ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- MR PAUL OFONI- CEO OF WALKFRONT AFRICAN NETWORK

. Paul is a very passionate man ,He is also  A Business Administrator, Public Speaker, Certified Project Manager (CPM), Media Consultant, Event Consultant, Script Writer, Ideal/Concept Developer, Branding and Packaging, Modeling Instructor, Stage Manager, Tv Producer and Publisher of Starz&style Magazine.
 
Paul has been into business project, development management since 2003 and within the shortest period he has handled couple of personal projects and also for organizations. Projects Handled includes: * Design and managed Miss South-South Beauty Pageant * Design and Manage Culture and Tourism Treasure Hunt Reality Tv Show * Manager AIT/Raypower Independent Children Party 2012 benin * Design and manage Fashion Designers and Beauticians Award. A nationwide programme for the fashion and beauty industry…. * Design and manage Edo/Delta fashion week. * Routine manager @ Models invasion Benin and Port harcut LEADERSHIP…. Talking about leadership , Some are born, some are made! A good leader is one, who is influential enough to get others to follow him willingly. He has a vision, he has a dream, and the passion to pursue it. He has analytical skills, a decision-making ability, and a go-getter attitude.
 
He dreams big and has the grit to bring it into reality. He possesses virtues like integrity, dedication, fairness, openness of mind to greet new ideas, and innovativeness. Now this brings us to the question: Are all managers good leaders? This brings us to the concept of corporate leadership, that highlights the role of effective leadership in the growth and success of an organization. Managers need to possess leadership skills like planning, organizing, delegating, and effective communication. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things”, says Peter Drucker. But when the line between the two blurs, managers become excellent leaders and leaders become effective managers. Be it a small firm of twenty employee , a multinational company of a thousand professionals, or a country of millions; all are organizations. And leadership has a big role to play in directing an organization’s resources on the path of progress. For this, leaders have to be created. Yes, leaders can be made. How? By inculcating in them the qualities that a good leader should have. Leadership development should start from an early age. Leadership activities and team games can definitely help introduce leadership traits in children. Activities like these help the children identify their hidden leadership traits. Leadership exercises conducted at the corporate level help identify true leaders in the organization and sharpen their managerial skills. The future of any organization – a firm, an institute, a company, or a nation, is secure only in the hands of able leaders who can influence the masses with their thoughts and actions. Effective leaders are those who have the ability to listen, think, foresee, understand, and act. TRUE LEADERS ARE THOSE WHO DARE TO DREAM AND LIVE TO LEAD….
 
 

 
 
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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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