Individual consideration is part of transformational leadership. The leader coach his followers to develop their capabilities and delegates projects to stimulate their learning. This is based on each individual initial capabilities as employees vary in their skills and ability to learn. They gain feedback to allow them to understand the required improvement area according to the organisational needs. Nevertheless, the leader has to treat each individual the equally in terms of rights and duties to create a healthy cooperative work environment.
This approach leads to a stronger relation between the leader and follower. Moreover, when followers get the attention of the leader they are more motivated to improve as they see them selves worthy of improvement and hold a potential in the eyes of their leader. Furthermore, individual consideration will allow the leader to understand his followers more closely and direct his team where they are most effective.
In terms of leading, if i got the chance to lead an engineering team i will give each team member an individual consideration as this will benefit both of us. The team members will work on developing their capabilities and i will be able to understand their technical knowledge leading to position them towards a more productive and efficient team performance.