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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 - 2020-03-24
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Explore how to find your purpose and overcome challenges with "The Shift." This inspiring book delves into the power of transformation through God's healing and strengthening process. Learn how to navigate transitions and overcome obstacles with courage and faith. Survive the in-between seasons with a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
Fola Aina
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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The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
John C. Maxwell - 2019-02-05
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Leadershift teaches readers how to stay nimble and adapt to the rapidly changing world of leadership in order to be successful. John C. Maxwell, an internationally recognized leadership expert, shares the eleven shifts he made throughout his long and successful career that ultimately strengthened and sustained his leadership abilities. From learning how to adapt to changing plans, to ladder building instead of ladder climbing, to gaining moral authority, Maxwell provides specific guidance to help readers make these shifts in their own lives. Discover how to innovate, improve, and influence others as a successful leader in today's fast-paced world.
Fola Aina
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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The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck - 2006-02-28
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Discover the groundbreaking idea of the power of mindset and how it can dramatically influence success in all areas of life. Renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., shares her decades of research on fixed versus growth mindsets and how it impacts abilities and accomplishments in school, work, sports, and more. With new insights and expanded concepts, Dweck's Mindset offers a guide to adopting a truer growth mindset, motivating those around you, and transforming lives.
Fola Aina
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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Life and Work
Ray Dalio - 2017-09-19
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Discover the unconventional principles of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, and how they can be applied to achieve unique results in both life and business. Learn about Bridgewater Associates, the fifth most important private company in the US, and the idea meritocracy culture that has led to their success. In Principles, author Ray Dalio outlines hundreds of practical lessons built around "radical truth" and "radical transparency," which can be applied to decision-making in any setting. Gain access to proven advice unlike anything found in conventional business press.
Fola Aina
@taadelodun @RayDalio It’s a great book! Highly recommended!      source
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Think Again
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant - 2021-02-02
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Discover the power of rethinking your beliefs with this thought-provoking book. Learn why mental laziness and old routines can hold you back, and how embracing the unknown and being wrong can actually benefit you. The author offers evidence-based insights into how rethinking can be taught as a mindset and a skillset. Sections on individual and group rethinking, and the shortcomings of schools, businesses, and governments, provide practical advice for success in a rapidly changing world. Don't miss out on developing the secret skill of the future: the ability to constantly rethink your perspective.
Fola Aina
@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
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Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - 2016-01-05
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Master the valuable skill of deep work, the ability to focus without distraction on complex tasks, and achieve extraordinary results. Author Cal Newport celebrates the power of concentration and presents a rigorous training regimen to cultivate a deep work ethic. Through cultural criticism and memorable stories, Deep Work provides actionable advice for anyone seeking success in a distracted world.
Fola Aina
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
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Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - 2018-10-16
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Discover a proven framework for improving every day with Atomic Habits. Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in habit formation, James Clear, this instant New York Times bestseller offers practical strategies on how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Drawing on biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Clear distills complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Whether you want to overcome a lack of motivation, design your environment for success, or simply achieve your goals, Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and give you the tools you need to transform your habits.
Fola Aina
@JamesClear BEST book on personal development out there!      source
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A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
Remi Adeleke - 2021-05-18
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"Transformed" is a powerful memoir that tells the inspiring story of a young African American man who defies the odds to become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful family man. Remi Adeleke takes readers on a journey that includes growing up in Nigerian royalty, losing his father, being raised by a single mom in the Bronx, and even engaging in illegal activities. Despite these challenges, Adeleke found a way to overcome the statistics and achieve his dreams. This is a story of true personal transformation that will inspire and motivate readers to pursue their own goals.
Fola Aina
‘Transformed’ by @RemiAdeleke former U.S Navy Seal. Still the BEST book I’ve read in recent times. Thank you brother.      source
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Sea Stories
My Life in Special Operations
Admiral William H. McRaven - 2019-05-21
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"Sea Stories" is a captivating memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Admiral William H. McRaven. Through his 37-year career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Forces, McRaven shares unforgettable tales of courage and leadership. From orchestrating the capture of Saddam Hussein to the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, McRaven's stories are action-packed and full of valuable life lessons. The memoir begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in Paris, where McRaven learned the value of a good story. "Sea Stories" is an inspiring and humorous look back on one man's incredible life.
Fola Aina
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
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Everyday Millionaires
How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too
Chris Hogan - 2019-01-07
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Learn how ordinary people have built extraordinary wealth in Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan. Based on the largest study ever conducted on 10,000 U.S. millionaires, this book will show you that building wealth has almost nothing to do with your income or background. Discover the secrets to living on less than you make, avoiding debt, investing, and being disciplined and responsible. With commitment and hard work, you too can become a millionaire.
Fola Aina
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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