Showing posts from June, 2024

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to understand and manage our own emotions and to understand and influence the emotions of others. This skill is vital for better interactions and decision-making in both personal and professional settings. EI enhances: * Communication by expressing ideas clearly and understanding others' perspectives.  * Leaders with high EI inspire and motivate teams, fostering trust and collaboration.  * EI promotes teamwork through cooperation and conflict resolution. * It helps individuals adapt to changes and handle stress, improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. Components of Emotional Intelligence: * Self-awareness: Recognizing and understanding one's own emotions, strengths, and limitations. * Self-regulation: Managing emotions and impulses, staying in control and adaptable. * Motivation: Being driven to achieve goals for intrinsic reasons. * Empathy: Understanding and sharing others' feelings, fostering stronger connections. * Social

Democracy Day in Nigeria: Celebrating Freedom and the Journey to Democracy

Every year on June 12th, Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day, a significant date that commemorates the country's return to civilian rule and honors the democratic spirit that Nigerians hold dear. This day is more than just a public holiday; it is a symbol of the country's enduring struggle for freedom, justice, and democratic governance.  The Historical Context  The significance of June 12th dates back to 1993, a watershed year in Nigeria's political history. On this day, Nigeria held what is widely regarded as the freest and fairest election in its history. Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a businessman and philanthropist, won a decisive victory. However, the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida annulled the election, plunging the country into political turmoil.  The annulment sparked widespread protests and civil unrest, leading to increased demands for an end to military rule and the establishment of a democratic government. The ensuing years were marked by repress

SkillHer Meet May 2024 Edition

The May edition of SkillHer Meet took the form of a hangout which was held at LMP Space on the 31st of May 2024.   It was a dive into so much fun, relaxation and refreshment. We started by introducing ourselves and doing some networking, then we played two games a session of ludo which 4 people played and a session of whot which about 8 people played. After which we engaged in discussing two topics which were "How did you come out of being stuck at any point in your life". We had a really great time engaging this topic as we all shared our personal life experiences. Islamiyah said when she was stuck she spoke to her friends and family and it helped alot. Opeyemi said when she was stuck in her business that she saw the brighter side of how her business was impacting people and that for her was more encouraging than the money she wasn't getting from the business. Omobolanle said when she was stuck she tried again she didn't give up, she put in more effort just as her fr