What happens when a cool Ms. Frigidaire inherits a team of individuals with their “hair on fire”? The team thinks they need a Drama Queen to lead them. Yet, the leader who’s cool under pressure as well as in other situations doesn’t want anything to do with theatrics; it’s not who she is.
Can these individuals with extreme style differences work well together? Yes, if the leader intentionally takes steps to bridge the gap between them.
You can adapt the three tips described in this Forbes article to fit other style misalignments too.
By the way, this Forbes article, What to do when employees don’t share your same leadership style, was published online on November 21, 2022.