edge“The message is clear: when looking at their career goals, today’s Millennials are just as interested in how a business develops its people and its contribution to society as they are in its products and profits,” said Barry Salzberg, CEO of Deloitte Global.

So – diversity is much more than gender, culture, and religion. The Millennials are entering the business scene – and they have a different view on values and what matters in business (and maybe life?) As a leader you need to know about their priorities and how to act as a leader to be able to attract and keep the resources you need in your business.
“Millennials view leadership in a way  that runs contrary to how they feel their  current leadership teams operate,  signaling a “leadership gap” between  what Millennials would prioritize if they  led their organizations and where they  believe their senior leadership teams are currently focused”.
(Mind the gaps – The 2015 Deloitte Millennial survey)
We see the challenges for current leaders to enable themselves to meet the diversity challenge. And a lot more…. The role as a leader in the future demands that you improve certain skills – among others how to communicate effectively with people and how to determine their values and priorities.
And maybe you also will be challenged on values and will face situations that provoke you but still needs a calm handling. Are you always on top of the situation? Where are your blind-spots in leadership and how can you improve and prepare yourself?
Some of us have been leaders for a long time and must face the reality that the time has come to sharpen up and gain some new skills. Some are new leaders and need to learn the basics in self-leadership and communication.
You do not want to lose your edge ?
(or not getting it at all)