1st episode of lead resources podcast

Human Resource Management

Strategic Self-Management: A Panacea for Organizational Growth

In this article, we shall discuss how self-management correlates with organizational growth.

According to Head & Heart (TransformEd & ANet), Self-management, also known as “Self-control” or “Self-regulation,” is the ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts and behaviours effectively in different situations. This includes setting and working toward personal and organizational goals, managing stress, delaying gratification, and motivating oneself.

It is important for organizations to pay keen attention to improving the self-management skills of their employees. This is because researches show that employees’ work input and effectiveness (which is in resonance with organizational growth) is often affected by their physical and mental wellness. 

Self-management skills allow you to improve your workplace performance, maximize your productivity and achieve your professional goals.  Hence, improving your self-management skills can help you increase your employability and manage your career path better. 

Examples of self-management skills include:

  • Organization 
  • Goal-setting 
  • Time-management 
  • Stress-management 
  • Accountability 
  • Self-motivation 


There is a need to focus on ways you can direct, evaluate and improve on your daily tasks. Here are a few ways to improve your self-management skills: 

  1. Assess Your Strengths: Determine what professional tasks you’re best at and focus on ways to maximize your abilities in these areas.  
  2. Prioritize Your Responsibilities: Clearly define which responsibilities are most important, focus on them and avoid distractions.
  3. Develop Organizational Systems: Find effective methods to help you streamline your daily activities and manage your time. Also, keep important items in easy-to-find places.  
  4. Create Strict Deadlines: Set deadlines for each stage of a project and maintain your schedule. Be accountable and sacrifice the hours needed to reach your self-designated checkpoints. 
  5. Perform One Task at a Time: Focus your time, energy and abilities on a single task at a given moment. Complete one task before moving on to another for efficiency. 
  6. Practise Patience: Maintain a sense of calm to help you think clearly and objectively. Be considerate of others, and try to empathize with their needs and experiences. 
  7. Take Care of Your Health and Wellness: Have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, maintain good personal hygiene and actively focus on lowering your stress levels.  
  8. Evaluate Your Progress: Objectively assess the progress you’ve made toward your goals by setting checkpoints along the way and tracking your accomplishments.  

With reference to the paragraphs above, the importance of strategic self-management as proportionate to organizational growth cannot be overemphasized. As individuals, we must strive towards personal development as it makes us better in our personal lives and at our workplaces. No doubt, stable employees make a stable organization. 

For more insights on strategic self-management, subscribe for Lead Resources’ Personal Talent Management course here.



LEAD Resources partners’ Mercer/Mettl to provide assessment solutions for hiring, training and development, and enable recruiting and L&D (Learning and Development) easy, time effective and cost efficient.

Mettl is an online platform that provide skills assessments for corporate clients and individuals for hiring and training and development. Mettl provides a pre-existing testing library and also customized test for specific needs of the employer. Mettl proctoring technology enables cheating preventions using facials and keystrokes recognition to verify the test taker and monitor candidates using the webcam.

LEAD Resources partnering with Mercer/Mettl is to connect the right talents to the right companies because conventional interviews are getting replaced with digital assessment tools. Mettl assessment provides skills assessment, proctoring and online assessments such as 360-degree assessment, psychometric tests, domain tests, coding tests, hackathons, cognitive tests, speech proficiency tests, L&D solutions and many other battery of tests to make human development, recruiting and profiling a meaningful and easy experience for companies to identify the right employee and individuals to become better version of themselves




The conference started at exactly 2:30pm and the participants (Obot Essiet, Aminat Rabiu, Khadijat Oyedumade and Bunmi Ibironke) briefed the project members about the previous meeting outcomes and details of Abeokuta Business School (ABS)

The following are what were discussed at the brainstorming session.


Date: Tuesday, 24th March 2020

Venue: Abeokuta Business School

Time: 10am-1pm

The cost implications were shared between ABS and Lead resources i.e., all the necessary arrangement to be taken care of at the planned Free Seminars for the program and they are as follows:

Abeokuta Business School Lead resources
Fliers Facilitators
Venue Marketing

Also, it was discussed that there should be a deadline for the registration of the free seminar in order to plan ahead and as well as to know the total number of participants that will be coming for the seminar and the date selected was 17th of March.

Marketing and Data collection: it was discussed at the conference that the participant’s data will be collected from ABS Database, Government ministries and parastatals, Private organizations and banking Industries.

Also, the channels for marketing the seminar include: social media platforms, Emails, ABS Database, Fliers, WhatsApp broadcast and Bulk SMS.

Data Collection – this will be done through the use of Google Forms which the link will be sent to the participants through the various channels for proper planning and registration of the participants.

The Agenda for the event, logistics as well as the theme were discussed while the key note speakers were left for K.S to decide on.

At the end of the brainstorm, Aminat Rabiu delegated the task to Obot Essiet to Develop the concept notes and Bunmi Ibironke to make social media post on or before Friday.



The SMEsabi is an E- learning platform that enables Africa entrepreneurs build capacity for starting and/or scaling their businesses. The SMEsabi courses and modules were developed through the combined effort of a team of professional business trainers/coaches and ICT consultants with GIZ SEDIN support in collaboration with FUT Minna and Lead Resources.

Some of the courses available on the platform are: Business Model Canvas, Business Planning, market and Marketing, Access to Finance, and Record Keeping. After the completion of these courses, you will take a programme assessment which grants you access to a certificate as well as ability to make profitable entrepreneurship decisions.

Taking these courses will go a long way to improve the way SMEs handle businesses. The SMEsabi courses and modules were developed through the combined work of a team of professional business trainers/coaches and ICT consultants with GIZ-SEDIN support in collaboration with FUT Minna and Lead Resources.

The development of SMEsabi was coordinated by GOPA consultants, as part of a contract to develop interactive training materials for MSMEs and start-ups on behalf of GIZ-SEDIN.



Lead resources popularly known as the first hub in Ogun state has finally taken a giant step to partner with the world largest entrepreneurship organization of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E).

The Lead Resources Chief Solution Architect, Mr. Kehinde Sogunle expects this partnership to support Africa entrepreneurs, adding more positive attributes to their businesses such as Business Growth, Access to Financing, Pitching of Business Ideas to Investors, having a bankable Business Plan, having more opportunities to monitor their businesses from startup to scale up and be able to create jobs for job seekers.

All these have been packaged in a product called AFRIPRENEUR TOOLKIT, which encompasses the aforementioned attribute. Proposed to be a Master Class Training (Boot camp) for the entrepreneurs in supporting the Mission One Million Entrepreneurs (M1ME) Scholarship initiative run by A.Y.E

A.Y.E operational manager (Mr. Paul) and Deputy National Head of A.Y.E (Mr. Edward) were on seat for the partnership discussion. Mr. Paul said the partnership is a welcomed initiative that will bring about more changes to the organization.

In addition to the meeting it was suggested that the partnership with Lead Resources will be effective to pilot A.Y.E members; starting from southwest Nigeria, likewise enrolling the entrepreneurs on the First Entrepreneurs Trust Fund platform proposed to help them save and invest more in their business as entrepreneurs.