Author: Ugonna Emechebe

  • ON MY JOURNEY TO GOD: LEARNING THE LESSONS LIFE SERVED ME (Part 2)

    ON MY JOURNEY TO GOD: LEARNING THE LESSONS LIFE SERVED ME (Part 2)

    ON MY JOURNEY TO GOD: LEARNING THE LESSONS THAT LIFE SERVED ME (Part 2) I began this by telling the story of the events leading up to my mom getting shot by armed robbers on the streets of Lagos. We found that the bullet had snapped her spine clean and she instantly became a paraplegic.…

  • ON MY JOURNEY TO GOD: LEARNING THE LESSONS LIFE SERVED ME

    ON MY JOURNEY TO GOD: LEARNING THE LESSONS LIFE SERVED ME

    Everybody feels some sort of pain or the other. Life has shown me that pain is not an enemy, but is instead proof that an enemy exists. What we do with our pain and how we respond to it will determine how we turn out and what other things we will get out of life.…

  • DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND DANGEROUS RED LINES

    DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND DANGEROUS RED LINES

    The late Nobel Prize winner and political economist Thomas Schelling is said to have noted 2 critical things in international politics and diplomacy- “Threats when they fail and promises when they succeed.” In his recent State of the Union address I was particularly interested in what President Donald Trump had to say about U.S foreign…

  • COMMUNICATION: 5 STEPS TO BETTER COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE

    COMMUNICATION: 5 STEPS TO BETTER COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE

    5 STEPS TO BETTER COMMUNICATION STEP 1 TAKE OUT TIME FOR EACH OTHER: Time must be invested in any relationship that will work. Time, although a highly expendable resource, is an invaluable one. We usually exchange our time for what we place value on. If you are on a 9-5 you exchange those work hours…

  • COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE: 3 OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

    COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE: 3 OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

    We began this series talking about Communication. In an earlier episode we defined the term and spoke about the various carriers of communication. Having identified them, and having resolved that Communication is the lifeblood of a successful relationship we will in this Instalment speak about the hindrances to effective communication. There are 3 Obstacles to…

  • COMMUNICATION: THE MASTER TOOL FOR BUILDING HEALTHY AND STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

    COMMUNICATION: THE MASTER TOOL FOR BUILDING HEALTHY AND STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

    The heart of a marriage is its communication system”- Dwight Small In this article we will be looking at a very essential factor in the building and establishing of fruitful, happy and successful relationships. This cuts across all forms of inter-personal associations and as you read you can pick very important points to help you…

  • UNDERSTANDING THE 7 LEVELS OF FRIENDSHIP

    UNDERSTANDING THE 7 LEVELS OF FRIENDSHIP

    7 LEVELS OF FRIENDSHIP Have you ever heard where two people who did not know each other got hooked to get married by a third party/mutual friend? I know I have. In my line of work I have seen quite a number of these sort of relationships. Some of them are long-distance relationships and they…

  • 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

    5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP

    LEADING FROM THE MIDDLE: 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP  There are 5 levels of leadership. The level you are on determines the degree of effectiveness of your leadership.  POSITION: The first and lowest level of leadership is the level of Position. In reality this is not actually leadership, it is more an opportunity to get leadership. …

  • SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: A PRACTICAL LOOK AT HOW PARTS OF CULTURE IMPEDE NIGERIA

    SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE: A PRACTICAL LOOK AT HOW PARTS OF CULTURE IMPEDE NIGERIA

    In the two installments of the article- “Swimming Against the Tide: How Society determines our behavior and how to buck the trend” we established the fact that society and culture can shape the values, and by extension the behavior of its members. We then went further to give the technical definitions of each of the…

  • LEADERSHIP SERIES: UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP

    LEADERSHIP SERIES: UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP

    UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP One of the most interesting topics for me is the subject of Leadership. Before I took up the appellations of  “Life Coach” and “Leadership Consultant” I had discovered that helping people discover and develop leadership was something I was very passionate about and it was something that was central to my being. So,…