Leadership NudgeTM – Millennials in the Workplace
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is about the subordinate’s role in workplace relationships in an Intent-Based LeadershipTM organization. I hear things like; “This sounds great, but what about me? I am the subordinate. I’m new to the organization. I am the millennial. My bosses aren’t adhering to the principles you espouse – giving control to your people.”
We want you to remember there is a relationship between your level of competence and clarity and the ability of your boss to give control. Your responsibility is to build your competence and build your clarity. You need to demonstrate it and make it visible. It is not enough to just say, “Hey I know what am doing.” You have to let your boss see that. That will make it feel safer and easier for your boss to give you control.
Bosses, you have a responsibility in this. Your responsibility is to give your people opportunity to show their competence and clarity. When they do – give them control. Actually give them control in small bits first, so they can demonstrate their competence and clarity.
Our leadership nudge to you this week is this:
Demonstrate your competence and clarity and make it safe for your boss to give you a little bit more control.
Let us know how it goes!
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