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7 Paths to Managerial Leadership by Fred MacKenzie

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Path 4: Feedback

It may be the most unanswered question in organizations today: “How am I doing?” This can be interpreted as a lack of feedback on the effort individuals invest in their work and the results achieved. Everyone has an idea as to how they are doing (sometimes a bit self-exaggerated), but feedback from a key person, such as the individual’s immediate manager, gives the person a unique look at a different reality. It’s always important to hear it from the boss. After all, your manager has some control over your progress with the company, including your present and future compensation.

Positive recognition is one of the four factors involved in employee motivation. The other three are achievement, growth, and responsibility. Timely, ...

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