The Importance of Wise Decisions

Decision-making is inevitable in life. Whether we like it or not, we make decisions on a daily basis. The results of some are subtle, while others have pronounced effects. Either way, our decisions have consequences. Even when we decide not to make any decision, we have just made one by not deciding.

In The Importance of Wise Decisions, authors Robert Ackerman and J. Ibeh Agbanyim outline steps on how to be conscious of our decision-making. They offer a collection of real-life examples and explore how they permeate the world of work and relationships. You can learn how to make healthy decisions, embrace leader humility, and promote shared leadership through decision-making. Faulty decisions might lead to making poor judgments that reverberate throughout our lives. Our decision-making abilities determine our course of action personally, at work, in our interactions with people, and our relationships.

This guide provides a practical approach to improving the quality of decision-making and thereby succeeding in every area of life.


Fear: A Healthy Emotion If Well Managed

Fear is powerful, and it has a presence in whatever we do in life-whether that is passing our exams, keeping peace in our homes, or simply adjusting to the constantly changing world. In Fear, author J. Ibeh Agbanyim offers a guidebook that portrays fear as a healthy emotion-as long as it is well managed. Demonstrating practical ways that fear can work in our favor instead of working against us, Agbanyim focuses on the importance of using fear as a healthy emotion to achieve goals on a daily basis. He discusses techniques for believing in constructive fear, evaluating the quality of fear, adjusting to the conditions of life, and entertaining the notion that even Jesus feared.


The Power of Engagement: How to Find Balance in Work and Life

In today’s chaotic world, we are all trying to balance work and life. But it is not easy. With constant technical distractions and work demands, it can be difficult to focus on one priority at a time. In his comprehensive guidebook, The Power of Engagement relies on the practical and relevant daily experiences of people from all walks of life in order to demonstrate power-of-engagement techniques that can be applied in relationships, social settings, and workplaces.

Agbanyim focuses on the importance of what is essential to achieving daily balance by offering techniques for incorporating intentional living and spirituality, realizing healthy relationships, making good choices, and using innate abilities to enhance an idea. Through a step-by-step process, Agbanyim offers ways to

  • create a sense of presence;
  • navigate uncertainties while focusing on the big picture;
  • perform self-inventory;
  • face the elephant in the room and discuss challenges; and
  • live a life of gratitude.

The Power of Engagement provides valuable tools, practical techniques, and sound advice for anyone willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery that leads to the ultimate goal—achieving a healthy balance in both work and life.


Think: The Foundation of Self-Awareness and Engagement

In this latest work Think: The Foundation of Self-Awareness and Engagement, J. Ibeh Agbanyim, in collaboration with Raveen Arora, expands on the precepts of his previous works and addresses the idea of metacognition or mindfulness and the potential within all of us to affect the condition of our immediate social environments. By taking basic philosophical tenets ranging from the Book of James to DesCartes, and by expanding on psychological ideas such as Jung’s “shadow aspect,” Agbanyim and Arora attempt to show us ways in which we can eradicate our default triggers of unconscious biases and actually control our reactions in the moment. To think about how we think, and to recognize when we are slaves to preconception, are the keys to unlocking the door to a more tolerant and thoughtful universe. Holding up the belief systems of icons such as Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Agbanyim and Arora define our various forms of ignorance and guide us to a healthier state of awareness and tolerance. This book is a poignant introduction to the idea of mindfulness and an eloquent beginning for those seeking talking points on behavioral change for societal advancement.


The Five Principles of Collaboration: Applying Trust, Respect, Willingness, Empowerment, and Effective Communication to Human Relationships

Relationships are built around five principles of collaboration, and when any of them are lacking, human relationships suffer.

J. Ibeh Agbanyim outlines how to apply trust, respect, willingness, empowerment, and effective communication to improve your life at home, on the job, and in social settings. Learn how to

  • promote healthy employee-management relationships in the workplace through collaboration;
  • break through walls that prevent collaboration in social settings; and
  • cultivate a healthy intrapersonal relationship by understanding your “will to meaning,” which consists of knowing the purpose you have in life and how it connects to other elements.

Failing to apply the five principles explained in this book will lead to a collaboration deficiency. By learning these principles, you’ll be equipped to achieve personal and professional success.

“No person, project, or organization is an island unto themselves. All success is the result of effective collaboration. This book is a practical guide on how to collaborate, cooperate, and succeed.”
-Jim Stovall, bestselling author of The Ultimate Gift


Journeys To Success: 20 Empowering Stories Inspired By The Success Principles of Napoleon Hill (Volume 2)

This compilation of Journeys to Success is the second volume in this extraordinary series of books. Once again Tom Cunningham brings together 20 men and women in all walks of life, from 7 different countries. Each author shares how they have used Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success in their daily lives to pursue their dreams. But these aren’t happy go lucky stories. Each author recounts their personal experiences, revealing secrets from their own journey, sacred moments of failure and the wisdom gained and the lessons learned that have allowed them to dramatically shift life’s obstacles into life changing success. “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” — Napoleon Hill Get ready for an eye-opening journey. Whatever your current circumstances or life situation, the stories in Journeys to Success: Volume 2 will deeply connect and shed light on your own personal journey to success. Authors include: Tony Rubleski, Bill Hoffmann, Fauna Hodel, Jim Shorkey, Diana Dentinger, Andreas Jones, Nigel Wall, Paul Guyon, Sophia Bailey, Norma Edmond, Ibeh Agbanyim, Tony Fevola, Ana Fontes, Craig Kulesa, Daniel Zykaj, Shaniequa Washington, Shamla Maharaj, Gina Best, Nancy Lee and Amy Thomson. Foreword by Bob Proctor Introduction by Tom “too tall” Cunningham.


Lesson Learned:
How Acceptance, Vulnerability, Forgiveness, and Compassion Make Sense to Me

I love stories, and I have collected a few over the course of my life and career that resonates with me. I’ve worked in both the public and private sectors. I’ve also wandered into others as life may have it. Each chapter here intends to tell a story in an attempt to humanize the topic without offering a concrete solution; instead, I let readers draw their own conclusions and, hopefully, find the story useful.

The lessons that I have learned over the years revolve around, how being vulnerable can be healthy for us; having compassion toward one another, and forgiving those who have wronged us are soft skills for everyday living.



“The Power of Engagement is powerful. Within the first chapter I began to feel as though Mr. Agbanyim had studied my personal and professional relationships. His evaluations and assessments really struck a chord with me. Many of the relationship concerns he touches on in this book are more clearly illuminated for me through his perspective. I have already started using many of the techniques suggested in the book to more successfully work with my employees.”
— Rob Drew/CEO – Drew Brothers Customs

“I had the pleasure of reading The Power of Engagement on a recent trip. I was so impressed with its insights that I felt compelled to read it again…more closely. The Power of Engagement should be used as a practical workplace guide for people who aspire to become managers. It will serve as a practical guide to help future managers better understand the situations they will be facing and how to successfully navigate the work environment and be recognized as a true leader.”
— Bob Ackerman/Area President – Crown Castle, Arizona USA

“The book The Power of Engagement: How to find Balance in Work and Life is indeed a very engaging, educative and informative book. Before I picked up the book to read, I had been caught up in the web of extreme job dissatisfaction as a result of Employer’s lack of commitment and engagement with its employees. I was at the verge of giving up and backing out of my job because I felt I couldn’t cope with it any longer. After I read this book, I began to see reasons why I should turn the obstacles at my job into a learning opportunity. I started to appreciate the moral value of my job and refuse to grumble or complain about the challenges. I want to recommend that this book should be a must read for everybody be you a CEO, employee, student etc., because the issues discussed in this book affects everybody. It teaches us how we can engage ourselves in what we do rather than complaining or grumbling over what and how we feel things should be done— just as the author rightly said at the summary of chapter 1 of this book “if you handle challenges from a pessimistic perspective, fear will overtake your thoughts and defeat you. But if you are optimistic, you will position yourself to expect the unexpected.” The book is very practical, easy to understand and very realistic. The examples used in this book are very practical, very common in our daily lives. Once we can read and apply the principles outlined in this book, I’m convinced that life will become more interesting and easy for us.”
— Flora Benye – Customer Service Representative


The Efficacy of Fear and Humanity

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There are No Physical Borders in the Airspace

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The Length, Breadth, and Height of Life

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Viewing life through the lens and depth from the Grand Canyon proves that life's length, breadth, and height is larger than we know it. Therefore, live life gracefully and humbly. Interestingly, while I was taking pictures at the Grand Canyon, it dawned on me that my...

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How to Become Your Own Inner Hero of Conflict

How to Become Your Own Inner Hero of Conflict

Collaboration works effectively when everyone involved in the process understands the power of the inner hero of conflict. In other words, it is extremely difficult to encourage or motivate anybody who is not self-motivated. Such motivation quickly fades away. Stephen...

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