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The workforce is changing, is your leadership ready?

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We see changes around us all the time. Some things change so often we become blissfully unaware. One of those areas of rapid change is the people making up the workforce. With the challenges facing the economy, and Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers, leaders face challenges in the next decade. What changes do you need to make? How do you transition to a younger workforce? Why are Millennials important to your business?

Millennial bridge

Millennials have a different view of life than Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers or other past generations. They have grown up in a world where technology and immediate communication are common. They live every part of their life with the mindset of finding ways to make work easier, faster, more flexible and efficient. Their view of technology is transforming the way we live and work.

Millennials view leadership in a new way too. They see business as having a much wider impact on society. They value different characteristics in their leaders. Personality matters.

To find out more about the trends Millennials are bringing to the workforce—to which leaders must pay attention—study the following infographic and consider how your leadership is trending:

Millennials-and-Business-Leadership-Infographic

The Millennials and Business Leadership infographic provided by the Brighton School of Business Management

Question: Have you started hiring Millennials on your team? What has your experience been? Are you one of those rare Millennials who owns a business and is hiring? I’d love to read your comments; please leave them in the space below.


The Product Management Perspective: As a product leader you need to pay attention to the Millennials coming into the workforce. In fact, they are coming in with first-rate training and astonishing enthusiasm. It’s the perfect opportunity to get young people on your team and shape them into great product leaders.

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One thought on “The workforce is changing, is your leadership ready?

  1. interesting…I wonder if this is applicable to education just as much as business…do you see some of this?

    On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Lead on Purpose wrote:

    > Michael Ray Hopkin posted: “We see changes around us all the time. Some > things change so often we become blissfully unaware. One of those areas of > rapid change is the people making up the workforce. With the challenges > facing the economy, and Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers,” >

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