Here’s a thought provoking question I got asked the other day:
Would you like to manage people in the same way you’d like to be managed?
The knee-jerk answer is a simple yes.
But here’s the thought provoking follow up to a ‘Yes':
So do you think that everyone else is the same as you in terms of their motivations and how they respond to different management styles?
The obvious answer is no, which shows immediately that you shouldn’t manage everyone in the same way you would like to be managed.
Bottom line: everyone is different and needs to be managed differently to others.