control strong personality?
I believe everyone has strong personality and has potential to be a leader, however, some people will unfold their personalities some will not.
before we think about how to manage those ones with strong personality, we should think about why they unfold their personalities.
some employees are proud and haught because of their abilities and outstanding achievement. Maybe they have a better place to go even get fired. therefore, they become hard to be managed.
some problems caused by employer or leaders. there always exists problems between employer and employee because they look into problems on different sides. if a leader can not solve a prolem in an effective way, the conficts will exist or even get worse until the relationship of employee and employer finish.
however, employees will be working dead or unfold their negative personality because of that they lose confidence of the enterprise. they think the company do not need them or the enterprise cannot make contribution to either society or itself, they do not care stay or not. they will become never care about their behavior. lacking positive enterprise culture or well management system or the power of leadership dose not work will cause this kink of problem.
in my opinion, the personality of employee can be 'flexible'. they need principles or guidelines. An enterprise can not run business without principles. employees should know what should be done and what must not be done, they at least know the basic principles. After that, they will restrain themselves somehow.
if the leader want to employee respect him, he should show the esteem first. some employees never stay for working over time even they can not finish their job within standard time. leaders should not blame them without understanding the fact. leaders should care about their employee, show the esteem and solicitude to their employees first.