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DELEGATION MOTIVATES?

There is a beautiful story of a young man who is believed to have served his line manager very well. Anything short of becoming the

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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

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DELEGATION GOES BAD, SOMETIMES

Followers sometimes feel leaders have veiled agenda when delegating, whereas some leaders think followers do have ulterior motives when being delegated to. Delegation doesn’t always

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DELEGATE!

Every good leader uses leadership tools to drive teams to obtain superior results (Simons, 2010). Good leaders are coaches; and a good coach develops good

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MENTOR

Inasmuch as mentees benefit from mentor-mentee relationship, mentors also reap great value. Just as mentees have responsibilities, mentors have accountabilities too. Basically, it’s a two

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MENTORING AND THE WORKPLACE

In the 1970s, businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers started paying more attention to the vital role mentors and mentoring play in grooming, developing and raising future

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MENTORING

Setting realistic goals, developing strategic B-HAGs and using the dependable GAPS analysis for personal advancement and leadership development as personal tools for growth, generate good

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EXECUTING YOUR SET GOALS

Individuals set goals. Teams and institutions set goals too. Often times, it’s not about the goals you set. It’s always about how you execute the

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FORMAL COACHING SIMPLIFIED

Same as informal coaching, the prime objective of formal coaching is always about upskilling junior colleagues.  Most often than not, special programmes are deliberately and

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COMPASSION IN EMPATHY

When Jonathan Haidt of the New York University expressed that followers’ look up to theirleaders and are inspired by their kindness because they are compassionate,

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EMPATHY IN EMPATHY

Members in your team don’t have to necessarily know you, they have to feel you! Many questions pop up in the empathy discussion and many

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EMPATHY

Empathy remains topical in authentic and servant leadership discussions. It’s a human to human skill that leaders must long for. Harvard Business Review (2017) demystified

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Self-regulation

Self-regulation takes its source from personal management and leadership models. Research works that seek to remind leaders that leadership involves higher levels of emotional intelligence

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SELF-AWARENESS

Daniel Goleman demystifies emotional intelligence to an extent that leadership authorities have no option than to reference his works from all angles in areas pertaining

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THE AMBIVERT LEADER

“If the L-F-S model in Leadership dialogue calls for leader adaptability, ambiverts are in a better place.” An ambivert is an individual with a personality

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LEADER AGILITY

” Great Leaders fall. Agile Leaders float! “ The number one quality of a 21st century leader is gradually gravitating towards agility. Things are moving

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BEYOND LEADER PERSONALITY

“You need the skill to understand the after-effects of your actions.” It’s not always about knowing the things around you. It is also about knowing

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LEADER PERSONALITY

“leaders are not qualitatively different from their followers.” A leader must have a defined personality (Manktelow et al, 2016). This should be noted. Leaders are

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STOCKTAKING

“Focus your energies on progression.” In my leadership journey and as part of research as an author and lecturer, one cardinal finding stands out. Leadership

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A STEP AWAY

“If you commit to paying attention to cynics, your step away will turn into miles.” On a homestretch, your character, passion and competence will be

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HOMESTRETCH

” it’s not about how you start the race.” There are different leadership styles and character patterns comparing leaders (either male or female). As a

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BEYOND THE GLASS CLIFF

” For women to excel in leadership situations same as men, there is the need to understand that competence, capacity, integrity, values, character and performance

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THE GLASS CLIFF

“when situations are tough and rough, institutions may look for a change of face and pace.” It is somewhat advocated that Women in Leadership positions

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Pink Leadership

The month of October reminds the world of the global customer service week. In all of it, business owners, business managers and employees are all

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One Rod One Route

The expectation always is that, the flock may go astray. But what shepherds fail to know also is that, the flock would want to get

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THE SPREAD EFFECT

I won’t try talking economics. But related to my concept of spread effect at the workplace is the economics concept of the backwash and spread

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PERSPECTIVE

Call it the viewpoint. A leader must have one. The mirage hints that, the closer you get to the picture the imagined reality, dispels. Yet

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CIRCLING

It’s sometimes proper to be contained within a circle. Being inside a circle and thinking outside the circle is actually one of the best things

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WHAT DO YOU STASH?

You can’t keep on piling issues to remain hurt always. Get those nightmares behind you and look into the future with a new energy. Learn

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CORPORATE BUGS

I am not discussing software bugs (of course I am not an expert in that space). I mean corporate bugs. The traits of bugs are

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LEADERSHIP BLUNDERS

This bite brings out some of the myths in leadership and even some of the bloopers we commit unconsciously, subconsciously and even consciously at the

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ECHOES FROM WITHIN

” Seeing the bigger picture beyond the shores and focusing on where the sea meets the sky at all times, is a beautiful mind exercise”

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Coasting

“Just when you think you don’t need anyone, that’s when you actually need someone.” If sharing the employable skills series was refreshing, brace up for

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SOLVE IT WITH TEAM

Learn to solve issues on your way to Leadership Development. Learn to deal with the bugs. You have no job if there is no problem

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SELF-MANAGEMENT

“If you can’t manage self, don’t expect anyone to entrust you with a team” This bite is about managing self at the workplace. If you

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CONFRONTING CHALLENGES

“Constantly engage issues to resolve them. Don’t breed fungi. Spray them. Don’t keep them.” A leader must be ready for this. The leader grows, preparing to

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LIFE DIES

It’s good to know this. Because when you do, you shall learn to appreciate every bit of life. Life’s good. Yeah I know, LG. No

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THE D-WORD

Often times we ignore it. But we really need it on our way towards Leadership Development. It’s good to be dedicated and committed to work.

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WHY WORRY, NO WORRIES

As humans we worry sometimes. It’s okay. But the leader will think instead of worrying. Many things happen in many ways. Why worry when you

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BE HAPPY

A leader must be happy. You just have to be happy no matter the color of the weather. Happiness is supposed to express the beautiful

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ONE LONG ROAD

On my way home from work, I listened to one of my favourite tracks by Arrested Development. This was in 2008 when my office was

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DON’T JUST STAND THERE

It’s striking. Don’t just stand there. Leaders wouldn’t just stand there and look on. Leaders will cause change to happen every time. Leaders don’t go

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MIRAGE

In your haste you’ll create waste. You need to get closer to things to tell their true colors and form. For this, I agree. At

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THE WE- FACTOR

Teamwork gets the job done. It splits responsibility. It shares the glory and makes everyone proud. Don’t be seen as the only wise man in

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THE SCHEME OF THE ANTS

This is all about the way ants live and how their living relates to teams, teamwork and Leadership Development. It’s one thing acquiring knowledge and

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SECRETARY BIRD

Welcome to the life of the secretary bird and its implication to leadership development. The secretary bird is not perceived as a leader in the

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THE SHARK

In the sea, the shark has a strong character. Just as the eagle and the lion command the air and the animal kingdom, the shark

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WE’VE COME THUS FAR

We’ve come thus far, as a people and a country. Obviously, a leader’s comforting phrase. The bigger question is; what did we come with and

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THE EAGLE

Many literatures have shared a lot on the character of the eagle. In our pursuit to the top, we need doses of the Eagle’s approach

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THE LION

Away from the hunter, the Lion gives us some interesting leadership lessons. Kindly allow me to personify the Lion because he is a King and

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THE HUNTER

Talk about the hunter and some ‘crazy’ characteristics, mannerisms and implausible ideas come to mind; strategy, pride, gallantry, happiness, agony and heroism. You can even

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SPEAK DON’T SKIP

It’s always somewhat difficult to speak to the things that make or break. In Leadership development, learn to say it if it has to be

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BE YOU!

Sometimes all you have to do is to be you. Being you is difficult because situations always interfere with the self. It is fine to

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Let the Team Fly

It’s a leader’s responsibility to create leaders (Maxwell 1995). Sometimes I shudder to understand why leaders develop leaders and later become obstacles on the journeys

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Leader Dilemma

Leaders go through daily challenges in making decisions. Some dread the process. To look to the left or to the right, leaves leaders in dilemma.

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LEADER NEMESIS

LEADER NEMESIS It’s maddening when leaders sham as though they know and yet they know not. The words leaders say heighten follower emotions consciously, subconsciously

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The Lost Leader

It sounds good when leadership authors, speakers and trainers write and talk about what leadership is and often times remain silent on what leadership is

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BLIND SPOTS

Leadership puts leaders to series of tests from situation to situation. It presents reasoning to leaders and subjects leaders to reason. Yet leadership is not

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BLINK

BLINK Leadership puts leaders to series of tests from situation to situation. It presents reasoning to leaders and subjects leaders to reason. Yet leadership is

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WITH RICHARD

Life is a journey. It’s always been said and it will always be journey. It’s interesting filled with happiness and disappointments. The cry at dawn

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