Leadership has evolved over the years and continues to do so. We’ve shared that the dictatorial style is a thing of the past. Effective leadership now focuses on individual and team development, increasing awareness, leveraging strengths, promoting camaraderie, and building trust which ultimately grows the bottom line.
Leadership styles are likely to change again as the “millennials” thrive and assume leadership roles.
Millennials as Leaders
Dan Schawbel, founder of WorkplaceTrends.com shares “Millennials want to help others succeed, which contradicts the stereotype that millennials are narcissistic.” In fact, nearly 50 percent of the millennials surveyed say that want to become leaders so they can “empower others to succeed“, with 5 percent saying that want to be a leader for the money, and 1 percent because of the power the title provides.
Millennials also say they want to do “meaningful” work, and “challenge and inspire others to have a sense of purpose.” Sounds pretty healthy to us!
Below are quotes that inspired some millennials (excerpts from Fortune Oct.1, 2015):
You don’t fail until you stop trying.
Think about your actions.
There are a few people that will change your life forever. Find those people.
Focus on one thing and do that really, really well.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
Prioritize. Figure out the few key things that are most important in your role for you to have an impact.
Listen more and talk less.
Stop trying to please everyone.
Whether you’re a millennial leader, or a more “mature” leader, what leadership quote inspired you? One of ours is “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin
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