Situational Leadership Depending on Generation of Followers?

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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 B...Sign up

Caution with Differences between Generations
Michael Horwitz, Professor, United States, Member
There is also research that supports the notion that grouping generations by stereotype is a danger. There are experiences that define a generation an...Sign up

How to Effectively Lead Baby Boomers, Generation X, y and Z
Damijan Andjelkovic, Director, Slovenia, Member
These days a lot of us leaders are dealing with an employee structure with baby boomers, generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z in the same board...Sign up


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