Damola Morenikeji

Of Flipping Calendars, Leadership and Gratitude

Of Flipping Calendars, Leadership and Gratitude

What other way may one flip over the calendar than being in a state of happiness, humility and genuine gratitude, encouraged by the realization that one’s actions are still serving as blessings to several other young people and societies in Africa and across the world. It is indeed humbling and ‘graceful’. The last three days – till now – have been filled with severely intensive […]

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A Toast to Growth

Dear friends, I had been on leave for a while. However, throughout my ‘partial-leave of absence’, I delight each time at news I receive about friends (including several readers of this blog and members of my online community), colleagues and members of our @All4Development tribe. I delight at moments when your seemingly ‘impossible’ ideas grow and transform lives; i delight at moments when you do […]

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Beyond the Idea; making entrepreneurship work

Some thirteen weeks ago, I led a team of young innovative entrepreneurs – all undergraduates – to the a national contest for ideas; it was the National Idea’s contest organised by the Nigerian Universities Commission for all Nigerian universities, as part of the Annual National Entrepreneurship Week, in commemoration of the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Our 6-human team shared an innovative idea, which if thoroughly […]

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Of Harvard, Life and Mathematics

Previous years had availed me opportunities that were invested in meeting, learning (with) and growing with several people – young and old, great and greater. Apart from people, a conscious commitment to personal growth and knowledge have witnessed my learning from erudite scholars and institutions from across the world. One of such is my participation in the inaugural offering of JusticeX from Harvard University in […]

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Of Productivity and Growth; lessons from the Productivity Award

My phone rang. I had just received a call from the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta who also is the President, Association of African Universities. He sounded delighted to have spoken with me, and eager to see me. The phone welcomed several other calls, most from within the university intimating a pleasant urgency and some intuitive actions. That morning, I was […]

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The Main Thing – Reflections of Gratitude and Vision

Over the last 5 weeks, I have seen, met and heard about several other young people (and professionals) who against all odds are building capacity, and contributing to making things better. Harnessing the transforming power of a principle-based vision and mission, creating an upward spiral of learning and living, making daily choices keenly with much #Godfidence, we should/would continually remind ourselves that the main thing […]

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World Economic Forum and the New Vision for Education

Earlier this month, I participated in the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Though the forum had the theme ‘Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs’, I was more engage in brainstorming with other global stakeholders in the education sector on how we can effectively achieve a ‘new vision for education’. A session at the forum, co-hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education […]

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Bring Back Our Girls: My Call for Urgent Action

It was unexpected. More than a week ago, over a hundred girls were abducted from the gated Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a town in Borno State, north-east Nigeria. Till date, their fate is still being laid on faith. I am disturbed that not only are there still conflicting data as to the number of girls – any of whom could have been our […]

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Our Responsibility as Humans

One of our responsibilities as concerned humans is to stir ourselves up to the knowledge of the truth, and stimulate one another to love, helpful deeds and noble activities. I quite agree that this world doesn’t need more people who are doing what they think they should be doing and staying where they are out of a false sense of obligation. What this world needs […]

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Growth Galley – Be Careful of Your Thoughts [Podcast]

Great day! It is delighting to welcome you to the Growth Galley. The Growth Galley is a periodic podcast aimed at enriching our collective growth; for us to grow right, lead right and live right. In this episode, we are exploring the creative and destructive power of thought – depending on which you choose to explore.  Click HERE to listen.I will love to read / hear your […]

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Renewing Your Thoughts and Mind [Quote]

‘It is always renewing thinking about my thoughts. Sometimes, I sigh. Other times, i smile and laugh at myself.’ However, the best laughter is let out when the thought, backed up with divinely guided actions produces tremendous results. – Damola Morenikeji #ScaleUp your thought; it is possible! Question: What measures do you take to renew your mind? Share with me via mail, Facebook or Twitter.

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Celebrating ‘the’ Woman!

Today, on International Women Day (#IWD2014), I celebrate ‘every’ woman who believes in, and recognizes the wisdom, beauty, strength and identity she possesses; every woman who upholds the values entrenched in love and empathy, every woman who sticks to speaking the truth and doing what is right  – even when it is difficult. Today, I celebrate every woman who – though is faced with awkward […]

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Building Productive Habits as an Entrepreneur

Productivity is key as a leader and entrepreneur. I consciously remind myself that it is not just enough to get busy, but to get busy fulfilling purpose – being productive.  Thoughts on my most productive habit as a social entrepreneur was published, along with that of other ‘successful’ entrepreneurs on IdeaMensch, under the fifth habit in the ‘35 Habits That Successful Entrepreneurs UseTo Get Shit […]

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Celebration and Cerebration [Thanking You!]

I am honoured and humbled by the several words, gestures and deeds conveying felicitations on the celebration of my birth anniversary. I had a great season of #cerebration. Words are not sufficient in expressing my profound gratitude. I deeply appreciate God for the gift of life, the grace to love and be loved, and the unravelling of His purpose. Let us not be conceited by […]

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Defining Success as a Leader [Photo]

I agree that #success is not just about what you accomplish / achieve solely in your life, it is also about what you inspire others to do. One of the best instruments to inspire / influence others positively is your ears and deeds, not only your tongue. How do you define success? ___ Let us connect on Twitter and Facebook. ADM

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