Dorothy’s words are such a great lead in to this piece from Randy Conley I couldn’t resist reposting it. I was especially taken by point 2 (Tech savviness of Millennials opening new doors) and point 4 (Knowing the Power of Community) and could not agree more with the notion put forward that leaders need to consider many ways to build trust through the use of technology rather than viewing the new-found tools with suspicion and fear.
What think you?
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~ Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
Judy Garland’s line from The Wizard Oz could appropriately capture the feeling of many leaders when it comes to managing Millennials in the workplace – it’s a whole new world! Millennials, or Gen Y (born 1982-1995), are rapidly becoming a greater share of the workforce and some studies have estimated that by 2025 they will comprise 75% of the working population. Like each generation before them, they bring a unique blend of attitudes, traits, and characteristics that define how they “show up” at work. Building trust with this generation and leveraging their strengths in the workplace is a pressing priority for today’s generation of leaders.
Last week I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion on the topic of Trust in Millennial Leaders, on the Trust Across America radio show, hosted…
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