

1. One-bedroom apartment in Dubai Marina

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A one-bedroom apartment in Dubai Marina for AED 1,760,000. The apartment has spacious living and a private balcony with stunning views of Dubai Marina. It is located in a prime location near all transportation and vital facilities.

2. Townhouse in Jumeirah Village Village Circle

Townhouse in Jumeirah Village Circle for AED 4,150,000. The house has 4 bedrooms with ensuite 4 bathrooms and a private garden, as it is in a quiet and family-friendly community.

3. Villa on the Palm Jumeirah

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Villa in Palm Jumeirah for 5,500,000 dirhams. The villa has 5 bedrooms, 6 ensuite bathrooms and a private pool. It is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.

4. Apartment in Downtown Dubai

Apartment in Downtown Dubai for 1,300,000 dirhams; the apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, as it is located in the heart of downtown Dubai. 

5. Apartments for sale Emaar Properties

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New project Seapoint Emaar Beachfront for AED 1,240,000 This is a new project by Emaar Properties, one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai, as the project is located on the beachfront in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

To identify properties available for sale in Dubai, it is highly recommended to have the services of a professional real estate agent. These experts possess the knowledge and resources necessary to assist you in locating a property that aligns with your specific requirements and financial considerations.

6. Real estate for sale in Dubai in instalments

We are keen to present the varying real estate prices in Dubai, which are suitable for cash sheets of all sizes, starting from the cheapest property in Dubai to the most expensive. Here are some of the payment and payment systems: 

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7. Studio apartment at Pulse Beachfront

A studio apartment in The Palace Beach Front for AED 572,000. The apartment contains:

  • A spacious living and dining area.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • A private balcony with stunning views of the beach.

It is located in a prime location, with flexible payment plans. You can pay a 10% down payment with instalments over seven years.

8. One-bedroom apartment in Damac Hills

One-bedroom apartment in Damac Hills for AED 1,150,000; the apartment has a kitchen and a private balcony with panoramic views of the golf course; it is located in a quiet and family-friendly community; the real estate developer offers a payment plan of 15% down payment and the rest in 9 instalments Years.

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9. Townhouse in Jumeirah Village Circle

A 2-bedroom townhouse in Jumeirah Village Circle for AED 2,300,000; the townhouse has 2 bedrooms and ensuite 2 bathrooms; it is located in a great location; the owner offers a payment plan of 20% down payment plan and the rest in instalments over 10 years.

Advantages of hiring a real estate agent for Sale Dubai 

In general, the decision to buy apartments for sale in Dubai directly from the agent or owner is a personal decision, as some advantages and disadvantages must be considered:

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• More flexibility

When you buy directly from the broker, you have more flexibility regarding the terms of sale; for example, you can negotiate the best price or a more extended payment period.

• More information 

You are likely to get more information about the property, including information about the history of the property, its condition, and any potential problems with the property.

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• Get personal advice

You will get the point of view of the salesperson who holds the statement for you on the real advantages and disadvantages of the property.

Disadvantages of buying apartments for sale in Dubai directly from the owner

We offer you some disadvantages that the buyer should avoid, and these points include:

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• Less protection

Buying directly from the owner gives you less legal protection than buying through a real estate agent. Real estate agents are usually licensed and regulated, while private sellers are not.

• More risks

When you buy directly from the owner, you are more likely to encounter problems with the property, including issues with the title chain, the property’s condition, or the seller’s willingness to proceed with the sale.

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In conclusion, after submitting real offers about the best real estate for sale in Dubai, seize the opportunity and invest your money by living in the best neighbourhoods of Dubai and enjoy living with your family in a lively and healthy environment away from the loud noise.

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Kobina Ansah – A Lonely Journey of Fighting Rape Through A Musical Play

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The Ghanaian theatre industry is still a virgin industry and many practitioners are feeding it with content to keep the scene active. With National Theatre getting busy lately with varying stage plays, it goes without saying that this is an industry that has great prospects.
Plays come in various forms, one of such is a musical. Musical plays usually connote fun and excitement. They often evoke a sense of liveliness. Going to the theatre to see a musical means going to see something that one can always laugh about.
One theatre practitioner whose works are departing from the norm of musicals is Kobina Ansah. His works make one ask a lot of questions because they significantly deviate from what many expect of a musical.
The daring writer was the first to put up a stage play on LGBT in Ghana. His love for taking on hard subjects is unparalleled and his current play tells it all.
At first glance, the playwright looks like a calm gentleman. However, anyone who watches his plays will definitely conclude that he is not. He takes on uncomfortable themes many will shy away from. Little wonder he describes him as an “unconventional storyteller”.
He has a heart for women, and this is very evident in all his plays. In his new play, IN THE PANTS OF A WOMAN, Kobina Ansah takes on a taboo topic in our society ~ rape ~ through an original musical. Unlike many upbeat musicals, this one is a moving story with 16 original songs that leave a lot to ponder over.
“I want to leave a lasting impact with my works. This desire sends me on an errand of taking on stories that may sometimes appear uncomfortable,” he explains. “I love to dream without borders and that is what I do with my plays,” he adds.
IN THE PANTS OF A WOMAN sparks the conversation of rape and the approach of society to such. It goes hard on toxic narratives that have empowered abusers and, in turn, dispempowered the abused. It shows at National Theatre on July 20th.
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African Science Academy (ASA) students graduate and poised to impact the world with STEM

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African Science Academy (ASA) has held its 7th graduation ceremony honouring young women equipped with the skills and knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to drive innovation and development across Africa and beyond.

The ceremony showcased the resilience and dedication of these young women hailing from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Cameroon, Zambia and other African countries who, in the last ten months with resilience and determination have completed the globally recognised Cambridge International A-Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Physics, all on full scholarships. The students also studied robotics and computer programming. During their speeches, the graduates articulated their readiness to apply their newly acquired skills and pledged to be good ambassadors of ASA.

In 2016, the Chair of African Gifted Foundation, Dr. Tom Ilube, founded ASA, an all-girls STEM-focused academy for gifted African girls from low-income backgrounds. The Founder of ASA, Dr. Tom Ilube, in his welcome address, emphasised the global impact of investing in African youth, expressing confidence in the graduates’ capacity to drive change. 

He said: “Do you know that it has been predicted that by 2050, Africa’s population will be 2.5 billion people, it will be a quarter of the world’s entire population. So whatever happens in Africa, impacts the entire world. If you have an impact here, it impacts the whole world.” Dr. Tom also emphasised that graduates of the African Science Academy will be creators of global technological trends and not predictors.

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In her opening remarks to the graduation of the Class of 2024, the Headteacher of ASA, Gifty Ghansah, praised the graduates for their tenacity and highlighted the comprehensive skill set they developed over the 10-month journey. She urged them to challenge the status quo and strive for excellence, asserting, “You have the power to make a significant impact.”

“The journey through this program has not just equipped you with technical knowledge and skills, but also, it has forced resilience, creativity, and a problem-solving mindset. These attributes are not only the foundation of your future careers but also crucial in addressing the global challenges we face today,” she noted. Touching on the uniqueness of the 2024 cohort, Ms. Ghansah highlighted perseverance, eagerness to learn and excel, and the can-do spirit, adding that the collective support among themselves “will remain a very beautiful memory with me.”

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, her Excellency Harriet Thompson, highlighted her admiration for ASA’s students, noting their abilities as sources of optimism and hope for the future. “Every time I come here (ASA), I am inspired by you students. You are doing amazing things. I always leave ASA feeling optimistic. No matter what challenges have been on my mind through my day job or when I watch the news, I always leave ASA thinking it is okay. The world is in good hands because of ASA,” she remarked.

In his remarks, the Regional Director (Middle East and Africa) at Apple Inc., David Chisholm, shared insights from his career, urging the graduates to find joy in their work, build positive relationships, and maintain a balanced life. Additionally, he praised their sincerity and urgency in contributing to their community while reminding them of the significant responsibilities laid on them by their families, community and girls who will follow them through ASA.

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Among the other dignitaries who graced the ceremony with their presence were the trustees of the African Gifted Foundation (AGF), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Representatives from UN and UNFPA, Technip FMC, University of Warwick, Aya Data, alumnae of ASA, parents, among others.

Head and Deputy School Prefects, Emmaculate Wey Amu Adiba and Bernice Blanney Tetteh, expressed gratitude to Dr. IIube for the opportunity given them as well as Ms. Ghansah together with the ASA staff for their unwavering support. 

“We are who we are today because of our founder Dr. Tom Ilube, who made it possible for this prestigious institution and hence these butterflies of change to come into existence. We owe our growth and membership as a part of this community to our dear headteacher Ms. Gifty Ghansah. We also thank every member of staff for all their advice,” she said. Highlighting the challenges, they prefects mentioned adapting to the new curriculum at ASA as one of them, which they eventually overcame with the support of their able teachers and fellow sisters.

As part of the ceremony, students received several awards with Precious Agyei from Ghana, receiving Best Student in A-Level Further Maths and Overall Best Student in Academics.

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Categories Awardee
1 Best Student in A-level Maths Belise Hirwa Umurerwa
2 Best Student in A-level Further Maths Precious Agyei
3 Best Student in A-level Physics Nicole Mutesi  & Mirabel Ukazu
4 Overall Best Student in Academics Precious Agyei
5 Outstanding Development Award Mary Amissah
6 All round Student Award Belise Hirwa Umurerwa
Non –Academic Awards
7 Most disciplined student Bernice Blanney Tetteh
8 ASA Resilience Award Sylvia Akanpawine & Mavis Marfo
9 ASA Ambassador Bernice Blanney Tetteh
10 Exceptional Dedication award Belise Hirwa Umurerwa & Mariama Ayaaba Alhassan
11 ASA Excellence Award Emmaculate Wey Amu Adiba
12 ASA Award for Integrity Bernice Blanney Tetteh
13 ASA Ambition award Jane Seyram Ocloo
14 ASA Caring Community Award Belise Hirwa Umurerwa
15 ASA Empowerment Award Precious Agyei
16 ASA Innovation Award Nuna  Aseye  Afi  Nyamekor,  Mirabel  Ukazu  &
Zakia Mahamudu Sisse
17 ASA Creativity Award Neolla Theodette Uwabeza & June Njiru
18 ASA Diversity Award Chinelo Adaugo Nnamdi-Kanu

 

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KNUST TEAM SWEEPS FOUR WORLDSTAR STUDENT PACKAGING AWARDS

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KNUST TEAM SWEEPS FOUR WORLDSTAR STUDENT PACKAGING AWARDS

The 2024 Overall Winner Gold Medal for the International Packaging Design Student Competition organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), has been presented to Ms. Edna Akyaa Amo-Duah on behalf of a three member team from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), at an impressive WorldStar Global Packaging Awards ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand under the auspices of the 31st Propak Asia Packaging and Processing Exhibition.

 

This esteemed prize celebrates students commitment to designing outstanding packaging. The competition aims at encouraging and showing the talents and innovative ideas of students in the field of packaging. In addition to the Overall Winner Gold Award, the packaging design by the KNUST team consisting of Edna, Barthelomew Nyarko and Maxine Naa Adoley Allotey-Quist received a Gold Medal for the Best Food Packaging, Silver for Sustainable Packaging and Bronze for Packaging that Saves Food. The WPO Vice President for Education, Mr. Kofi Essuman, presented the four medals to Edna, 

The competition attracted 253 entries from 25 countries of which 137 were selected for finalist awards. Each entry was judged and scored by a global panel from 49 countries. The KNUST entry designated Alpha Biopac stood out above all the entries. It is a robust, eco-friendly and sustainable box made from water hyacinth fibreboard. It is intended to enable effective handling, storage and transportation of smoked fish.

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The second Overall Winner Silver Award – a Sushi Takeaway packaging – went to Jeremy Marchant of the University of New South Wales, Australia.  The bronze award winning entry, an innovative carton-in-carton Health and Personal Care sunscreen packaging was presented to California Polytechnic State University. 

Ghana presented seven entries from KNUST, University of Ghana, University for Development Studies, Ho Technical University and Koforidua Technical University. All these packaging designs received awards at the 5th Students Packaging Research and Innovation Challenge organized by the Institute of Packaging, Ghana and Royal Crown Packaging Company in 2023. Qualiplast Ghana Ltd, Kasapreko. The Packaging Innovation Challenge was sponsored by Access Bank, ePac, Brand Innovation and Premaxks Communications. Six of the entries reached the Finalist Stage of the WorldStar Competition and received certificates of recognition.

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Edna Amo-Duah with the Medals

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Scent of Africa Unveils Fik and Gleti – New Fragrances Celebrating African Heritage

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Scent of Africa proudly launched its latest luxury his and hers fragrance duo, Fik and Gleti. The exclusive cocktail launch event took place at the upscale Tribeca restaurant in Airport Residential, known for its Hawaiian influences. This new duo is the fourth pair to emerge from the famed Eternal Legends Collection, inspired by African mythology. Like its predecessors, Fik and Gleti were developed by international perfumers and produced in Ghana. It features indigenous ingredients from across Africa and is encapsulated in an extraordinary, award-winning bottle design.

Under the stars in the exceptional outdoor space, the event welcomed Scent of Africa’s VIP clients, celebrities, influencers, and brand enthusiasts. Key highlights included the exciting official reveal of the fragrance duo along with its advertisement campaign, both at the event and simultaneously on the brand’s digital platforms. The event also featured other perfumes from the collection—Rakh & Nefee; Hagé & Laïka; and Bézi & Bellua —which have made waves across the world. Guests were particularly drawn into the world of Fik and Gleti, learning about their unique stories and indulging in their distinctive olfactory creations.

Fik pays tribute to the Efik people of Nigeria, drawing inspiration from Abassi, the god of the sky. This fragrance embodies elegance and charisma, crafted for the man who effortlessly attracts and unites others with his charm. Fik combines the emblematic aromatic freshness of rosemary and myrtle from Tunisia with the spiciness of ginger essence from Nigeria. The masculine florality of Egyptian geranium is made sensual by fir balsam, creating a captivating, masculine trail.  Perfumer Nelly Hachem-Ruiz describes the magnetic woody fragrance as “a vibrant and mysterious twilight where the triumph of wild nature prevails.”

Gleti is inspired by the moon goddess of the Fon people from the Dahomey kingdom. This fragrance embodies femininity, captivating all with her radiant beauty and empowering presence, designed for the woman who naturally stands out and influences those around her with grace and elegance. Gleti encompasses a juicy and faceted pear, which is wrapped in the petals of a bouquet of white flowers. The Tunisian Neroli returns the ball to the Egyptian Jasmine for a beautiful ballet of feminity. Ylang of Madagascar and Egyptian Cassie crowns it all with a solar and luminous scent. The association of comfy musks with contrasted woods comes to give the character. Perfumer Julien Rasquinet describes Gleti as “an olfactory jewel, made of noble materials for undisputed nocturnal elegance.”

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Tanal Ghandour, Founder of Scent of Africa said “We celebrate our growth with the launch of Fik and Gleti, our newest fragrances in the Eternal Legends Collection. We are proud of our achievements and the international acclaim Scent of Africa is receiving. As we continue this journey, our vision is to showcase African artistry to the world with each step. Thank you to our team, partners, and supporters.”

The trailblazing Eternal Legends Collection has enjoyed significant success, contributing to the global fragrance industry through African innovation and artistry. To connect with the brand online, visit www.scentofafrica.com/storelocator and follow on social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube) using the handle @scentofafrica. Discover these fragrances as they rise from Africa and spread their essence across the continent and the world.

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Meet Demzy Baye: the force behind ‘Yeshua’ and ‘Darling Jesus’ dance challenges

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Demzy Baye has transitioned from nursing to becoming an award-winning internet sensation, adored by the youth for his viral dance challenges. He is only getting started. Here is his story. (more…)

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12 Assumptions Slowing Down Your Performance (And How EI Can Come To Your Rescue) – I

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Dr. Abiola Salami

It is said that assumption is the lowest level of intelligence because greatness is anything but accidental; it is intentional and deliberate. Assumptions can be used as placeholders pending the arrival of empirical data. In the marketplace, sustainable growth cannot be a result of assumptions because scare resources would then be used on a trial and error basis instead of an objective and scientific approach which sufficiently explains the different relationships amongst the variables at play. Assumption in itself is an indictment on both self-leadership and organizational leadership because it underscores the lack of investment in personal development as well as research and development.

Emotional intelligence therefore becomes a critical antidote to assumptions because it literally operates on intelligence. Emotional intelligence empowers a people and by extension, the organization with awareness of themselves first because without that, nothing else can really be achieved. It follows the iconic submission of famed Greek philosopher, Socrates, “man know thyself”. Unsurprisingly, there is a direct correlation between knowing oneself and knowing what one can do. Thus, assumptions can cripple a person or organization’s output, thankfully, emotional intelligence can come to the rescue.

As we host leaders across the globe to drive transformational leadership with The Magic of Emotional IntelligenceTM in Mombasa, Kenya from June 23rd – 29th 2024, we present to you in the next 3 episodes, 12 Assumptions slowing down your performance and how emotional intelligence can come to your rescue. 

Assumption #1 – More Meetings Are A Sign Of Productivity

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The key word here is productivity, not activity. Many organizations erroneously believe that when team members meet to discuss ideas or tasks more regularly, it automatically equates more productivity – it doesn’t exactly work that way. A meeting, especially the first, is designed to deconstruct an idea not only to understandable bits but also to assign those bits to the appropriate personnel or departments. The time meetings consume is actually a cost especially when it is not offset by positive returns. Whilst periodic meetings are great for reiterating ideas and team bonding but it should never be seen as a key performance indicator because many meetings only repeat previous talking points with different words. Achievement orientation is a signature of emotional intelligence helps people and organizations strive for excellence and continuously seek out ways of doing things better. Little wonder English-born American author and cartoonist Ashleigh Brilliant said Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings. 

Assumption #2 – Aptitude Is More Important Than Attitude

This sounds really logical on paper but in the real world, this assumption has been proven wrong time and time again. Not to dismiss the importance of technical skills, soft skills have gained a notoriety in a world that is increasingly responsive to people relations. There are documented instances where an employee has more degrees than a thermometer but fails terribly at working with other team members. Your certification alone is not of much value to any organization because the concept of the workplace is the collaboration of talents in a way that is productive and profitable. When everyone in the organization is open to receiving feedback, it can help individuals better understand themselves and better relate with colleagues.

Assumption #3 – Everyone Understands A Brief

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This is a situation when a leader assumes that since an idea is great and has been shared with the rest of the team, everyone understands it and should just go with the programme. This assumption often leads to low productivity because of the gulf between expectations and actual outcomes. In reality, reiteration is necessary for comprehension. We must remember that there is nothing like over-communication; in fact – communication isn’t done until we receive the desired feedback. This means that leaders must always check for understanding when a task is assigned. One of the smartest ways to conduct this check is to ask the listeners to state such share their understanding of the task in their own words. Adaptability is one of the critical skills of emotional intelligence both leaders and team members must develop. When leaders and team members are adaptable, they can respond positively to a new idea. 

Assumption #4 – Training Should Be for Only Top Executives

Erroneously, some organizations see training of staff members as a cost and needs to be minimized, rather than an investment that needs to be optimized. Hence, the discriminatory perception is flawed as it leads to low productivity because expertise isn’t only needed on a strategic level but also on an operational level. Execution is everything; what use is a brilliant idea from top management with inadequate competence to execute it on the operational level? Productivity is an end-to-end game; every employee is as important as the other. Available data shows that 70% of employees would be somewhat likely to leave their current job to work for an organization known for investing in employee development and learning. Positive outlook is one of the critical skills of emotional intelligence leaders must develop in order to see the best in people; this will result in a more egalitarian approach to talent development.

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To further position your leaders for peak performance, you can download a free copy of the latest edition of The Peak Performer Magazine You can also enrol your Mid-level  Leadership Team for the Made4More Accelerator Program and your Senior Leadership Team for the Dr. Abiola Salami International Leadership Bootcamp MOMBASA 2024 We also have an upcoming training for leaders in public service 

About Dr. Abiola Salami

Dr. Abiola Salami is the Convener of Dr Abiola Salami International Leadership Bootcamp and The Peak PerformerTM. He is the Principal Performance Strategist at CHAMP – a full scale professional services firm trusted by high performing business leaders for providing Executive Coaching, Workforce Development & Advisory Services to improve performance. You can reach his team on [email protected] and connect with him @abiolachamp on all social media platforms.

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