Chapter Thirteen

Deal With People Differently

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.


Henry David Thoreau

Ken Blanchard emphasized different strokes for different folks in his famous book, One Minute Manager (1986). People have different needs, emotions and feelings, and there is no quick fix formula to adopt while leading people. The leaders must be in a position to read the aspirations and needs of the people, and must mould themselves to get things done smoothly. Ken Blanchard also spoke of situational leadership, which works in different situations to handle people.

No Quick Fix Formula

There are several ...

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