Many pundits accuse the millennial generation of being overconfident. Even millennial leaders are bothered by this tendency of their own generation.
Millennials are often thought to be expert collaborators. They've been working in teams since the first grade. They have digital technology at their fingertips, so it seems they can collaborate on a global scale in a matter of seconds. However, in mentoring up-and-coming leaders, I see that many need coaching on how to work in true collaboration.
As we see experienced, character-based leaders retire, we know that our world desperately needs young Christian leaders, like Joshua, to become valuable employees in the companies they work for and the communities they live in. Remember, Joshua became Joshua because he had Moses. Here's the critical question for each of us to consider: Will you be Moses for the Joshua in your life?
Recently our company surveyed business leaders to learn the challenges they experience when working with millennials. Of the 271 responses, what are the top three concerns they have?
Leaders build leaders. Top leaders are aware that the most significant legacy they will leave, in both their work and families, is of equipping the next generation of leaders. This is the godly stewardship of their accumulated skills, talents, and wisdoms.
Within the next five years, millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce. This troubles many parents and business leaders.