Obroni’s Mind: A letter to Bola – change your attitude and I’ll resign

Dear Bola Ray, with joy I received the message of you bowing out of hosting the Drive Time show. 15 years of holding on is indeed worth celebrating. Surely, you have grown above your limits.

I told myself, finally a young chap will have the opportunity to tap into Bola’s glory. Yea you have held on for far too long. I was thinking you would not be actively involved in broadcasting after assuming the position of a Chief Executive Officer. I expected you to act all boss and allow your employees do the bidding but hell no, you fought with us on the battlefield for our target in the audience share. A CEO whom I can ignore and call a colleague because we were all presenters at a point.

An act that taught me why I cannot relent on my oars. How can I be complacent or lazy when the CEO is busy meeting his target?

Our listeners might not be privy to your managerial skills, but they could judge your presentation skills. They call you the finest. The passion and zeal of which you executed your drive show left many wondering. Who exactly is Bola?

The tenacity of which you deliver your speeches during staff meetings has always been amazing. You really know when to be a boss and when to be a colleague. Splendid!
Bola, as we witnessed you changing lanes which probably is to give you the full concentration on managing EIB as it keeps expanding, your employees are worried. Do you dream of changing your attitude too?

We certainly hope not.

Your attitude is us (employees) and we are your attitude.

Many are dreaming and yearning to join the EIB movement because the leader is human.

Ninety-five per cent of those who are with the movement now, are still in, because of the leader. Several of those who have left still keep the spirit of EIB alive in them because of the leader.

And the leader is you – Bola.

You treat your staff with the utmost respect they deserve. Even when angered, you are cautious with your words. Respect is and has always been paramount to you.

Humility is like a religion to you. Bola, you are synonymous to humility. You define it.

I remember when you once told me, ‘Maame Broni if you need me, I am just an SMS, whatsapp message or a phone call away from you’.

Trust me, it’s a great feeling for your CEO to call and check up on you. It is amazing when he responds to your unofficial messages within minutes. It’s heartwarming when he shares in your jokes.

The intermittent gifts you splash on workers, extending a helping hand in our difficult moments (well I will be coming for help in a few days), being a counsellor and a motivator keep our hopes alive.

Your workers are not scared to approach you. We hardly notice when you disagree with us because you do it professionally and gently.

Please don’t blush yet and kindly stop growing a swollen head because you know that wouldn’t be good for all of us ‘Mr. Headmaster’.

Hahahhahahha I run enter Platinum Heights. ‘Mada deep koraa’.

The Starr FM drive lane you just changed has been accepted but please if you are dreaming of changing your attitude, don’t wake up, continue dreaming of employing new staff because many of us would leave before you come back to reality.

You change, we quit. Call it blackmail or threat Boss, but we mean it. (I forgot you don’t want to be addressed as Boss or Sir, you always want to be called Bola)
Human resource managers will tell you employee retention is better than recruitment so to keep your employees, you can’t change your attitude.

You are the best and you are the man.

Yes he is my Chief Executive Officer. The Boss who is a friend to many. The optimistic and results-oriented man. Well, he is the definition of hardwork.

His name is Kwabena Anokye Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray. Yes that is the man but hey, you can call him the ‘Headmaster’ and he will gladly embrace you because humor is his middle name.

Long live Bola Ray!!!

Long Live EIB Network!!!

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