I was recently asked what I thought were the essential traits leaders should have in order to best lead the next generations. I was shocked to find that I didn’t have a blog post about the topic.
Leaders who harness these 6 elements will experience A-game leadership that is sure to influence Millennials. Due to the length, I have split into 2 posts.
89% of Millennials prefer to choose when and where they work rather than being placed in a 9-to-5 position. The emerging generations have a knack for adaptability because they grew up (and are still growing up) in a turbulent and every changing high-tech culture. They expect and thrive in change. One of the most essential next generation leadership skills will be agility. Leaders who achieve agility in their thinking, skill development, and communication styles will thrive tomorrow. Read more
The emergence of a new generation will require a new era of effective leaders and communicators to rise up. Change is inevitable, but leading and connecting with the next generation must be intentional.
I’ve been working on creating some new videos for the website and decided to share a mash-up of some of my recent talks. A few of the takeaways in this video:
- Why transparency matters today.
- How technology has changed everything. Read more
The demands on our time have never been more plentiful than in today’s info overload and connected culture. Learning curves are steep and getting steeper and there just isn’t enough time in the day…or is there?
In our last post, Finding Freedom: 5 Need-To-Know Answers When Considering A Virtual Assistant, we answered the top questions surrounding virtual assistants and reviewed why I am finally considering hiring a virtual assistant (VA). In today’s post, I describe the necessary steps I plan to follow to secure and manage my future virtual assistant by following the advice in Chris Ducker’s book, Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business.
I hope this post can serve as your next generation catalyst if you find yourself (like me) wanting to work on your business more and in your business less.
Does your to-do list include the following: Schedule conference call, read article, post to Twitter and Facebook, check email, make dentist appointment, send a birthday gift, book trip, schedule another conference call, budget, check more email, make dinner reservations, and update LinkedIn? If you answered yes, congratulations you have just been diagnosed with Superhero Syndrome.
I too have Superhero Syndrome. As an entrepreneur, it’s a badge of honor to wear all the hats but it’s exhausting and ultimately not sustainable. As our business grows, I find myself needing to focus on the tasks only I can do and delegate the rest. Read more
The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #016!
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we talk with Chandler Bolt, the #1 Time Management author, entrepreneur, and speaker about 13+ productivity tips, tools, and hacks to kick your morning routine in hyper-drive, crush your to-do list and achieve work-life balance.