I have a natural affinity to Leadership & Management; I’ve always been able to get the most out of people because they want to do it for me, not because I’m forcing them.
It wasn’t until I was already the manager of a team of 8 people (across 3 countries) that I was given negative feedback on my management style.
“You’re too soft. They’re not your friends. You should follow *Pete’s lead – he’s a great manager, copy what he does, learn from him.”
I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn what happened when I implemented *Pete’s style and exact methods…
“You’re coming across very bitchy Alex, try softening your approach a little”
As frustrating as it was, this lit a fire in me. I started devouring leadership and management books, learning from everyone I could find talking about this.
I learned that the best management style is the one you are naturally inclined to follow. But I also learned that our natural inclinations can be overwhelmed by circumstances and fears.
I came to understand why people often seem to flip a switch between overly friendly, almost pushovers, to angry or frustrated and rude with their demands.
Best of all, I was able to to help those around me to avoid that trap.
Let me help you be the best Leader you can be.