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Folahanmi Aina is a PhD student in leadership studies with reference to security and development at King’s College London. Folahanmi earned an MSc in Africa studies from University of Oxford and an MA in development studies from Seoul National University. His research interests include international relations, public administration, development economics, security policy, peace and conflict studies, and international development.
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The Shift
Courageously Moving from Season to Season
Keion Henderson - Mar 24, 2020
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Discover a renewed sense of your purpose and the courage to move from what it is to what can be.Albert Einstein once said, "Problems cannot be solved with the same mind-set that created them." To resolve our problems and deal with our mistakes, we must be willing to be transformed by God's process of healing and strengthening. We have a tendency to...
Fola Aina
Apr 06, 2021
Here are a few books I’d like to recommend that have had an impact on my life: - What Makes The Great Great by Dennis Kimbro. - Shift by Keion Henderson. - Transformed by Remi Adeleke. - Mindset by Carlos Dweck. - Deep Work by Carl Newport. - Leadershift by John Maxwell.      source
Leadershift
The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
John C. Maxwell - Feb 05, 2019
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Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The ...
Fola Aina
Apr 06, 2021
Here are a few books I’d like to recommend that have had an impact on my life: - What Makes The Great Great by Dennis Kimbro. - Shift by Keion Henderson. - Transformed by Remi Adeleke. - Mindset by Carlos Dweck. - Deep Work by Carl Newport. - Leadershift by John Maxwell.      source
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Mindset
The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck - Dec 26, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of lives.After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of hum...
Fola Aina
Apr 06, 2021
Here are a few books I’d like to recommend that have had an impact on my life: - What Makes The Great Great by Dennis Kimbro. - Shift by Keion Henderson. - Transformed by Remi Adeleke. - Mindset by Carlos Dweck. - Deep Work by Carl Newport. - Leadershift by John Maxwell.      source
Principles
Life and Work
Ray Dalio - Sep 19, 2017 (first published in 2011)
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, ...
Fola Aina
Mar 27, 2021
@taadelodun @RayDalio It’s a great book! Highly recommended!      source
Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - Feb 02, 2021
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We need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking.Why do we refresh our wardrobes every year, renovate our kitchens every decade, but never update our beliefs and our views? Why do we laugh at people using computers that are ten years old, but yet still cling to opinions we formed ten years ago?For too many of us, our ways of thinking beco...
Fola Aina
Mar 15, 2021
@The_only_Augie Good question. Adam Grant discusses this at length in his latest book that was released last month. It’s titled “Think Again”. I highly recommend it.      source
Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - Jan 05, 2016
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One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work ...
Fola Aina
Dec 15, 2020
I have had people ask me what ‘deep work’ means. If you already haven’t developed a habit of reading I encourage you to start soonest. A good place to begin is with ‘Deep Work’ by Carl Newport. No doubt one of the BEST books in my collection. Remember you are what you feed on!      source
Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - Oct 16, 2018
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad o...
Fola Aina
Oct 16, 2020
@JamesClear BEST book on personal development out there!      source
Transformed
A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
Remi Adeleke - May 14, 2019
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What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, ac...
Fola Aina
Jun 20, 2020
‘Transformed’ by @RemiAdeleke former U.S Navy Seal. Still the BEST book I’ve read in recent times. Thank you brother.      source
Sea Stories
My Life in Special Operations
Admiral William H. McRaven - May 21, 2019
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed is back with a wise and witty memoir of life lessons from his 37-year career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Forces.Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having orchestrated some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the captur...
Fola Aina
Feb 03, 2020
Enjoyed every bit of the book ‘Sea Stories - My Life In Special Operations’ by Admiral William H. McRaven. No doubt one of the best books written by a former Navy Seal. A must read for all who are interested in National Security and appreciate Spec Ops, just like I do.      source
Everyday Millionaires
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too
Chris Hogan - Jan 07, 2019
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In Everyday Millionaires, #1 national best-selling author Chris Hoganwill show you how ordinary people built extraordinary wealth--and how you can too. You'll learn how millionaires live on less than they make, avoid debt, invest, are disciplined and responsible!This book is based on the largest study EVER conducted on 10,000 U.S. millionaires--and...
Fola Aina
Jan 05, 2020
If you are young and serious about learning very practical steps on how to take charge of your finances then you must read; ‘Everyday Millionaires’ by Chris Hogan. Paying attention to the treasure chest of knowledge embedded in this book will cause a shift in your thinking.      source
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What Makes the Great Great
Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement
Dennis Kimbro - Jan 20, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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Part vocational pep rally, part how-to book, What Makes the Great Great elaborates on the inspiring message bestselling author Dennis Kimbro put forth in his first book Think and Grow Rich--A Black Choice. In What Makes the Great Great, the author explores the strategies and thought processes of successful African-Americans. Through dozens of inter...
Fola Aina
Dec 15, 2019
Very often I get asked "could you please recommend ONE book on personal development". My response has always remained the same: Read 'What Makes The Great Great' by Dennis Kimbro. Thats a good start. That book literally transformed my life. Best wishes.      source