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Building a Winning Team

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Effective leadership cannot be overemphasized when it comes to success especially within a team. Of the many roles of a leader, building a winning team is one of the most important. We all agree that a leader cannot succeed without the cooperation of teammates. But then, why is team building important?

Team building…

  1. makes for more open communication,
  2. increases productivity,
  3. encourages collaboration and builds trust and respect among teammates.

Team building also helps a workforce get on the same page, work together, and increase their motivation to complete tasks promptly.

Seven C’S to building a winning team

Coaching: seeks to create an environment that has everything a team needs for great teamwork: trust, honesty, and healthy discussions to navigate through existing conflict, mutual commitment to decisions and plans, accountability, and a collective focus on results.

Character: a leader aims to encourage good morals among teammates, as this will yield admirable traits such as honesty, responsibility, and courage.

Communication: effective communication within a team will build a common purpose among team members that will allow them to reach their goals. Strong group communication will create understanding, and that understanding will forge strong relationships within a team.

Commitment: A shared vision uplifts a team’s aspirations. It gives a higher purpose to work. It creates a sense of immersion, excitement, and passion. Commitment also matters because it fosters reliability. Reliability is one of the four behaviors that build trust within a team.

Contagious Energy: a team leader needs to beam with Positive energy (positive vibes). This is because whatever a leader thinks and feels projects on the team and has an impact on them. That’s why positivity is not just about you. It’s about everyone around you!!!

Caring: when team members feel cared for and especially by their team leader they tend to reciprocate, become more invested, and also care more.

Consistency: The value of consistency is that people know what to expect and so can act accordingly. Within a team, consistency equals reliability.

Remember,

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson

To learn more about being a successful leader and other personal development skills, we encourage you to join this year’s Youth Lead Virtual Fellowship 2021.

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Three hot digital skills you should learn in 2021

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We live in an innovative age, and sharpening one’s digital skills is Key to success. Learning new virtual skills can help become a social entrepreneur, grow your resume, and of course, have fun. Here are some digital skills you must learn;

Copywriting

Copywriting is the art of writing texts for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing. It is aimed at increasing awareness of a brand, products, web pages, ads, and promotional materials. For every good website, a skilled copywriter is needed.  Most businesses enlist the service of a Copywriter who can work remotely. Copywriters use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which requires lots of skills, which comes with mouthwatering rewards especially with the use of social media.

Web Design and Maintenance

Web design also called ‘Web Development’ is the process of creating websites. It is lucrative and requires a lot of skills like webpage layout, content creation, and graphic designs. Web designing is an exciting career for a creative mind. The Web Design Industry is constantly progressing, it, therefore, requires that websites be updated periodically. A web designer sure wouldn’t run out of jobs.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is advertising through online or digital channels such as social media and search engines. According to milkwhale.com, ‘96% of adults use social media every day, the online market is a massive place to use to one’s advantage. Digital Marketing is a skill that is highly sought over other forms of marketing due to its wider audience reach. 

Find any appealing? Learn and be proficient in at least one of the skills, It will sure give you an edge wherever you go.

Wondering where to acquire these skills?  Join the YLEAD virtual fellowship 2021. Learn these and many more skills to add to your cache of knowledge.

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Empowering Young Minds: iKapture’s Digital Skill-Up Bootcamp 2021

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The objective of the 2021 Digital Skill-up Bootcamp was to educate and equip young children aged 4 -18 with relevant 21st-century digital skills needed to thrive in the digital world today.

During the last two weeks of July, the iKapture team visited over 10 schools to sensitize students on the need for digital skills acquisition. The sensitization was also made at media houses and social media pages.

Amazingly, the 2021 DSB featured a digital Crèche with kids less than 5 years old. These young minds were trained on basic computer literacy, Microsoft Office (Word and Powerpoint) and digital communications. The Senior category (age 6 – 18) were excited to learn additional and interactive digital skills such as programming, paper prototype, whiteboard animation, HTML, WordPress and Scratch animations. Soft skills and personal skills were not left out as participants learned public speaking, team building/communication and goal setting. Due to the need to stay secure from cyber harm, the program featured a session on Cyber safety tips for kids anchored by one of our partners, the Cybersafe Foundation. In the course of the training, participants worked on various projects which were presented during the graduation celebration event.

During the graduation celebration, parents had the pleasure of excitedly watching their wards present their digital projects. One parent particularly expressed her unreserved excitement when her daughter showed her how to create a mobile application. This and many other positive reports were what we got. The celebration event was marked by gift-giving of back-to-school items and awards of certificates to the participants, volunteers and facilitators. 

During the graduation event the participants gave positive feedback, here are a few:

My favorite session at the program was the White Board Animation, I always looked forward  this class, I have become proficient In it and I look forward to learning it further next year. – Emmanuel Egwin,  DSB class of 2021

It was awesome this year, I learnt Scratch, Canva, HTML, Ebook publishing. I enjoyed myself so much, that I can’t wait for next year. –Lorayne Ike- Ibekie, DSB class of 2021

I liked all the moments at the Digital skill-up program, my favorite programs were HTML, JavaScript and CSS, I want to learn drone making next year.  – Nathan Bassey, DSB class of 2021

The heartwarming feedback will inform the offering of the 2022 Digital Skill-Up Bootcamp. At iKapture, we are more than happy to work with children towards achieving their dreams of becoming digital experts in the future.

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