Next-gen leader Tag

Gordon and I enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful North Dakota landscapes, especially the Canola, from the motorcycle. We're grateful that we went riding before the snow blizzard hit!While enjoying the vistas, I reflect on what leadership looks like in the next Decade - the Digital Decade - where some of calling expansion of AI as the forth industrial revolution.In the midst of these continued disruptive changes, I believe the Five Capitals framework, developed by my friend and colleague, Brandon Schaefer, will become an increasingly helpful lens for us, and those we lead. What are the foundational principles we build our lives on in the midst of this exponential technology expansion?

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.

It’s anniversary time and I’m celebrating! August 16th 2018 was an eventful day. I had the honor to share a stage with eight thought leaders at the TEDx Bismarck event. All the hours of rehearsing my first ever TEDx talk – and the sleepless nights, worrying that I might accidentally step off the red circle, or go over my time allotment by 7 seconds – was worth it. Why was it so important to me?

Here’s a shocking statistic. Only 33% of America’s employees are engaged at work. The other 67% are either passively checked out or actively working against the interests of their employers.  How many checked-out Millennial leaders and salespeople do you see on your teams?In my recent Forbes article: Three Steps To Turn Disengaged Millennial Leaders Into Top Performers we discuss the importance of getting your millennial sales leaders back on board, fully engaged. The benefit? A marked improvement in your sales performance.Are your sales teams exceeding targets? Or, do you have concerns?