Climbing the Corporate Ladder with Speed: New Book by Fene Osakwe makes No1 on Amazon 24 hours after release
People who reach their career pinnacle after decades are often praised for their success, leading younger people to believe it must take decades to achieve career success. This idea becomes embedded in their thought process and has the consequence of holding them back or making them settle for average. Instead, they should embrace a growth mindset because success is built on a commitment to achieving goals on a personal timeline, and pursuit is proof of desire.
These are some of the takeaways from Dr Fene Osakwe’s book – Climbing the corporate ladder with speed. Dr Osakwe is a multiple award-winning tech professional, startup investor, career coach, international conference speaker and Forbes-published author. He has spoken at conferences and led teams in 24 countries across five continents. He has the unique experience of starting his career as a fresh school graduate and navigated his way across 3-multibillion-dollar companies to the Director level in 9 years. He also mentors several young people to achieve the same, some in a shorter time. He was recognized as the Youth Mentor of the year in the UAE in 2022.
In June 2022, Fene Osakwe was honoured with an invitation to join the prestigious Forbes Technology Council. He is a recognized cyber security, IT governance, and IT strategy expert. He was recognized and presented with a cybersecurity excellence award in Dubai in 2022 and recognized by Hoiser Magazine USA in June as Africa’s most sought-after Cybersecurity Advisor.
Dr Osakwe has consulted for financial institutions, telecoms, fintech companies, state governments, and universities. He is one of the top 100 inspiring personalities for 2022, internationally recognized as an expert speaker on cybersecurity, technology governance and career development. Dr Osakwe speaks at international conferences frequently.
Dr Osakwe has a heart for the less privileged. In December 2022, his Foundation provided financial aid to career professionals who lost jobs and had children to feed. This initiative was tagged “Christmas with a smile” where the public nominated several families in Nigeria, and Dr Osakwe’s Foundation sent financial aid to such families.
In this book, Dr Osakwe gives practical examples that answer the question “How”? How do you pick a career path? How do you move from entry-level to middle, senior and executive management at the highest levels? What skills do you require at each level, and what techniques do you need for a job search? How do you go from obscurity to becoming a leader in your industry on the global stage? How do you plan for retirement in your 30s or create other income streams with your regular job?
Dr Osakwe also spends a chapter discussing office politics. While office politics are considered something to avoid, Osakwe says you should play it with the right motivation and maintain good values. Bad office politics result from a win-at-all-cost mentality, selfishness, hypocritical and deceitful behaviours, and a willingness to sabotage others.
To get an e-copy of this book, visit Dr Fene Osakwe’s website in Nigeria or order on Amazon.