Failed Leadership in Nigeria Company. The Biography of a Genius in Line with Autobiography of Group.A Business Prose Top Executives and Fortune 500

Organizational Crisis is part of a normal life. Sometime when crisis happen in our personal and professional life, tracing the sources would be somehow difficult. Where did I go wrong? Who could be behind this office drama? Could it be colleague at work? Could it be from external sources. Or is it coming from top management? But believe me most company crisis is being sponsored within. It has an internal hand in it. But we need to learn not to Trust Anyone in our workplace. It is people who knows you well that can set you up. There is no smoke without fire.

Our mafia voiced out movie wise; “This genius has work with us for a very long time. And he is becoming powerful day by day. He is very good in his job role. If we continue to keep him on this seat, he might likely take over us. If he takes over us our job would be at stake. Because we knew nothing about this job. The only thing we know so well on this job is our own selfish interest, how we can make money, how we can use people to our advantage, how we can run the affair of our clique, how we can spoil the image of anyone that try to grow in our company and we can do things in the wrong way that the management did not see as being wrong. So, we would need to send a member of team called Mr. Superman to frustrate the life of this Genius.”

Do your company set their own employee up when they are fed up with them? What is the gain in it? What do they derive? Numbers of managers have been set up and have been push out of their workplace through force accusation. Some have been chased out of their workplace due to the fact that the business owner feel he should hate them. And some have been sacked on the ground of dating their boss girlfriend which folks in the HR unit should have work on both the boss and the employees. And take the necessary disciplinary action. While some have been forced to leave job because the business owner doesn’t want to pay gratuity, or compensation or cannot continue maintain the employee salary. Some want to cut cost by looking for cheaper by the dozens.

The guys that work in Total Quality Management are not doing their work to the fullest. They are being controlled by Mafia. And so many managers too are in the act of not discharging their duties beyond the jurisdiction of their godfathers. Our workplace issues are becoming worst by the day. There is limit to which we exhibit candor. Power is being seen like a birthright. And we are running company like the way our politician run National affair in the country. Greed coupled with corruption.

Let us send a lady to meet this genius for a transaction. If he failed to do it, we would sanction him. And if he attends to the lady, we would raise an allegation that he has made a mistake on his job. The mistake would be tagged and it would cost him his job. We just want this Genius out of the system before it too late”

“We don’t have anything to offer him. There is no transfer neither do we have promotion for him in our space of work”.

Genius: “Madam we would not be able to proceed with this transaction. We need to do what is right as stipulated by the management and regulation. And attempt to do contrary would be a mistake to our company image and revenue. It may lead to sanction”.

The lady being sent by these gang insisted she must do it. That Genius must do it for her. The scene looks very suspicious. She put on a mini skirt and almost go half naked to seduced Genius. But Genius is too discipline. Common. The Mr. Superman even confessed at some point that he has been sending numerous people to come to that branch to carry our fake transaction but it hasn’t been working for them as a group. Their aim is to look for fault and get rid of genius and may be his team.

Genius is a good manager and very effective in the way he handles corporate life. But it is very hard to win group. No one individual can win Government or a state.

Genius was invited by guys in the TQM or Quality Assurance. The Super man too was there. They set up video and camera. They record every conversation. They gave him a warning form to fill and sign. All in the name of not attending to someone they sent to him for set up purpose! This is the crazy things that are going on in modern days company unnoticed. A visionary person suffered hard to form a business. All her efforts on business is not being followed instead they form company in a company as if it is their personal efforts that form the corporation. I doubt if that is how they behave in the Head of Office of this firm. The people at the head office are professional. At least 40% of them. That’s fair enough.

You would see how companies maltreat Nigerian graduate as if they are in the factory. They would deduct their staff salary for offence that is not justified. They give people suspension. They do work without pay pattern. They downgrade someone heading a unit to be a follower and uplift their girl friend over the other person. And if you see this group, they have nothing meaningful to offer in business. They only join company just because of monetary value. They can not define the process of work and not to talk of solving critical company’s problems.

Countless set up and issues coming on and on to the Genius. You see when issue in the workplace is getting too much for a manager it brings creativity for him. Problem make us a better person. But a point would come whereby you would want to call it quit. How do intend to concentrate at work when the people you work and co-work with are having hatred towards you?

It is very difficult to get rid of someone who is following company policies and procedures. They said we should have honesty and integrity. They said we should respect the clients. They said we should speak up on issue that matters in the company. And yet they are d0ing the reverse.

Genius: “Hello Superman, is there anyone you don’t like in my team? Why are you sabotaging our effort and your effort? Why bringing all your relative to work? Why are you doing all this set up of a thing?

Superman: I think I would take note of the word “sabotage”.

The Superman has another female colleague. She is very gifted in insulting staff. She was trained to look down on people. she said this to Genius “You guys have terrible attitude”

In abroad I don’t really know if great company insult their own staff. Are these guys trained to insult people in the workplace?

Every angle we have tried to chase Genius out has failed. He is too good on his job. He comes to work on time. He is dependable. He is gifted. He does what is right. He has loyalty.

The time to promote The Genius is approaching. They have to do everything faster to make sure he is out of the system.

How much are they really paying Genius? The salary is nothing to write home about. You are working. The company is growing and your kitchen is not improving. And still those at top level still feel they should still hate.

It was actually large group of people that work towards the great resignation of the Genius. One of them volunteer his girl friend for a set up mission. And all the things they do failed not to work on the genius. It was a lady that they later used. All because of work and they went this extra mile! Money is a very strong thing to human. The lady was sponsored to do this. You can imagine how guys in the distribution unit can use souvenir to buy the loyalty of group of people in a social setting like family. To the extent that they make it to look like a case. Or should I say a marriage dispute? It was a very interesting drama.

They said the Genius was involved in romance with their member. The lady is their member. It was so complicated as they made it to be.

It takes someone who knows you well to communicate your weakness to someone. Many of us have been sleeping with our enemy. We are trusting the wrong person. Many of us have been in the wrong circle in and out of our workplace.

There are issues that cannot be reported in our company. If you report you report your line manager to his manager. You would be surprised that his manager is even his advisor on the act you are reporting. They are working together informally. Because both are semi-professional. That report you made would even make your issue to get worst in the company. Job title is not truly real. A regional manager is a low rank staff in disguise. Someone appointed him there. Even if he is a regional manager there is limit to which he can correct the affair of the dangerous group.

Their body language speaks it; they did the set-up of The Genius amongst themselves. All in the name of job. Many people envy we guys that work in the corporate without putting into consideration the heavy politics, drama of hatred and racism we faced there.

A sincere person working in this kind of business is a point of attack and or attraction. They blocked Genius official line. Why? I don’t know. Reason could be that they want to make false insurance claim. Corruption in action. They forced him to resign from the system. They wanted it documented and if possible as they want it, they said he should back date the resignation letter. So that they would not make necessary payment or for whatever reason well known to them.; Those guys are too funny.

The sky changed. The end of an era. Everything that has starting point has an end. Steve Job was fired in a company he co-founded. Genius was pushed out of the work space he helps to build. Building revenue and raising team. There are guys that work tirelessly without going for annual leave for years. Anytime they requested for leave business owners or bosses who asked them to hold on till when things would stabilize. They would deceive them that they would be financially compensated.

There is much to life than work.

Family is everything. But we need to chase career in other to buy ice cream. Money keeps friends.

When life becomes difficult you would realize that family is better than work. Few friends with sincerity would be there.

Customers are not your friend. Friends and Family that have sincerity would stay. Family is the key.

What advise do you have for young professionals? I am short of ideas.

What can you do differently if you find yourself in this evil system? I don’t hope to be in that system again. Not even my enemy. They are not fair to people. every manager left there 0n the ground of quarrelling, conflict and dispute. There has discrimination of this contract versus employee. Vendor versus staff.

As it is in all things. Karma work slowly. Karma is very nice. Karma catches you at the spot. Randomly or whatever way it chooses to.

The evil that business owners do lives with them. At the end the life of the state is longer than the people in it. Organization is society. It has its own means. Organization is not a means to an end. The end justifies the means. Everyone would leave that company when the time come. I know gang would always breed bad gangs, that culture has been instilled.

The silent one. The one that stab and claimed she or he is not looking. These are the characters in the comic in multinational firms. Getting rid of them is very hard. They are trained and breaded. Their loyalty is not to the brand but to the Capone who direct their affairs.

The bad treatment employee receive in Nigeria is not good. There are companies in Africa that doesn’t take shit from foreigners. A foreigner would call an African workers monkey and still be smiling. I believe every expatriate and or foreigners be it black or white came into to Africa to look for money. If Africa is not good let them make their money abroad.

The worst of it is when you see black man suffering in his own land. You see a Black man telling foreigners how to bad best to treat the average Nigerian workers. Pay them poor salary. Give them extensive work hours. Punish them for mistakes. Sleep with their women in exchange for a pea nut salary. Deny them of their bonus like pension and insurance. Pay them what would not last them till month end; so that they can borrow and be indebted to us. But the government knows about the minimum wage. And the government knows about the daily spending of the common man. So, what is the job of the Labor Union?

Everything about our companies seems interesting. Because they should always be asking themselves if they are doing the right thing. Employees that are leaving your company would never forgive you. They still constitute your customer base. But it just so funny that some companies can never change.

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Freelance Content Writer on multiple projects. Experienced Business Development Exec with years of experience in Sales and Marketing.

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