Millennials are Better Leaders Than You Think. Here’s How it Works.

As Baby Boomers retire, Corporate America is complaining the new generation of the workforce lacks the skills necessary to become leaders. The most common complaints include lack of collaboration abilities, lack of communication skills, lack of strategic thinking, and an inability to build relationships.

Even though Corporate America has identified these problems, they aren’t addressing them head on. This is leading to a leadership gap. The good news is that it is simple enough to fix once you identify the problem. It’s just a matter of actually doing something about it. Parents and teachers aren’t doing anything about it because they are working under the false notion that what worked for them will work for their kids. The onus is going to be on corporations to identify and develop the next generation of leaders.

There are a few key traits to look for in potential catalyst level leaders. They have to work well with others, have a strong work ethic, and pursue work they are passionate about. What’s more than that, however, is that they should display good social and emotional intelligence. The ability to take on different points of view is a good indicator they will have the ability to lead. They should also be able to learn from failure and navigate change effectively.

Learn more about developing leaders from this infographic!