By Princewill Ekwujuru
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) has charged entrepreneurs to imbibe the culture of effective business management and quality leadership role to ensure growth and optimum productivity within an organisation.
The charge was given at a breakfast session with the theme, “Entrepreneurship and Stable Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leadership,” held for alumni of the Nigerian Chapter of CEIBS, in Lagos.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Sunday Agboola, President of CEIBS Nigeria Chapter, said the session was aimed at enhancing the knowledge attained by the alumni of the school on how entrepreneurs can take advantage of innovative business trends and how to demonstrate leadership qualities that could lead to growth and business expansion.
He said quality leadership is very essential for the development of any business or organisation because it is all about influencing people, making equitable decision, and the direction which the workforce should follow in order to achieve desired results.
In his remark, Mr. Kelechi Nwosu, Executive Vice President, Hartford Allied Projects, an alumnus of CEIBS, said the school helps to build business and managerial skills in members which are essential for the advancement of any organisation, whether small, medium or large scale enterprises.
He affirmed that the country is endowed with mineral resources and the challenge it has, is that of poor leadership and lack of managerial skills, areas where CEIBS can make constructive impact.
Nwosu asserted that the combination of Chinese and European style of education would be advantageous to the country and the African continent, since China is one of the largest economies in the world.
Also, Dr. Temi Abimbola, Lead Advisor to the Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank, said an entrepreneur should have integrity and competence to discern and solve problems, while a good leader should be able to inspire others to attain success in business or in their profession.