Creating our Bold New Normal It is possible to create a new Africa. An Africa where everyone has the right opportunities to prosper. With new visions, positive utterances and a renewed mindset we can create prosperity. With this mission at heart, Lucy Quist is starting a series of engagements on creating new visions and taking bold steps
The Pan-African Weekend is an action-packed three-day event which highlights the achievements and success stories emerging each year from the pan-African diaspora. Lucy Quist joined this year’s event in New York city which was organised to empower, inform, and entertain its audience.
When we are starting out in our careers we are mostly grateful to have a job – an opportunity to start on the career ladder. If we have been fortunate, our early career may seem to fully align with our ambition. Sometimes, it may not be the case. Yet no opportunity is wasted – I
Today I start a series of posts capturing my recent interaction on #TheBoldNewNormal where I specifically focused on millennial careers. What will be some of the key factors that determine sustainable career success for the next generation? As I prepared for the talk I looked up who the world calls a millennial.
The next destination for The Bold New Normal Tour was the Africa Internship Academy, a self-sustaining social enterprise that prepares students and connects leading African employers with diverse qualified talents. Lucy Quist’s interaction, this time focused on building sustainably successful careers by Africa’s millennials in Africa.
The second event of Lucy Quist’s The Bold New Normal Tour was held at Workshed; a co-working space for young entrepreneurs located in Accra that dedicates itself to enabling business growth. Here Lucy focused on business and shared her thoughts and insights on the impact young entrepreneurs can make on the continent through scalable businesses. She was
How do you compete in a competitive market? How do you manage stakeholders? How do you distinguish yourself and stand out in a crowded market place? Listen to Lucy’s discussion on these and more with Kojo Yankson on Joy fm:
I had the privilege of doing my MBA at INSEAD. I am honoured that this month I am featured in the alumni magazine. Today I share this article to encourage every young business woman trying to make a life and build a career. I also share it with all the young men who will be
What do you talk about when you meet a class of post-graduate mathematical science students? That was the question that played on my mind when I was invited to spend an evening with the students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda.
Sometimes we are mentored by one single statement that makes a lasting impression. Many years ago I had a school mate called Miss F. It was not until I made friends with another lady called Miss G that I would get to know Miss F much better. Through Miss G I got to know Miss
My son recently attended a leadership development workshop. When he returned I asked him what the most important lesson of Leadership was from his day away. He thought for a moment and said ‘Resilience! I learnt that to succeed as a leader I need to be resilient’. For a day’s work I thought that was
Realisation, beginnings and hope. Sometimes what we experience as falls are times of strengthening. Down times we need to savour because the next big leap in our journey is approaching. One of my favourite Bible characters is Joseph son of Jacob.
Our weaknesses can present opportunities for us to acquire new strengths. If like me you deal with children you would have experienced their amazing world of natural abilities. One aspect of their development I find most fascinating is how they overcome their gaps and develop skills in areas they would rather avoid.
Left or right? Forward or sideways. One of the greatest gifts of life is having the option to choose what we do. Sometimes we forget that we have the power to make a choice. We too easily allow ourselves to go with the flow because that is where the wind seems to be blowing.
‘It is not the smartest or the strongest who survive, it is the most adaptable’. I heard this earlier in the week and have pondered the words for days. As I set out cycling on the roads of Accra I was invariably faced with the challenge of navigating some smooth roads and some bumpy roads.
Sometimes in life being still is absolutely what we need to do. If you are an extrovert like me that can be easier said than done. One of the ways in which I have learnt to be more still when needed is to observe and learn from introverts. I know many and I admire their
Realisation, beginnings and hope. At this time of the year I like to take stock of what has been and what is to be. Over the weekend I went back to my book of ideas and aspirations. I have had these kinds of books for years. The most recent one was started in 2010.
I love the word grit. It is all about perseverance and passion for our long term goals. When I hear it I literally think of the many times when determination has meant gritting my teeth just to keep going.