Situational Leadership Depending on Generation of Followers?
Vipul Nahar, India, Member
The following approximate categorization of generations based on birth year is widely accepted:
- Builders (1925-1945)
- Baby Boomers (1946-1964)
- Generation X (1965-1979)
- Generation Y (1980-1994)
- Generation Z (1995-2010)
We are all part of one of the above mentioned generations, and so are our leaders. This is relevant both for our target audiences and the appropriate leadership style:
- TARGET AUDIENCES because of the pace at which generations are growing can either break or make an established leaderís image in the future if not paid enough attention towards. At present, they might not be the direct beneficiaries of a leaderís vision, but keep a very eye on every movement and might become a part of vision at a later stage. And as there can be a demographic expansion in target audiences, so come into the effect varying characteristics of every generation. For example an individualistic view of Generation Y versus collective view of Baby Boomers, Increasing pace of Gen Y (...) Read more? Sign up for free
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