New Book: ‘VALUE SHIFT’ by Dr. Henry Akintunde
New book: ‘VALUE SHIFT’ by Dr. Henry Akintunde Reveals Rare Insights Inspired By Experiences Gathered From Learning From The Best Of The Two Worlds.
The book which was launched on the 5th March, 2022 at the Southern Sun Hotels, Ikoyi, Lagos, had in attendance people from all walks of life.
With his latest book, Value Shift, author Dr. Akintunde delivers heart warming wrenching true stories gathered from his experiences living in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, with emphasizes on value systems and practices that have been counter-productive to the development of the African continent while proffering alternative progressive value systems that every African society should imbibe.
What’s good about this book particularly, is that it does not only highlights the perennial questions as regard the current state of the African society but Dr. Akintunde has been able to identify and bring to fore, important aspect which ideally correlates with reality as he carefully elucidate in it’s simplicity from chapter 1, where he explores Africa’s most popular beliefs and their validity based on evidence, which has kept the continent under-developed over the years.
In chapter 2, The author points out some of the strong and progressive cross cultural value systems and practices of African societies that Africans have come to be known and respected for, in other parts of the world. He explains that these values should form the building blocks for Africa’s development.
Chapter 3 clearly x-rays some of the value systems exhibited by current political leaders in Africa and how these value systems have prevented the growth and development of Africa. It also highlights the value systems that African leaders or anyone aspiring to political leadership must imbibe in order to move their nations forward.
In Chapter 4, Dr. Akintunde emphasizes on the value driven society where every society gets the kind of leaders it deserves because leaders are chosen from among the people. He further emphasizes on value systems and practices that have been counter-productive to the development of the African continent while also proffering alternative progressive value systems that every African society should imbibe.
The need for a value driven Organization is highlighted by the author in chapter 5. Some inhibitive Organizational value systems prevalent to many Organizations in Africa is been highlighted. He also highlights progressive Organizational values and how these will increase staff productivity and overall growth of the Organization.
Chapter 6; This chapter focuses on the need for every African nation to evolve an overriding value system for their respective nations, with a focus on Nigeria.
Chapter 7; This concluding chapter of the book is a call to action for the reader. This chapter discusses five practical steps and examples of how the reader can take the principles discussed in this book from rhetoric to action.
See some of the Photos from the Value Shift book launch.
Some of The Quotes in The book’ VALUE SHIFT by Dr. Henry Akintunde
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Henry Akintunde is a General Practitioner (Family Doctor), Author, Speaker and Pastor. He is one of six partners in a UK town practice with about 12,000 registered patients. Henry’s main professional interest is in Medical Education. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Primary Care Training Programme Director (TPD) and an MRCGP Examiner.
He is also a tutor in General Practice for Medical Colleges of the Universities of Oxford, Leicester and Warwick, one who believes in adding value to people and helping them multiply their results.
Married to Jumoke and blessed with children.