Striking a Perfect Fit in Leadership Style for Effective Farmer Training in Botswana

Striking a Perfect Fit in Leadership Style for Effective Farmer Training in Botswana

Flora M. Tladi (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8589-5.ch007
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Abstract

Botswana since pre-independence days prides itself with decades of experience in development planning supported by structural frameworks comprising networks of institutions at central government and village levels responsible for leadership and coordination of affairs. Unfortunately when problems arise, development planners focus on the structural frameworks alone disregarding the leadership powering development planning at different structural levels and diverse stakeholder dynamics at play. Therefore, re-structuring is always the common solution even though not necessarily the best intervention. The trend is noted with farmer training whose program organization has for 79 years undergone cycles of re-structuring. The chapter argues for a holistic evaluation approach to always check the fit between the leadership style and whether the power processes at the different structural levels are in synch. The chapter advocates for well aligned leadership style with structural frameworks and recommends a leadership style that can be a perfect fit for effective farmer training.

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