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Leading Your Subordinates: People Development

2013-01-31 06:12

Leading Your Subordinates: People Development Samuel Tengey, PhD In the previous issue on this series, I dealt with the subject of people-orientation as a dimension of leadership, contrasting it carefully with task-oriented leadership. In today’s issue, I address the next stage of the seven-stage leadership process, which is people development. Whereas ...

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Leading Subordinates: People-Orientedness

2013-01-28 07:57

I am excited that I am making comeback after a month’s break, when tight schedules combined frequent long travels simply made it impossible for me to keep up with daily submissions. Admittedly, the emails I received from thousands of you cherished readers were simply overwhelming, and have created the impetus ...

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Leading Downwards: Motivation

2012-12-20 04:39

Samuel Tengey, PhD This is the third issue on leading downwards (leading your subordinates), and it addresses the subject of motivation. One fact about human behaviour is that to act or not to act is a function of motive; in other words, every action is underlain by a motive. Without a ...

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Leading Your Subordinates Part 2

2012-12-16 19:48

Samuel Tengey, PhD In the previous issue of this series on leading your subordinates, I made it explicitly clear that leading in a given position is a process that involves some seven stages: (i) position; (ii) access permit; (iii) motivation; (iv) people-orientation; (v) people development; (vi) productivity; (vii) peak performance. I ...

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Leading Your Subordinates Part 1

2012-12-10 03:08

Leading Your Subordinates Part 1 Samuel Tengey, PhD In the very first issue of this series, I made it clear that it is possible for a person to lead from any level in the organisation. Thus one can lead upwards, across and downwards. I also made it explicitly clear that what one ...

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How to Lead Your Boss Part 4

2012-12-04 05:17

Samuel Tengey, PhD In my previous submissions, I established the fact that you can lead from and at any level in the organisation. You can lead yourself, your subordinates, your peers, and even your boss. I have spent considerable space explaining how one can lead their boss. In this issue, which ...

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Leading Your Boss Part 3

2012-11-27 11:41

Leading Your Boss Part 3 Samuel Tengey, PhD In this issue of our series on leading up (leading your boss) we examine a subtopic: be prepared each time you take your boss’ time. Let’s face it: bosses are normally busy people. They tend to be obsessed with task accomplishment. That obsession with ...

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How to Lead Your Boss (Part 2)

2012-11-23 04:10

Leading Your Boss (Part 2): Be Prepared to Do What Others Will Hardly Do Samuel Tengey, PhD It’s hard work to lead upwards. The reason is that your boss may be too busy to notice your input if all you put in is average performance. This requires you to do a little ...

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Leading Your Boss Part 1

2012-11-19 07:52

Leading Your Boss Samuel Tengey, PhD In this series I examine still under the subject of leadership how one can lead upwards. By that I mean how you can positively and unselfishly influence your boss. In specific, in which ways can you conduct yourself in the performance of your duties so that ...

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Leading Your Peers Part (2 Vol 6)

2012-11-15 04:50

Leading Your Peers Part (2 Vol 6) Samuel Tengey, PhD Welcome once more to the series on leadership. We have been examining the concept of leading, and in specific, leading from the middle; in other words, leading your peers. We have considered a number of things one can do in order to ...

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