Kemi Ogunkoya floats app to boost leadership skills
Worried by the spate of leadership deficiency, the need to develop leadership qualities and skills both in the organization or economy, a leadership development strategist, Kemi Ogunkoya has launched a new app, LeaderX to fill this need.
According to the management consultant and author, the app will help people develop a lifestyle of leadership. It addresses the basic challenges of time, finance and access to acquiring leadership skills as users can access the app at their convenience.
The content of the app includes daily quotes and lessons on leadership, nuggets for reflection and affirmations. It also has lectures and articles from leading experts across the world, music to help boost productivity, book summaries and leadership games.
Having worked in the leadership development space for over a decade, Ogunkoya informed me that there are leadership gaps either in people’s personal or professional lives that need to be addressed.
“From surveys and interviews carried out, about 90 percent of people believe that if they develop their leadership skills, it develops every area of our lives. Despite this realisation, there is still a leadership gap.
While 77 percent of organisations believe there is a leadership gap, only about five percent of organisations have been able to deploy organisation-wide development programmes,” she disclosed.
With these insights, Ogunkoya said she and her team thought of what to do differently and were able to identify and proffer solutions to the three major challenges limiting people from accessing leadership skills which include time, finance and access.
She said LeaderX is helping bridge the gap and getting to where people are. “We have developed a product people can carry anywhere, so that time is not a challenge anymore because, with leaders, you can develop your leadership skill in a sustainable and consistent manner.
“Access is no longer a problem, you have it right in your pocket and you can access it anytime, on-demand, on the go and in real-time. Finance is no longer a problem too because you don’t have to use the bank.”
Ogunkoya noted that this is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that there is a level of inclusiveness across people they are able to reach. “The app is available to users aged 15 and above. The only requirement is having a mobile device. The user interface is very seamless. People can get to the app irrespective of their age, colour and gender. ”
Everyone will find something in LeaderX,” she added.