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Episode 16: Boomer to Gen Z- Clashing Leadership Styles

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Show Notes

In today's diverse workplace, managing multiple generations effectively is crucial. Each generation brings unique experiences, values, and work styles, which can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts if not properly addressed. By recognizing and adapting to these differences, managers can foster a more inclusive and productive environment. Understanding that one-size-fits-all management approaches are outdated, and that flexibility and empathy can bridge generational gaps, is essential for modern leadership.

This week I share my story of a personal encounter with a generational clash that highlights the importance of adapting management styles. After delivering a management training session on the importance of catering to different generational needs, I faced criticism from a senior leader on LinkedIn. His traditional view clashed with the modern, flexible approach I advocated for. This interaction reminded me of my own experiences in the corporate world, where rigid management styles stifled innovation and marginalized those who thought differently. It was a pivotal moment that reaffirmed my commitment to fostering inclusive leadership and ultimately led me to become an executive coach.

Key Questions Discussed In the Podcast

  • How can managers adapt their management styles to meet the needs of different generations in the workplace?
  • What are the common challenges faced by employees when their generational preferences clash with traditional management styles?
  • What strategies can managers use to create a more inclusive and collaborative work environment that respects generational differences?

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