Do you know that a ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL approach to leadership no longer works?
How can you navigate if there is no single black-and-white approach to success? You’ll have to use a variety of techniques to overcome challenges and get the most from your employees.
Your employees approach their work differently. You’re going to have to navigate plenty of GRAY areas to find the approach that works best.
KNOW THY SELF
In order to lead every generation, you need to know how to lead in the context of your own generation. That means understanding your own generational tendencies as well as the tendencies of those you follow.
GEN Z IS NOW THE 5TH GENERATION
Generation Z has reached the workplace. Engaging them in today’s workplace is vital to business success. It’s important to get off on the right foot. Employees make the critical decision to stay or leave within the first few months on the job. Leaders can maximize retention, engagement, and productivity by focusing on a strong first impression.
FOLLOWING IS AS IMPORTANT AS LEADING
Regardless of your leadership role, you follow someone. It might be the manager above you, it might be the CEO of your company, or it might be your Board of Directors. You’re taking direction from someone. You need to become your leader’s favorite employee. Understand the importance of following and helping your manager be the best leader he/she can be by you understanding their generation.
HERE’S A TOOL TO HELP:
Use the Gray Goldfish Generational Matrix above. It’s simple to use. Find the generation of the leader across the top row. Then find the generation of the employee down the side. The box in which they intersect contains tips on how to recruit, train, manage, and inspire across the generations.