#WorkTrends Recap: Lead Better, Resist Generational Labels
When it comes to leadership, one of the best cause and effect situations is when leaders care and step up to genuinely help and mentor… but not all will take the time to get better at being a leader.
Today on #WorkTrends, TalentCulture Community member and guest host, Patrick Antrim welcomed Karl Bimshas. The two discussed how placing erroneous labels on people can stagnate career development and reduce efficiencies in the workplace. They also discussed how leaders can start encouraging employees to stop labeling each other.
Here are a few key points Karl shared:
- Generational labels prevent functional ideas from forming because of unjust bias
- Some leaders don’t provide feedback because they fear confrontation
- Feedback needs to be fast, relevant, and closer to the action to be evaluated
- Generational labels are a shortcut that stagnate focus on understanding the individual
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Here are a few of our favorite tweets from our #WorkTrends community. You can see highlights of the entire conversation from our Storify here.
A1: Simplicity. Easier to make a quick judgment than to dig deep and be thoughtful. #worktrends
— Katherine A. Sliter (@KatherineSliter) June 21, 2017
A2 focus on needs can overcome some of the bias & snap judgments that arise from first impressions #WorkTrends
— Julia Erickson (@juliaerickson) June 21, 2017
A3: Create an environment of open dialogue to increase empathy. Everyone learns more about each other & becomes a stronger team. #worktrends
— Codi Shewan (@codishewan) June 21, 2017
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