Makarios Consulting Blog

Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce – that’s 6 in 10 – believe their “leadership skills are not being fully developed.” Among those likely to leave within two years, 71% stated they were unhappy with their company’s leadership development. Those statistics should set off alarm bells for … Continue reading Baby Boomer, Meet Millennial: How to Teach Leadership

I’ll Text You Next Year

Forget quarterly and annual reviews.  In today’s workplace, it’s all about instant feedback.  Millennials have learned to expect instant responses to texts and very quick turnaround on Internet searches. As they populate the workplace in greater numbers, leaders need to learn how to engage their employees by providing regular feedback about performance much more frequently … Continue reading I’ll Text You Next Year

Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Collaborative Leader to the Rescue

For Collaborative leaders, it’s all about satisfaction and support. Unlike the other four leadership styles we discussed in last week’s blog, “Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership,” Collaborative leaders focus on production and people concurrently. Their philosophy is that a dynamic balance must exist between the two, as production and people are interdependent. … Continue reading Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Collaborative Leader to the Rescue

Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership

When it comes to leading effectively, learning to choose the right leadership style is everything. Depending on personality, circumstance, and goals, we need to understand which style is suitable for the situation at hand. Two highly regarded leadership academics, Robert Blake and Jane Mouton, have identified the five leadership styles: Bureaucratic, Supportive, Directive, Traditional, and … Continue reading Pick a Style: The Five Types of Leadership

Dola’s Lesson on Leadership: Get Flexible

A true leader can influence people’s behavior. They do this by flexing – or adapting – their leadership style in a way that meets the needs of the people around them – individuals or teams.  Adaptable leadership is a subtle, sophisticated skill that can have a tremendous impact. Personal Power Vs. Position Power What exactly … Continue reading Dola’s Lesson on Leadership: Get Flexible

Affirmation: Thanks for Your Contribution

Good job. Nice work. Affirmation is the least used, yet most powerful, motivating tool we have. It only takes a moment to thank and appreciate a contribution from a colleague. Yet, sadly, we often don’t take the time to do it. In survey after survey in companies across America, fewer than 30% of employees characterize … Continue reading Affirmation: Thanks for Your Contribution