“It’s the responsibility of a leader to make complex things simple – it’s never to make simple things complex.”
That thought comes from one of my favorite leadership authors, Scott Hagan, and it got me thinking about the ever fashionable and trendy leadership topic of the decade: the millennial generation.
It seems just about everyone has an opinion on this, and a quick scroll through Google or LinkedIn will provide you a dozen or more perspectives, theories or strategies on motivating, managing or leading across generational lines. Many of them are correct, some perhaps not, but one common denominator that everyone has agreed on is that different age groups simply think differently.
With all the complexity, the question becomes, how do you cut through all the fog to find some actionable points you can implement to grow yourself and your organization? The answer, as you may have already guessed, is simplification. This is not to suggest that leading a group of people that thinks differently from you is easy, but finding a way to simplify it is what will separate the good leaders from the great leaders.
Think of it as a business version of Vince Lombardi’s back-to-basics philosophy. At a time when every other coach thought complicating the game would make them better, Lombardi’s ability to simplify the game made him a legend.
MBI is committed to helping commercial construction companies simplify their leadership processes by providing environments where you can learn from industry experts who are on the forefront of teaching the skill of leadership. For this reason, we are hosting Leading the Next Generation, a highly interactive leadership session that will be led by two FMI Corporation speakers. This session will help new and emerging leaders understand themselves, those they lead and the critical changes that are happening in today’s construction environment.
Leading the Next Generation
April 24, 2018 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
West Des Moines, IA
For more information and to register, click HERE.