I was listening to a sports radio station in town last week, and it had breaking news that the Major League baseball team had just fired their manager.
It wasn't a big surprise. The team had underperformed for the last couple of years, but what was surprising was the reason the club gave to the media.
His style wasn't connecting to his players.
What? His style? They didn't mention his performance, his attitude, or even lack of confidence by management. Nope, it was that his "old school" style didn't connect with his young(er) players. He didn't know how to connect with his millennial or Gen Z players.
One of the radio hosts said that he was too much like John Wayne. He was tough, to-the-point, and not very touchy-feely. He wasn't very caring, emotional, or even friendly with his players. To him, it was all business. They weren't friends. He was their boss!