It was all commendations, encomiums and camaraderie at the book launch of Ismail Tiamiyu, the Team Lead of Research and Development at FarmKonnect, Nigeria. The book launch held virtually on Zoom was attended by experts, business leaders and colleagues of the author.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the Occasion, Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe, commended the author for choosing to document the focus of the book for generations to come. While painting a clearer picture of the focus of the book, Moral Licensing Syndrome, the Harvard Business Review writer said it is a common phenomenon among those he called rainmakers, that is people who bring in the money for companies, organizations as a result feel entitled. He praised the author for confronting the problem headlong by writing on it.
The Chief Launcher, Mr Azeez Oluwole Saheed who is CEO and Founder of FarmKonnect, Nigeria, also applauded the author for his efforts on the book at this age when so many young people are wasting away time on social media. He acknowledged Ismail Tiamiyu as a hardworking young man who enjoys knowledge sharing. He particularly praised his learning ability which made him to capture two workplace experiences as illustrations in the book.
While narrating the circumstances behind the book publishing, Ismail Tiamiyu asserted that he was motivated to write the book because of his exposure both at FarmKonnect, Nigeria and the clarity he got during his mini MBA training at the Tekedia Institute. He said he was intrigued by the concept of Moral Licensing Syndrome and made moves to understand it in order to proffer solutions. According to the author, his aim was to assist employers, administrators and human resource managers deal with the syndrome in the workplace.
The reviewer, Lara Yeku, who is the Head of Human Resources, Flour Mills Nigeria PLC gave kudos to the author for turning his observations and experiences into learning opportunities for the world. A certified author herself, Yeku endorsed the book for its relevance to the HR profession as the discipline involves people management towards organizational achievements. She also said that one of the problems that may likely happen in the workplace is Moral Licensing Syndrome. Thus, she appreciated Ismail for his efforts at tackling one of the major workplace issues.
Other co-launchers who made significant contributions to the launching included Engr. Ismail Abiodun Hamzat, Team Lead Deepwell Operation, Shell; Mr. Sheriff Popoola, HR Executive, 9Mobile Nigeria; Mr. Mobolaji Bamidele, a John Maxwell Certified Coach and Public Speaker. The event was also graced from across the world with people joining the event from the US, Kenya and Nigeria.