Memoir of a Brand Manager (Part 14)

August 20, 2019
Visitors have accessed this post 612 times.

Joy-Ride : Career Lessons

My career in marketing started 29 years ago in July 1990 when I joined Cadbury Nigeria as a Management Trainee. 

Photo below was taken in 2018 in the room where I had the final interview three weeks prior to resumption, on a day that happened to be my birthday, with then Planning Director who subsequently became Managing Director, Bunmi Oni, MON.  

It’s been a roller-coaster ride!!!

It’s It’s been a roller-coaster ride since then, and I’m grateful to God, family, friends, mentors, role models, acquaintances, associates, and ‘foes’(😊) for the joy and learning. 

Some of what I have learnt in the past 29 years:

  • Learn as much as you can
  • Pursue excellence: good is not good enough;
  • Be humble; grow from your mistakes, aka fail forward;
  • Collaborate; get out of your comfort zone; be bold; be decisive; build networks; have sounding boards;
  • Be authentic: be the best version of yourself; own your career;
  • Grow your leadership skills; integrity counts; growth is a process; leverage your strengths, address your weaknesses;
  • Spend and invest wisely: get a financial advisor, if need be; time and chance happens;
  • Take time out to recreate; don’t pursue career growth at expense of family;
  • Put your trust in God.

Author – Lampe Omoyele


  1. Muyiwa Akande - August 22, 2019

    Great job sir. I just used one of these lessons as my daily thought on Facebook this morning

    • Lampe - August 23, 2019

      Thank you.

  2. Uju - August 30, 2019
  3. Uju - August 30, 2019

    Leverage your strength, address your weaknesses.
    Thank you sir.

    • Lampe Omoyele - September 6, 2019

      (Y) Thank you Uju.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.