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Wednesday, October 25, 2017



_"The most important ingredient to life and career is knowing how to go along with people."_ -Lanre Badru

I wholeheartedly identify with the best species of category of people on earth, the first call of all professionals; The Teachers! I have moral obligation to admonish and encourage you to move to etiquette zone.
In the words of Arthor Ashe, "From what we are, we can make a living. What we give however, makes a life".
As a chief education officer (CEO), you make a living and life when you move to the etiquette zone of your profession.

According to a research conducted by the Stanford Research Institute, 87.5% of money we make comes from our ability to deal with people, while 12.5% of our success for the product knowledge. I have come to the conclusion that, the most important ingredient to life and career is knowing how to go along with people. I often say to teachers, if there is one thing they must do to excel in teaching profession, it's moving to etiquette zone.

The mantra that says, "Don't judge a book by it's cover", is essentially true, because first impression last long. The school tone or the classroom tone are determined by the etiquette zone established by the teacher. The imperatives are identifying your circle of influence and relate with them with the right ethical conducts and dispositions.

Moving to etiquette zone must be intentional, without it you jeopardize not only your career but the teaching profession as a body of professionalism. You limit your potential, you risk your image and your relationship is at stake. The teachers' etiquette zone cut across classroom, school, home and society. Behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential in your dressing, teaching, communication, attitudes, telephone, etcetera.

Etiquette cuts across formal, informal and non-formal manners that are conventional usage in every setting.

I adjure every teacher and educator that desire for quantum leaps in their professional aspirations to move to etiquette zone of your profession.

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