#1 Winner (Gold Medal), Business Category
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Be A Change Agent: Leadership in a Time of Exponential Change by Dr. Dele Ola, published by Friesen Press, challenges us to be that change agent for such dynamic times as we live today. Change is inevitable and it is a moving target. Dr. Ola teaches how to be effective in management in any field as we respond to change. He provides insights to the workplace traditional systems as we know them, provides simple tools and assessments to analyze where you are at, and offers insights as to where the marketplace of the future lies. His inspirational tips drawn from his vast experience add depth to understanding his principles for us all to embrace in our landscapes. His vision is to develop change agents, that's you and me, that will challenge the status quo and take change into the future. This book should be integrated into our schools globally. It's that good!
-- Next Generation Indie Book Awards Judge
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Dr. Dele Ola, P.Eng., is an award-winning author, a change leader, a seasoned public speaker, and an accomplished professional engineer. He has assisted a large number of businesses to adopt new innovative processes and technologies that significantly improved their competitiveness. He has taught and mentored individuals and groups in the areas of communication, leadership, and interpersonal relationships. Dele is passionate about corporate leadership, personal growth, skills development, and technology innovation.
Dr. Ola started his career in the management consulting industry when he joined Accenture, a global Fortune 500 company. He moved into the field of applied research in aerospace and manufacturing at Red River College, one of Canada’s premier polytechnic institutes, where he became the Director of the Technology Access Centre for Aerospace and Manufacturing.
Dr. Ola earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2016 Research Excellence BRAVO Award. He also received the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award from Toastmasters International.
As an active leader within Canada’s innovation and applied research ecosystem, Dr. Ola continues to lead change in his work. His vision is to develop change agents that will challenge the status quo and take charge of the future.