I hear a lot of speculation, and even criticism of Millennials about what they want in life, but what do they really want in a job? Intelligence Group studies of Millennials found that: • 64% of them say it’s a priority for them to make the world a better place. • 72% would like to be their own boss. But if they did work for a boss, 79% of them would want that boss to serve more as a coach or mentor.
• 88% prefer a collaborative work-culture rather than a competitive one. • 74% want flexible work schedules. • 88% want “work-life integration,” because work and life now blend together inextricably.
Here are some key attributes leaders in the company should model in order to help people develop—and they are especially true for Millennials who are looking for genuineness: Authenticity—This is the foundation for developing people. Servanthood—This is the soul for developing people. Growth—This is the measurement for developing people. Excellence—This is the standard for developing people. u Passion—This is the fuel for developing people. Success—This is the purpose of developing people.
Remember Chemistry — Character — Capacity — Contribution. This is truly what our young people are all about.
Thanks to John Maxwell and his teachings to keep us all connecting intergenerationally connecting. I am blessed to have him as my mentor.