Pulse March / April 2018 - Page 50

it’s a piece Cake! of by rita craig Tips to Leading a Multi-Generational Team if you tHiNK of lEadiNg your tEaM liKE baKiNg a caKE, it could be a metaphor for successful leadership in the multi-generational workplace. Most cakes, for instance, have basic ingredients, such as sugar and flour. They then may include other elements—flavorings like fruit and nuts, extracts like vanilla—are topped with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with candied fruit or even sprinkles. every ingredient has its role. The secret to a beautiful cake is how well you blend disparate ingredients to create the result you want. 46 PULSE ■ March/April 2018