Leadership changes and management trends

Leadership changes and management trends

Before we can manage and lead we must be able to understand and connect. Today’s ideal supervisor is one who values communication not just authority, who manages things, not people, one who leads by example and involvement and not just by command and control. For workers today, the ideal leader gives public affirmation, pats on the […]
Leading Teams in Changing Times: From IQ to EQ

Leading Teams in Changing Times: From IQ to EQ

The following quote from Australian Etiquette, written in 1959 shows just how much the leadership structures have changed – from the hierarchical or positional to collaborative and relational: If an employee is summoned to the employer’s room, he must remain standing until his chief indicates a seat. At the conclusion of the interview he must leave […]
Leading and Managing Generations Y and Z

Leading and Managing Generations Y and Z

The right leadership style will not only assist with effective work outcomes – it will also help with Gen Y & Z retention. Our analysis of the causes of employee turnover shows the central role that leadership plays in employee retention. Specifically, 42% of Gen Ys surveyed reported that poor management and leadership was a key […]
Controlling systems vs. influencing people: The difference between managers and leaders

Controlling systems vs. influencing people: The difference between managers and leaders

This is an often argued point, and for good reason! There are some big differences between the archetypal process-driven manager and iconic visionary leader. Even the Oxford University Press dictionary highlights the differences: Manager: A person controlling or administering a business. Leader: A person who causes others to go with him, by guiding and showing the […]