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 […]
From Boomers and Xers to Generations Y & Z: Managing across the generation gaps

From Boomers and Xers to Generations Y & Z: Managing across the generation gaps

US business leader John Welsh once said “the older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning – and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.” The 21st Century life is rarely linear and sequential. Traditionally, one would complete the education stage, move into the working years and perhaps after a career […]
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 […]