Sunday, June 26, 2022
A Steward is someone who has been entrusted to look after another’s property or affairs, putting those affairs ahead of their own self-interest.  The word describes a guardian or keeper who has accepted the responsibility and accountability that comes with the role.  Indeed, stewardship theory suggests that people are...
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” - Duke Ellington Isn't life all about problem-solving? Effective leaders are those who can find answers to difficult questions in a constantly changing environment – an ability that stems from developing problem-solving proficiencies across the board. And, yes, even...
The global beauty industry is worth more than 500 billlion US dollars, according to latest data. That is a lot of dollars to spend on making ourselves look attractive.  It is clear that this must be a most conservative figure because it would not include much of the traditional...
Once upon a time we proclaimed our desire to arrest run away exchange rates. We chalked some limited success but sustainability eluded us as we faced the grim realities of an economic system not solidly anchored on pillars that can easily be tweaked for rapid growth, at least, not...
In March 2022, the United Nations released a report indicating that in the coming months 107 countries in the world will face one or all three risks arising from COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war. The risks are rising food prices, rising fuel prices and tougher financial conditions. Together, the 107...
When the Akufo-Addo – Bawumia led government took over the helms of affairs on the 7th of January 2017 with a landslide electioneering victory in December the year before, many were expecting a much better economic administration especially considering the unrestrained campaign the New Patriotic Party (NPP) embarked on...
The annual Gold in the Soil Awards, which run alongside the women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum, is scheduled to come off at Akroma Plaza in the Western Region on June 22 and 23, 2022. The programme, which adopts a regional rotational style, has in the past been...
In January 2022 a jointly published report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations warned that acute food insecurity in 20 countries, identified as hunger hotspots, was likely to deteriorate in the months ahead. Demographically, a whopping majority of the hunger hotspots...
So, what are my concluding thoughts? Fighting the global movers and shakers of the cocoa-chocolate industry is highly essential. The unequal distribution of value within the value chain impacts the earnings of producing countries. However, let’s not be deceived that an increase in the world market price results in an...
Last week, I highlighted a series of concerns currently being expressed among some bank staff working in the digital banking era. Their concerns mostly harbour around the positive but intrusive 4th Industrial Revolution where most transactions are powered by artificial intelligence, and the power of collaboration with fin-techs is...
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