The book launch and signing event which took place at the Laterna Ventures in Victoria Island, Lagos was indeed a gathering of business experts. Some of the guests in attendance include, Managing Director – (Geocycle Projects) Lafarge Plc, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, Human Resources Partner Mrs Mosun Enilolobo, Mrs Ngozi Adebiyi, Lead Consultant –OutsideIn HR, Mr Nathaniel Shofarasin, Head of Customer Services, Lafarge, Directors and Senior Managers of various sectors.
Speaking at the event, the author, OladapoAkinloye, disclosed that, the book is designed as a compendium of work place best practices and attitudes that can give quality edge to those who sincerely want to be excellent managers.
He also added that, Management FasTrack is a perfect reference material for experienced and upcoming managers, for the experienced player, Akinloye explained further, the book serves as a quick reminder of what it takes to be a quality leader besides providing support for the mentorship of young and upcoming leaders. This special package for upcoming managers who desire guidance on proper workplace attitude and values need to excel unveils Management FasTrack as a perfect guide to a successful career path in any organization.
Oladapo who has been actively involved in people management and development for over 16 years in different sectors like Manufacturing, Sales and Consulting, also observed that many business players desire accelerated development in the workplace but do not have the appropriate attitude to support it, while a number of them sincerely do not know how to make it right. This, he revealed, motivated him to make the book an easy read, profusely garnished with important tips on best work place practices and attitude.
One of the reviewers of the book, Mrs. Fidelia Osime, Country Organization & Human Resources Director Lafarge Africa Plc, commented that, Management FasTrack is a simple but highly instructive reference tool for entry level and experienced managers who truly desire to win in their careers through constant hard work and dedication to the tenets of management. Her words: “This is a book loaded with nuggets for those who want to fast track their growth of knowledge, intuitiveness and initiative in the workplace. It is a compendium of the A to Z of what a manager must know if he must succeed”.
Another analyst Olufunke Akinloye commented that, “Management FasTrack is an amazing book that is packed with a collection of effective guidelines on getting through everyday work life. It is useful to spur oneself on for continuous development in order to constantly achieve great results either as an individual or as a team. It is also fascinating to have access to notable quotes from various great leaders / thinkers through this book”.
One of the reviewers at the event, Tina Shobola, Trade Marketing and Brand Manager with Lafarge Africa Plc, stated that, the depth of research gave reference to African environment as well as the global circle, which cut across different ages of World renowned writers to bring about best ideas sharable for everyone at any level of his/her career to understand the tricks behind being a successful manager of people and resources.
The book which addresses management essentials with practical tips and insights for all managers is published by KVR Publishing and it is currently available at Laterna Bookstore and soon to be available at all bookstores Nationwide.