Develop leadership to suit history's greatest generation


Develop leadership to suit history's greatest generation

How should you really think about follow-up? Why is it so difficult to work with continuous follow-up? Mentor's partner Anders Kinding responds to this. In order to cope with the work as a leader, you always need to keep up with the development and adapt your leadership behavior. Especially today when our organizations to nearly 50{deb3bc3c0e033fb64ddd786f1c4f3245ff1f60ef40d6ae9feef146e933d526af7} are made up of the largest generation of millennials in history. A generation grew up with digitalization.

Anders Kinding has over 25 years of experience as a consultant where he has mainly worked with leadership issues. In addition, he has roles as Marketing Manager at Securitas and SEBanken among his merits. The fact that he is also a diligently hired lecturer and has written a number of books does not make one less impressed by his experiences. Anders knows the art of inspiring and we at Mentor are very happy that he has chosen to offer Mentor as a tool to the organizations he meets.

The importance of allowing managers to develop their leadership
Anders has worked with leadership issues in many different types of organizations, what he has seen is that today's managers have to spend far too much time writing reports, writing forms and making presentations. He believes that there are too many huge systems that give top managers the facts, while middle managers have to spend countless hours getting the data into these systems. Anders lifts the retaliation that occurs if you do not report in on time, however, you do not have time to talk to your employees for a week yes, then not much happens.

"Many managers are good in their field of expertise, but they do not get an early opportunity to develop as managers. This is experienced stressful in itself and does not give the manager an honest chance to be a manager in a stressful environment," says Anders.

"All reporting that lies with managers today is at the expense of communication with employees. What I have seen is that communication between the manager and the employee is the communication that often fails. You see it as an important part of being able to communicate with the customer but you forget about the importance of communication inside the core of the company. If you have a common understanding in the organization, understand what creates value and also the purpose of the business then you come a long way. New times require new behaviors. Communication with employees and follow-up is something you need to incorporate into your daily work," says Anders.

What got you hooked on Mentor?

"I heard about Mentor when I wrote a post on Linkedin that it is not enough to have development talks once a year. Millennials, in particular, require tighter follow-up. Otherwise, they're going to find another job. When I was introduced to the app, I understood the benefits of it right away. It is so easy to understand and helps solve many of the problems that exist in organizations today," concludes Anders.

Working more and more digitally to get help and support is becoming increasingly important. Mentor meets the needs of millennials or, if you like, like generation. To feel seen and to feel a purpose in your work. This is a need all people have but it becomes extra prominent in today's organizations. After all, we are not getting any younger and by 2020, 50{deb3bc3c0e033fb64ddd786f1c4f3245ff1f60ef40d6ae9feef146e933d526af7} of our organizations are made up of millennials. This means that we in leadership must follow the development that is taking place. Otherwise, we risk losing in the long run.