I am a long time listener to the podcast, I am committed to put more of your recommendations to practise (ooo work pretty well already, feedback is coming along, delegation a must).
One question I would like to ask:
One of my directs has asked for a raise. He is a good performer and contributes well to achieving the goals of my organisation, so I am not opposed to supporting him.
I have asked him to take on some additional responsibility PRIOR to my giving him the raise, since I would like to see how he handles the additional workload and complexity. This will also help me in the discussion with HR regarding the raise.
He has now declined that and suggested he would like to get the raise prior to him taking on new responsibility.
With a couple of days deliberation, I have come to a fairly clear conclusion, but I would like to hear how would you handle this situation?
Many thanks for your help and keep up the good work - this goes to the MT team and all the managers out there aiming to become more effective every day!