QLI International and the Upstate Business Journal have joined forces for a special leadership development project for leaders from the Millennial Generation. QLI International LLC (www.qli-international.com) is an Upstate business consultancy focusing on two business needs, leadership development and strategy development.
THE NEXT BIG GENERATION
The Millennial generation is widely defined as the generation of people born between 1980 and 2004 with a few sources using 1984 as the “starting year”. This generation is about 100 million strong and has become a significant part of the population and consequently, the workforce. Based on the fact of the size of that generation, more than 25% of the population in the US, their impact and influence will change society as we know it.
There is lots of research about the traits of the Millennials and there are multiple opinions across the spectrum expressed, predominantly by those from earlier generations. “My generation tends to be rather negative and judgmental about Millennials. I believe, this is not a productive way to engender progress. After all, we literally created the Millennials and they are a product of our doing (or lack thereof) combined with the environment we shaped. We must help and support them with our experience to enhance the progress they are and will continue to generate. Millennials are our future and they will create a society different from what it is right now.” says Manfred Gollent. “In the end, effective leaders are the key ingredient for the culture of a company, increased profitability, sustainable performance and organizational growth.”
This leadership development process is designed to help managers and entrepreneurs develop the skills needed to do more with less and be able to aggressively accomplish organizational and personal goals as well as underlying business objectives. As a result of this executive coaching process, leaders understand why and how they can be essential to achieving organizational goals. This high intensity collaboration between the leader and the coach makes effective leadership not only possible, but eminently profitable.
During the course of the collaboration critical leadership concepts will be explored within the process, customized to the needs of the leader. These are i.e.
- leadership comes from within,
- the manager as a leader,
- dealing with change,
- organizational alignment,
- goal achievement process,
- effective planning,
- understanding the human potential,
- building high performance teams,
- understanding behavior,
- building success attitudes and habits,
- leadership communication,
- TA for leaders,
- timing and decision making,
- making the most of your time,
- subordinate development,
- creating a problem solving environment,
- project management concepts, to name a few.
The results of the collaboration with the coach are measurable in many ways! In addition to “soft factors” like cohesive, energized teams, employee satisfaction and organizational culture there are typically “hard measures” as expressed in reduced turnover, improved organizational profits, increased market share, maximized return on your intellectual capital, increased shareholder earnings, maximized retention of your best talent, strengthened focus on attracting, servicing and keeping customers, greater employee contributions to results.