Middle Level Managers needed to be exposed to coaching and mentoring skills to help them perform their leadership roles effectively, as these are veritable tools for impacting knowledge in individuals and bring rapid development to the State.
The Deputy Director and Area Manager, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Ogun State, Mrs. Funmi Coker stated this at the In-House training for Senior Officers of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, held at the Oba’s Complex, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Mrs. Coker, who described coaching as invoking excellence and mentoring as a supportive learning, urged participants to be committed to their followers, an attribute she noted would increase competence and create a multiplying effect that could make the State a better place.
She enjoined participants to desist from hoarding information or new skills they have acquired from their subordinates, to enhance quality service delivery.
“We are no longer in the era where leaders hoard information, skills or knowledge from their subordinates, make sure you impart those working with you with whatever you have learnt, reproducing yourself and making people around you come out better”, she said.
The Director of Local Government Affairs, Mrs. Sola Osasona in her lecture titled, Discipline: A Vital Ingredient to Productivity, Effectiveness and Efficiency in Public Service, said discipline was the best attribute to success at workplace, adding that a good leader must be disciplined in all his way, set good examples for the followers, to make remarkable achievements.
She charged participants to be versed in their official activities, be productive, securing and sustaining a better future for the State.
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