Dr Godwyns Agbude began his academic pursuit in Philosophy, researching into the concept of the State in Plato and Aristotle’s Political Thought. He graduated as one of the best students in his set. After that, he proceeded for his Masters’ degree in Philosophy, researching in Business Ethics. His pursuit at this level was to understudy the idea of morality in business enterprises. With his dissertation, he called for the service paradigm as the most authentic requirement in business success as against the warfare paradigm. For him, corporate Machiavellianism is a dangerous ideology in business unlike Macintyrian Capitalsim. He judiciously utilized Kant’s categorical imperative and the African concepts of sympathetic impartiality and humanistic ethical paradigm as the moral grounds for good business. The uniqueness of his research is that he exposed the need for humanistic ethical imperative in business which interfaces with service paradigm.
Dr. Agbude pursued his academic quest to the PhD level where he exposed the development agenda in all revolutions while researching in Amilcar Lopel Cabral with the title: Revolution and Development and Amilcar Cabral’s Political Thought. While several scholars had worked on Cabral’s ideologies, Dr. Agbude discovered that his development thoughts have not been explored. This gap in literature is filled with his outstanding PhD thesis. With his PhD thesis, he unearths the failure of the development strategies in Africa, the leadership crisis and question and above all the way forward for the continent.
Aside his B.A, M.A, and PhD, Dr. Agbude has several Certificates in Leadership; two Certificates in Management; two Certificates in Conflict Studies. He also has Certificates in Positive Psychology, Film Making among others. He is a Leadership and Personal/Organizational Development Coach, Philosopher, Political Theorist, Business Ethicist, Positive Psychologist, Poet, Publisher, Scriptwriter, Music/Movies Producer/Director. He has over thirty publications in national and international journals in the areas of Politics, Business and Leadership. He is a multi-talented and multi-skillful researcher. He works with a team of intellectuals, researchers and consultants in developing positive leaders and organizational growth/development.
As a Movie Maker, he is the Trainer/Director/Producer for Charis Films and Godwyns Agbude Studios with documentaries, musical videos, leadership training videos, short films, featured films and TV series to the credits of both production outfits.
Dr Godwyns Agbude taught Politics and Leadership courses in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, till he voluntarily resigned.
He is also the Founder/Executive Director/Chief Executive Researcher of a Leadership and Entrepreneurial laboratory known as CHARIS SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND BUSINESS [A registered Leadership and Business School] where he researches, blogs, writes, trains and coaches on Leadership Development, Organizational Conflict Management and Personal/Organizational Growth. He is the author of books such as “Invitation to Great Leadership”, “Ten Commandment of Money”, Negotiating Your Way To Greatness” and “Leadership Begins at Home”. He is married to Joy, an Educational Psychologist with two children: Daniel Adeboye and Grace Oluwaferanmi.
Godwyns Ade’ Agbude, [PhD]
Certificates in: Leadership; Management; Conflict Studies;
Positive Psychology; Scriptwriting; Diploma in Drama;
B.A, M.A (Philosophy), PhD (Political Science)
These are few of the Outstanding Research works he has published
- Leadership, Social Identity and the Politics of Underdevelopment in Africa.
- Amilcar Cabral’s Notes on the Impasses to Africa’s Development.
- Ethics of Development: Kant and Cabral’s Pragmatic Contributions.
- African Politics and Hegel’s Concept of the State.
- Ethical Leadership, Corruption and Irresponsive Governance: Rethinking the African Dilemma.
- The Humanistic Imperative in African Politics.
- Deconstructing Politics in Africa: The Resurgence of Service Paradigm.
- Rethinking Good Governance: African Politics at a Cross Road.
- Political Culture and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria.
- Leadership on Trial: The Existentialist Assessment.
- Innovative Pathways for Effective E-Governance in Africa: The Imperative of Authentic Leadership.
- Miguel De Unamuno and the Political Rhetoric of Counterterrorism: A Paradigmatic Lesson for Africa.
- Amilcar Cabral and the Development Paradigms in Africa: Revisiting the Earlier Strategies for the African Union.
- Kant’s Categorical Imperative and the ‘Business’ of Profit Maximization: The Quest for Service Paradigm.
- Enthroning Responsible Governance in Africa: An Appeal from Adam Smith and Traditional African Morality.
- Corporate Machiavellianism and MacIntyrian Capitalism: The Battle for the Soul of Business.
- The Psychological Imperatives in Political Processes in Nigeria.
- The Leadership Question in Africa: A Kantian Contribution.
- And lots more