Master These Leadership Techniques in 2017
In 2015, millennials surpassed Gen X as America’s largest generation in the workforce. Now, many millennials are becoming managers – they currently hold 20% of management jobs, and 40% of millennials say they want leadership roles. No matter your generation, becoming a better communicator and leader will help you compete for those management jobs. A recent Forbes article has suggestions on how you can do so.
Master virtual communication | Make sure you’re comfortable talking with colleagues, clients, and customers virtually via video conference. Face-to-face conversations are becoming a thing of the past, replaced by technology that allows for greater flexibility.
Pay more attention to your writing | Younger employees can make a good impression on their older colleagues by making sure that their emails are timely, concise, and free from grammatical errors. Better writing can boost your communication skills and position you as a stronger leader.
Be open | Employees of different generations will have different communication preferences. Older employees might like face-to-face meetings, while younger workers may prefer to use primarily electronic communication. Leaders can make an effort to accommodate preferences by using different types of communication for different employees.