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FEEDBACKING IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

It always gets interesting when the workplace gives teams some form of scenes and happenings that keep memories alive. There are attention-grabbing scenes of insubordination, authority usurping, power show-offs, shoulder-padding bosses, baby- raving bosses, intolerant-unforgiving colleagues, infighting for favour senior managers, never-do-much junior officers, drama-staging employees, corporate corner gossips, squabbling snitching support employees, ego-seeking middle-level …

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HOW TO GIVE EFFECTIVE PROGRESSIVE FEEDBACK

Central to the discussion on feedback is communication. Without appreciating communication as a powerful tool to leadership, feedback will become unilateral and probably without value. In other words, feedbacking is a two-way street.  It involves sharing, listening and action. Feedbacking obviously goes through the communication process. An intent must be expressed. That expression must be …

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FEEDBACKING AS A 21ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP TOOL

Feedbacking is a key leadership skill. Effective leaders equip themselves with the art of feedbacking. To the point, feedbacking is an art, a skill and a managerial tool used to engage colleagues on specific matters, for example, on performance, and how colleagues should do better. Leaders who give timely, appropriate, descent, good and constructive feedback, …

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DELEGATION AND THE HERTZBERG’S TWO-FACTOR THEORY

Reflections and discussions in line with the decisions we make during delegation within the leader-follower situation interactional framework, leave us without doubts that the consequences of good or bad delegation outcomes are foretold. Early thoughts do not fully suggest that delegation motivates (even though many authors propose that it should). Nonetheless Welch & Welch (2005), …

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APPLICATION OF MOTIVATION THEORIES TO DELEGATION

Inasmuch as many leadership authors and gurus vary opinions on delegation at the workplace, discussions on leader- follower motivation techniques most often than not do have special routines in influencing colleagues at work and in fixing situations as they arise. Reviewing some of the popular motivation theories as they pertain to leader-follower relationship journey within …

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TO DELEGATE OR NOT TO DELEGATE

Many perspectives and precepts on delegation have been discussed in nuggets from previous episodes. Consistently, employees argue that a good delegation process must lead to recognition if not a reward (Hughes et al 2015). Interestingly, a temporary retreat by leaders sometimes lead followers on, subconsciously. Positioning leadership within the leader- follower- situation interactional framework in …

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UNTOLD STORIES IN DELEGATION

Delegation is a powerful tool used in preparing leaders as always hinted (Pearson, 2019, Hughes et al, 2015). In effect, followers must embrace delegation on their leadership development journey with doses of smiles. Followers are groomed and shaped through delegation (Maxwell, 2013). Although delegation frees leaders’ time to focus on strategic initiatives, every leader delegates …

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