Kenneth Yakubu

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The ethics of health systems research: Selected guidelines and studies

If you are doing health systems research you have probably grappled with ethical questions related to your work. Most studies are subject to ethical …

Why they succeed: Lessons for Nigeria

Ten low and middle-income countries (LMICs) were celebrated for the significant progress in their efforts to save the lives of women and children …

How Valuable Are Your Customers?

Not all customers are created equal. If you’ve ever run a business (or even just been a customer yourself), then you know that some customers provide more revenue (and incur fewer costs) than others. Figuring out which to focus on and invest in is critical if you want to maximize your profit.<p>Many …

How to Turn a Negative Employee Review into Positive Growth

6/16/2014 | Dorie Clark<p>No one likes to receive a negative employee review. "Critical feedback can bring our worst fears and anxieties about ourselves …

Your Company Is Not a Family

When CEOs describe their company as being “like family,” we think they mean well. They’re searching for a model that represents the kind of relationships they want to have with their employees—a lifetime relationship with a sense of belonging. But using the term family makes it easy for …

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How to Have an Honest Data-Driven Debate

Malcolm Gladwell of bestselling <i>Tipping Point</i> and <i>Outliers</i>fame proposed a delightfully provocative way to begin his onstage debate with <i>Sports Gene</i> author David Epstein about whether practice or genetics is the better guarantor of professional success. But instead of launching directly into argument, …

Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business

As a physician, I resent the fact that the divisive healthcare reform debate has made my profession look like it is only a business, essentially a commodity. Growing up in the small hill-resort town of Nainital in northern India, I was the son of the only surgeon in this small town. Solely on his …

MobisleNotes

Have you tried Evernote, Remember the Milk, Wunderlist and other notes/to-do apps for your phone but think there’s just too much going on getting in …

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The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

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10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

From presidents to hip-hop producers to poets, the last page of every issue of Harvard Business Review is always an interview with someone who has succeeded outside the traditional corporate world. Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013:<p><b>Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having</b> …

The New Patterns of Innovation

The search for new business ideas and new business models is hit-or-miss in most corporations, despite the extraordinary pressure on executives to grow their businesses. Management scholars have considered various reasons for this failure. One well-documented explanation: Managers who are skilled …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

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ASUU dares FG, insists on strike - The Nation Nigeria

Despite the Federal Government’s directive that striking lecturers should return to classroom on December 4, the Academic Staff Union of Universities …