“Strong opinions, weakly held” is the mantra from this Harvard Business Review article. Actually, the article provides 3 excellent leadership suggestions:
Now those 3 items, in terms of leadership, should pique your interest. In case not, here is an excerpt from each topic:
Get emotional – More than purpose or perks, employees value heartfelt moments of connection that meet their needs as social beings.
Be whimsical – By exposing their idiosyncrasies, passions, and whims, bosses can make themselves more human.
Express doubt – “Employees, more than ever, are individualists. Leaders, in response, are learning to be less the visionary, less the sage, less the objective-setter, and more the shaper, the connector, the questioner.”
Leadership is changing, and maybe every generation states that. To me, it simply seems that “employees” are becoming more individualistic, more independent which is driving the need for 21st century leadership that straddles the chasm between leading and managing. This article provides 3 salient suggestions for any modern-day leader.
As they say, read the entire thing.