How Nigerian leaders can bail out organisations in crises – TEXEM UK

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By Funmilayo Adeyemi

The United Kingdom based leadership development organisation, TEXEM UK is to empower individuals and Nigerian organisations on the best way to thrive in volatile times.

Towards this end the organisation is bringing Prof. John Peters, former chairman, Association of MBAs in the UK, to Lagos on April 24, as faculty in a programme tagged, “Strategies For Sustainable Organisational Success”.

TEXEM’s Director, Special Projects, Caroline Lucas told the News Agency of Nigeria that the programme is tailored for senior executives and organisations to optimise individual, team and organisational performance.

“Participants will learn practical skills and actionable insights from the eminent TEXEM faculty and gain valuable insights from their professional exchange with critical partners and colleagues.

“This programme aims to help develop leadership strategies to drive optimum performance for success in an era of uncertainty.

“Its focus is to help the participants develop a clearer understanding of how to manage and deploy the available resources more efficiently for optimal impact in volatile times,” Lucas said.

She said TEXEM’s tested and proven methodology comprising of case studies will be deployed during the programme.

Lucas said this will encourage participants to enhance their cognitive skills, improve their analytical rigour, evaluation skills, and assist them in managing ambiguity better.

Speaking on impact, she said at the end of the programme, participants will be able to develop leadership skills that will assist them in making better decisions.

Lucas added that they would possess survival skills that would enable them to pull out their organisations during emergencies.

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“Among the benefits participants will take away from this impactful programme is that for
individuals, it will unlock your potential in adversity, lead through transformation, and achieve profitable growth.


“As for organisations, it will turn their challenges into opportunities, foster innovation, and drive sustained profitability.

“The programme is strategic because
adversity is the mother of innovation. The programme empowers individuals and organisations to thrive in volatile times, fostering innovation and sustained profitability,” the TEXEM director said.

Speaking on satrategies for turbulent times, Lucas said, in today’s challenging environment marked by skyrocketing costs, high currency risks, and disruptive technologies, senior leaders need tailored strategies to navigate uncertainty effectively.

“This programme offers practical insights and tools to develop robust strategies for sustainable success in turbulent times,” she added.

On requirement of leadership in crisis management, Lucas said with a huge exodus of staff and geopolitical disruptions, senior leaders must possess exceptional crisis management skills.

“This program equips participants with the necessary leadership capabilities to lead through crises, ensuring organizational excellence even in the face of adversity,” she asserted.


Saying that innovation becomes imperative in turbulent waters, Lucas said the TEXEM programme not only fosters a culture of innovation but also provides practical guidance on how to harness adversity as a catalyst for profitable growth.

On resilience and risk management, the TEXEM director said that in a volatile business landscape, resilience and effective risk management are crucial.

“Through interactive sessions and case studies, this programme helps senior leaders develop unshakable leadership qualities, enabling them to navigate uncertainty with confidence and mitigate risks effectively,” Lucas said.

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She said that with the cost of resources soaring, it is also essential for organizations to optimize their resource utilization, adding that the programme would offer strategies for this.

“Through peer-to-peer learning and observation practice, this programme enhances participants’ decision-making capabilities, empowering them to make better decisions that drive organizational success.

“Beyond the curriculum, participants will have the opportunity for professional exchange with critical partners and colleagues.

“Networking with industry peers enhances learning and provides valuable insights into different approaches to overcoming challenges, enriching the overall learning experience,” Lucas said.

She said TEXEM has collaborated with leaders and organizations in Nigeria and other African countries in bringing out the best leaders in governance and business.

“Through our services, we have collaborated with hundreds of organisations in the UK and Africa and helped them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively to overcome adversity and achieve prosperity,” Lucas said. (NAN) (

Edited by Razak Owolabi

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