For the first time in history, leaders are managing teams that span four generations. In this episode of the Business Review, CEO and Head Coach at Power Coaching and Consulting, shares tips on what leaders can do to be effective and bridge the gaps.
There are four key things that leaders can do to be really successful at bridging the gap between these generations. Number one, be consistent in leadership. Be a coach,
be a servant leader. Be really focused on your people and letting them do what they're good at
Number two, building a culture where you ban those generational stereotypes, which means no jokes that are at each other's expense, being cognizant of how people feel.
Number three is being open to but not forcing things like flexible scheduling. But not forcing those things down peoples throat. If they want to come into the office being open to a culture where that people can work the way they want to work as long as there’s communication with the team. As long as the rules are very very clear about what all of that means.
And number four, diversity in the workplace is really important.
TO BRIDGE GENERATIONAL GAPS, LEADERS NEED TO BE SELF-AWARE AND CREATE A CULTURE WHERE ALL PEOPLE ARE HEARD AND VALUED. POWER SUGGESTS THAT LEADERS CHANGE THEIR LEADERSHIP STYLE TO THAT OF A SERVANT LEADER AND CONTINUE TO LEARN AND GROW.
The system that works the best is really servant leadership. Great leaders they tend to be very self-aware. They understand that they have to invest in themselves and they understand that they have to invest in their people to lead and to be effective, whatever their mission.
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