“I just love my new boss. He really cares about me!”When I asked this Next-Gen leader from a high-tech industry how he knows this, he said, “Well, the other day, he spent twenty-five minutes talking about my goals and dreams. Then, he asked what he could do to help me achieve those goals. He really cares!”He went on to say how he loves the company and that he's recruiting all of his friends to work with him.Now, this is engagement!How engaged are the people on your team?Are you a transformational leader?
During coffee break at a leadership conference, a participant approaches me with a copy of Millennials Matter in hand. He asked me to autograph his book. Of course, I'm delighted to do that! It's always an honor to connect to autograph a book!He also has a question for me…
Five small steps you can take to make a huge impact on your next-gen leader’s growth. Over the past 5 weeks, I’ve shared video clips of the 5 top tips from my first ever TEDx talk, “Millennial Leadership: Stop Complaining, Start Coaching.” Check them out, then let me know your thoughts, perspectives, and experiences.
We often accuse Millennials of being addicted to their technology, don't we?Personal confession: I’m guilty too!”Here's me with my family having "family time" at the Minnesota State Fair. Hilarious, huh? Well, actually it's a bit embarrassing that someone caught this on camera.What about you?
Experienced leaders have vast amounts of knowledge, wisdom, and insight. As we are coaching and mentoring the emerging leader in our life, we are so excited and want to dump all of this on them as soon as possible. Therefore, we talk, and talk, and talk… Next, our emerging leader loses trust. Then, they disengage. Why? Trust is at its lowest when we talk 75 – 80 percent of the time, and listen only 20 – 25 percent of the time.