Character Tag

Brandon Schaefer, founder and CEO of Five Capitals Coaching and Consulting, and I, co-hosted an introduction to our upcoming webinar series on Millennial leadership on June 15th. Get full details here.Business owners, presidents of startups to non-profits, as well as parents &grandparents all have a common goal. We are looking for insights on how to build a strong leadership culture where Next Gen leaders thrive. They are our future - we recognize that we need to stop complaining about them & start coaching, mentoring and discipling them.If you were unable to join us for this free webinar, here’s a link to  YOUTUBE where you can watch the video. Plus, here’s a summary of some of the areas we outlined.

What infectious personalities both Ken Blanchard, co-founder of Lead like Jesus, and president/CEO, Phyllis Hennecy Hendry, have! I had the privilege of meeting Ken for the first time at a recent Lead Like Jesus event in Palm Springs.I met Phyllis previously, having interviewed her for Millennials Matter. Here are a couple of extra insights on character-based leadership that stood out during our interview, that couldn’t be included in Millennials Matter due to space limits.In a recent Forbes article, I noted the importance of strong character as a business and sales advantage. How can you ensure you hire sales people with strong moral fiber?

Seemingly random, disconnected events take place throughout life. Then one morning you wake up and have an epiphany, Everything I’ve experienced has been leading up to this. Your years of gaining skills, experiences, and wisdom have been weaved together for an extraordinary purpose.Your leadership influence doesn’t stop when you achieve success, or when you retire.There are two divergent pathways for leaders. Robert Clinton, in “The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development,” reflects on his research of leaders, business, non-profit, and church leaders.Which trajectory are you on?

A seasoned leader that I coach asked a legitimate question: “Does the next-gen leader I’m working with have what it takes to be successful in their current role and to build a career? Will they be able to carry forward and implement the strategies we have in place.Since the world is changing at such a rapid pace, and our future depends on this generation, how should we, the experienced business leader, respond to the millennial challenge?Should we write off this generation and wait for the next?