THE FUTURE IS HERE. AND THEY ARE CALLED THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION. They are the largest generation and they will make up almost half of the workforce by 2020. You will hire them, but what will it cost you to replace them?
I have had the pleasure to spend my weekdays with millennials for the last twelve years. They have earned my respect. This group is smart, innovative, connected, and impatient. And why wouldn't they be? Millennials have gotten everything they wanted, immediately. Boomers and X-ers created a new set of rules and gave them trophies and technology because it made things easier for us. Now, what do we do?
Maybe it's time to coach our emerging and first time leaders to their best potential. My Millennial Board of Directors (MBD) keeps me up to date on all the concerns that push them to leave promising jobs before they become careers. I use a combination of coaching tools and Stanford design thinking to cover topics like: leading by following first, taking accountability, and contribution before compensation. This is an opportunity for executives to be the leader that they always wanted to be and help retain promising millennials by investing in them and engaging their unique skills (trophies not included).