Be a great people manager

Tailoring management style

Understand your team's level of skill and will, and proactively adjust management style accordingly

For managers

Tailoring management style
Why this topic matters

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to management. Every employee has a different personality, skills, goals, and motivations. The best managers learn to tailor their management style to fit each team member's needs.

What participants will do together
  • Review the Skill-Will Matrix
  • Analyze 4 different management styles and when to use each
  • Decide which management style to use in different scenarios
  • Exchange feedback, reflections, and plans to apply it in real life
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Participant reflections

"I will identify where my team members fall on the Skill-Will matrix and create initiatives to help them succeed."

"It's useful to have a structured matrix to understand team members and guide them in a tailored way."

"Managing and leading people must be a flexible exercise, not a strict sets of rules to follow."

"I will identify the profiles of my mentees and think of a plan of action to support each of them."

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"This is a way better experience than watching eye-numbing videos. I love it."

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