On Saturday, 9 December 2023, Nile University of Nigeria’s prestigious Business Administration Department invited Mr. Taopheek Babayeju, the CEO of iCentra, to speak on “Strategy and Implementation: Scenarios and Flexible Planning Methods,” at their Corporate Lecture Series for Postgraduate Students.
Nile University has long been recognized as a beacon of excellence in nurturing future business leaders, and this event exemplified the institution’s commitment to providing its students with direct exposure to industry leaders and real-world expertise, and equipping them with the necessary knowledge and insight to be future corporate leaders.
Mr Babayeju’s engaging session shed light on the pitfalls of unsuccessful strategies while offering actionable advice on crafting and executing winning strategies for business success. Highlighting seven fundamental, cornerstone elements essential for a robust and effective strategy—Clarity, Value, Innovation, Agility, People & Relationships, Service & Impacts, and Discipline & Consistency—Mr. Babayeju outlined the principality of excellent strategy for organizational transformation, as well as detailing the process of effective execution which is the bridge that guarantees desired outcomes. Furthermore, he was careful to draw case studies and inferences from his own life and from iCentra’s transformation journey to drive home his points.
The climax of the event was marked by an #UNLOCK moment, inspired by Mr. Taopheek Babayeju’s bestselling book, UNLOCK: The Secrets to a Winning Life. This unique opportunity allowed the MBA students, the academic team of the department, and other attendees to engage with Mr. Babayeju on a personal level during the autograph session, fostering a unique bridge between academia and industry expertise.
Nile University’s commitment to providing their community with unparalleled access to industry leaders was evident throughout the serial event, reaffirming the institution’s dedication to equipping students with real-world insights and experiences.