This article points out something unique about this time in history. It is that we now have five generations co-working in today’s workplace. This is an amazing testament to the marvels of modern medicine and the focus on health.
It also presents an interesting challenge for leaders.
Today’s leaders must be able to communicate well across generations that bridge two centuries – from the silent generation through the space age and into today’s modern technical age. The diversity presents a challenge, and yet, there is a constant in the equation.
That constant is that people are people. Each person has unique strengths that are innate. Beneath the generations are these underlying strengths.
Strengths-based leadership spans the test of time. It allows team members from all generations to come together based, not on age or era, but on the strengths they each bring to the table. Add to these strengths the varying areas of experience, and you can create a true “A” team. A wise leader will embrace the synergies of this diversity, recognizing the treasure trove that it is for the organization.
Take a look around your workplace. Are you engaging each team member based on their unique strengths? Do your generations share their insights with respect and understanding?
Click here to learn more about the five generations and then click here to learn about team strengths. Put these together in the workplace to create your “A” team.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.