Only you alone Your Excellency is aware of how you planned your schedule to allow you to focus on government while still attending meetings, reading books, and reading and responding to a small number of the hundreds of social media messages you receive every day.
We are all human, and a fundamental human urge is to desire to be respected and liked. And giving individuals praise and acknowledgment when things go well is one of the most crucial methods to let them know that they are respected and appreciated. Looking at what could be better shouldn’t be the primary focus of feedback. If we want employees to feel inspired, involved, and confident at work, we codedly need to provide more positive feedback. The danger is that it will be difficult to keep individuals on board if they don’t receive acknowledgment and praise.
Can you imagine training for the Olympics with no one telling you how fast you ran or how high you jumped?” Ultimately, just like we need breakfast to fuel us through the day, we need feedback to help us to perform at our best. – Ken Blanchard
When I go back to a few years ago, I recall that some comments did prompt Your Excellency to respond to messages on our social media sites in a hurry. I’m talking about so hot that everyone shivers. Humorously, “Ta lo je gbe Ina wo oju ekun?” (Laughing).
Years later, though, we understood you online and you also knew when we praised you or tried to bring out areas that required improvement. Indeed, Your Excellency, you are a good father.
You have even motivated a number of our elected honorable members and appointed One who dislike social media discussions or who lack the fortitude to handle positive and negative comments on social media to form healthy habits around checking social media platforms, getting feedback from their constituents, and responding or making corrections as necessary. Indeed, you inspire a lot of them every time they see your remarks on any of our PDP platforms or elsewhere.
Your monthly email, which is currently at No. 66, is so motivating that I regularly check my Gmail inbox to see if the next issue has arrived. You have demonstrated to others that having a high position does not imply that you will not have time to read inspirational and motivational books that are deep and important.
Keep up the good work, Your Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, for inspiring all of us young, aspiring leaders.
Adelowo Michael Coded
Ibarapa East LG GSM 2023 Reelection)