Name: Ehizojie Blossom Iroegbu
Title: Lead Consultant
Organisation: Evolveedge Consult Ltd
Blossom Iroegbu is a Training professional, Project Manager, data analyst, and Management and Development Consultant she wears so many caps because of her love for knowledge and her passion for impacting others in skills development or cooperative training for workplace professionals. She currently runs Eveolve Edge Consult Ltd.
A Management training and development firm located in Abuja, FCT, the federal capital city of Nigeria. She is certified as a trainer with the International Finance Cooperation, an arm of the World Bank as an IFC-LPI TPMA Trainer and instructional designer, and also with the Centre for Management Development, a government institution that regulates management practices in Nigeria. She is married and has 2 daughters.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Ehizojie's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
The ability to have loyal followers. someone else always takes them from me
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I am a born leader as I have observed. right from my young days in elementary school, I was always selected to lead my pairs. up till now, I have always been assigned a role or several that entails great responsibilities
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I wake up early before 5 am times, commune with my God till 6 am. and start preparing for the day. if my daughters would be going to school, I get their stuff ready. then I clean the house and make breakfast and lunch for my children. when I am done with these, I bathe them feed them, and drop them off at school.
Sometimes when my husband is at home, he assists me. when I am done serving everyone their meals, I do my breakfast and head up to my home office where I do my research and prepare my training sessions. If I have any training to handle for that day, I head over to the venue or log online and meet my training participants. before 4 pm, I am done for the day and head back home where I meet with my children and husband, We chat a little or I go and rest a little before I head into the kitchen to prepare dinner. we all have our dinner. I bathe my children and take mine also and we head to bed. if there is any other training for the next day, I look at the materials I have put together, or if I am meeting up with a client, I try to prepare for the meeting. say my prayers and I am asleep by 1 am at the latest.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
The last Project manager job I handled with the Ministry of Labor and Employment for a government Agency in Nigeria.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The stories of men and how they related with God and how they led God's people. e, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, M David, Esther, etc.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Live for Posterity
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
How an organization did not support me when it came to handling my subordinates.