Leadership is Like Gardening

For the past few weeks, it seems like everyone has been discussing Elon Musk’s demanding leadership style and whether or not it will work at Twitter.

But that style is not unique to him. For decades, management culture has celebrated a harsh and demanding leadership style that isn’t necessarily working. As it turns out, being a boss doesn’t require being bossy. A gentle touch can bring out the best in people most of the time.

Think of it this way. Your team is not a well-oiled machine. It’s a garden. And you need to cultivate talent so people can grow and do their best work.

A terrific company culture is the most effective way to recruit, keep, motivate, and inspire the finest workforce. People are driven to perform in places where they feel valued and trusted. An office where people actually want to come to work is like a magnet for the best talent.

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