CM128: “Millennials Make Better Leaders?”

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Do Millennials make better leaders?

No, we’re not testing out a new comedy routine, Boomers. Stop for a moment and think about the idea of leadership, and ask yourself (seriously, if at all possible) who makes a better leader – a Boomer or a Millennial.

Boomers may think they are the only ones getting anything done, and Millennials may think they are the only ones who know how to inspire, but it turns out these are both key elements of effective leadership. Research indicates that the most effective leaders are those who can produce results and have excellent people skills. And, according to that same research, it appears that Millennials (gasp!) actually make better leaders. (Though, as the Pops points out, those Millennials were raised by Boomers, so who REALLY deserves the credit here?)

Join Kelly and Robby as they dissect this recent research in the spirit of friendly competition–and discuss what you should be doing now to be a more effective leader.

Show Notes:

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

    1. How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time” Harvard Business Review
    2. What do Millennials,  Gen Xers, boomers share? Leadership values.” Chicago Tribune
    3. It’s time for boomers to let millennials start leading the way.” Fortune