Leadership is Not One-size-fits-all

By Doug Upchurch, Insights Learning and Development

In this new Millennial world, we’ve learned that people, teams, and leaders are all much more complex than that. There is no production line which spits out excellent leaders, just as there is no cookie cutter which will provide you with a team of identical, indistinguishable workers.

Every single person in your team is unique. They are all motivated by, disappointed by, worried about, excited about, and skeptical about different things, each to varying degrees. Some will like informal chats about the weekend, others would rather eat a cactus than be forced into such an ordeal.

Your challenge as a leader is to be all things to all people, without losing sight of the essence of your leadership style. But how?