Lead Your Direct Reports Differently

If you have more then one child, you know how different they are.  In sports, most of the great coaches are successful because they know each of their players require a different type of leadership.  Unfortunately, many leaders have one leadership style they apply to each of their direct reports and expect their direct reports to excel.

Everyone has different behavior styles and workplace motivations.  Some direct reports respond best with a firm message, others with a gentle nudging, others with lengthly conversations.  Some people are motivated by recognition, others by money, others by altruism.  The best leaders take time to understand their direct reports’ differences and tailor their leadership approaches to each person.
 
Empower yourself to understand your direct reports’ behavioral styles and motivations, apply unique leadership approaches, and you’ll be a more successful leader.
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