Welcome to Kanselor University. Today we are going to be looking at the lessons that African business owners can learn from the massive Nigeria lose to south African in the African nations cup qualifier.
The lessons from Nigeria lose to South Africa are not only vital to business owners but are also crucial to you as you develop your career.
- PAST SUCCESS IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUTURE OR PRESENT SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES - Nigeria lose to South Africa was because the Nigerian team just assumed that because they had defeated the south Africans so many time, that they were going to repeat the same feat. But the south Africans game them the shocker of their lives by thrashing them 2-0 in Nigeria. In business, because you have won the marketing battle against a competitor before does not mean you will win them with the next battle. A leading company CEO said he starts to call for an emergency meeting when he starts to hear that his team is the best in the industry because it tell him that another team from another company is focused on knocking him out of business
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- BETTER PREPARATION WILL DEFEAT TALENT - In Nigeria lose to South Africa, One of the things that the South African team had going for them was a better prepared team. Though Nigeria had a better talented team but they failed to prepare very well. There is nothing that gives better advantage like better preparation. No matter the amount of resources your competitor has at his or her disposal, all you need to knock him out is to be better prepared than he is.
- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE BALL - Its the ball and the direction its moving that counts not the skills of your opponent. This was what Nigerian players failed to understand that resulted in Nigeria lose to South Africa. As long as the South Africans could keep the ball moving constantly in the direction of Nigeria's goal post, it was only a matter of time before it went into the post. In business, its vitally important that you know what the critical success driving factors are and keep all your attention focused on them. This is because other non important factors will also be contending for your attention and just like the South African team, its by focusing your attention on the ball that you can have a better chance of winning the game