Sharpen: The podcast for young professionals
Sharpen: The podcast for young professionals
Kirby Green

Episode 74: Young Professionals As Leaders with Dr. OJ Oleka

41 minutes Posted Feb 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm.
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With the right resources and given the opportunity, anyone can succeed.  That is the message that we are discussing today.  In this episode, I talk with Dr. OJ Oleka as we discuss his own personal journey and how education transformed his father’s life, and as a result, also changed his own. Because of the drastic change in his own life, this led OJ to begin to look into the systems in place and learn how education both to adults and children could drastically change the landscape for many families.

We think that the worst experiences are a direct reflection of who we are, that we are our mistakes, and that we are our worst selves.  So how do we flip that script?  How do we see the good in ourselves, and realize that everyone is highly capable?  We dive into the importance of vision and how to cast a clear vision.  In addition we discuss the importance of mentors in developing both the good in ourselves, as well as establishing a vision.

Lastly we talk about stepping into leadership roles, and leading, even in small areas, it begins to snowball and we begin to see other opportunities around us that we can lead in.  One thing typically does lead to another.  If you have a goal of leading a business, start asking what it looks like to lead in that specific role.  Then ask how or what you can do right now to make strides towards that end goal.

Questions asked:

What impactful work have you been a part of?

Where did your vision from an early age stem from?

How do you think about your purpose?

How do you develop such a clear vision?

Topics covered:

Effective  means for ending  poverty.

How education can change the trajectory of someone’s future.

Applying what you have learned to train others.

How to create vision.

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