Effective Ways to Buildand Retain Tomorrow’sLeadersPresented by:Eric Meerkamper, PresidentDECODEwww.decode.net
Click to edit Master subtitle style                Eric Meerkamper                eric@decode.net
DECODEpowered by deeper knowledge ofyoung generations                   © Decode 2011   Page 3
WHY IS ENGAGING ANDRETAINING YOUNG LEADERS   IMPORTANT TO YOU?                          4
AgendaClick to edit Master subtitle style1. Addressing youth stereotypes2. What young employees think about leadership3. S...
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH          YOUTH?                             6
How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style “Gen Y has been pampered, nurtured    and programmed with...
How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style“Theyre young, smart, brash. They may wear flip-flops to t...
How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style “Are Millennials Prone to Cheating                       ...
What you might be thinking…Click to edit Master subtitle style• Is our future safe in their hands?• Are youth able and int...
SOME MYTH-BUSTING                    11
Gen Y wants to be Loyal I would like to find an employer where I could spend my whole careerClick to edit Master subtitle ...
Youth want to lead Click              I want to be the leader of an organization some day         to edit Master subtitle ...
Leadership and LifestageClick to edit Master subtitle style 60%           I want to be the leader of an organization some ...
HOW TO ENGAGE AND RETAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS                               15
1) Understand Emerging   Leadership Models                         16
WWII GenerationCommand & Control                    17
1940s/50sClick to edit Master subtitle style                                      18
Boomer Generation  Rights & Rebellion                       19
1960s/70sClick to edit Master subtitle style                                      20
Nexus (Gen X)   Freedom   Diversity   Celebrity  Innovation                21
1980s/90sClick to edit Master subtitle style                                      22
Who are Gen Y’s Model      Leaders?                        23
Question:Who would you want to lead      your island?                             24
Boomers   Gen Y                  25
Roget’s Thesaurus synonyms for             “Leadership”  administration, authority, command,control, domination, foresight...
Gen YLeadership Model      Social   Networked InterdependentShared Ownership  Collaborative                   27
Leaders          28
LeadersFollowers            29
Leaders          30
Change-Makers  Leaders Influencers  Followers                31
Change-Makers  Leaders Influencers  Followers                32
2) Become an Advocate for young   leaders in your organization                                  33
2) Become an Advocate: knowand believe WHY you want andneed young leaders Click to edit Master subtitle style• Why is deve...
3) Build a culture of change makers                                      35
Build a leader / change makercultureClick to edit Master subtitle style• Current leaders need to publicly embrace ceding  ...
4) Clearly define the leadership       value proposition                                   37
Clearly define what it means tobe a leader in your organizationClick to edit Master subtitle style• Develop a clear leader...
5) Build intergenerational mentor             networks                                    39
Build intergenerational mentornetworksClick to edit Master subtitle style• Establish pathways for cross-learning / reverse...
6) Enable young employee built     and owned initiatives                                 41
6) Enable young employee builtand owned initiatives Click to edit Master subtitle style• Customer based innovation / co-de...
3 Questions to Ask Your Younger         Team Members                                  43
3 Questions to Ask YourYounger Team MembersClick to edit Master subtitle style• What do they think it takes to be a leader...
CONTACT:ERIC MEERKAMPERPRESIDENT, DECODE416-599-5400 (X30)ERIC@DECODE.NETJAY ROSALESSENIOR MARKETING COORDINATORDRAKE INTE...
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Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders

  1. 1. Effective Ways to Buildand Retain Tomorrow’sLeadersPresented by:Eric Meerkamper, PresidentDECODEwww.decode.net
  2. 2. Click to edit Master subtitle style Eric Meerkamper eric@decode.net
  3. 3. DECODEpowered by deeper knowledge ofyoung generations © Decode 2011 Page 3
  4. 4. WHY IS ENGAGING ANDRETAINING YOUNG LEADERS IMPORTANT TO YOU? 4
  5. 5. AgendaClick to edit Master subtitle style1. Addressing youth stereotypes2. What young employees think about leadership3. Six ways to engage and retain the next generation of leaders 5
  6. 6. SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH YOUTH? 6
  7. 7. How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style “Gen Y has been pampered, nurtured and programmed with a slew of activities since they were toddlers, meaning they are both high- performance and high-maintenance.” 7
  8. 8. How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style“Theyre young, smart, brash. They may wear flip-flops to the office or listen to iPods at their desk.” 8
  9. 9. How Youth are often portrayedClick to edit Master subtitle style “Are Millennials Prone to Cheating to Get Ahead?” - W.P. Carey School of Business 9
  10. 10. What you might be thinking…Click to edit Master subtitle style• Is our future safe in their hands?• Are youth able and interested in leading?• How do we make sure they work with us, and not go around us? 10
  11. 11. SOME MYTH-BUSTING 11
  12. 12. Gen Y wants to be Loyal I would like to find an employer where I could spend my whole careerClick to edit Master subtitle style70% 64%60% 58% 58%50%40% Gen Y Gen X30% Boomers20%10%0%
  13. 13. Youth want to lead Click I want to be the leader of an organization some day to edit Master subtitle style45% 40%40%35% 33%30%25% Gen Y Gen X20% 19% Boomers15%10% 5% 0% 13
  14. 14. Leadership and LifestageClick to edit Master subtitle style 60% I want to be the leader of an organization some day Male 40% Female 20% 0% Current Student Current Student Young Singles Young Couples Young Familes Secondary Post Secondary School Page 14
  15. 15. HOW TO ENGAGE AND RETAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS 15
  16. 16. 1) Understand Emerging Leadership Models 16
  17. 17. WWII GenerationCommand & Control 17
  18. 18. 1940s/50sClick to edit Master subtitle style 18
  19. 19. Boomer Generation Rights & Rebellion 19
  20. 20. 1960s/70sClick to edit Master subtitle style 20
  21. 21. Nexus (Gen X) Freedom Diversity Celebrity Innovation 21
  22. 22. 1980s/90sClick to edit Master subtitle style 22
  23. 23. Who are Gen Y’s Model Leaders? 23
  24. 24. Question:Who would you want to lead your island? 24
  25. 25. Boomers Gen Y 25
  26. 26. Roget’s Thesaurus synonyms for “Leadership” administration, authority, command,control, domination, foresight, guidance, hegemony, influence, initiative, management, power, preeminence, primacy, skill, superiority, supremacy 26
  27. 27. Gen YLeadership Model Social Networked InterdependentShared Ownership Collaborative 27
  28. 28. Leaders 28
  29. 29. LeadersFollowers 29
  30. 30. Leaders 30
  31. 31. Change-Makers Leaders Influencers Followers 31
  32. 32. Change-Makers Leaders Influencers Followers 32
  33. 33. 2) Become an Advocate for young leaders in your organization 33
  34. 34. 2) Become an Advocate: knowand believe WHY you want andneed young leaders Click to edit Master subtitle style• Why is developing young leaders important to your organization?• What is the opportunity?• What is the risk? 34
  35. 35. 3) Build a culture of change makers 35
  36. 36. Build a leader / change makercultureClick to edit Master subtitle style• Current leaders need to publicly embrace ceding some control• Step out and others will step up• Give permission to fail and take initiative• Allow people to be courageous 36
  37. 37. 4) Clearly define the leadership value proposition 37
  38. 38. Clearly define what it means tobe a leader in your organizationClick to edit Master subtitle style• Develop a clear leadership value proposition – What does it mean to be a leader in your organization? – What are the benefits? – What are the trade-offs?• Clearly outline the paths – Create multiple leadership opportunities – Communicate the benefits of leadership positions – Provide flexibility in leadership paths – Develop relevant identification processes for high potential leaders 38
  39. 39. 5) Build intergenerational mentor networks 39
  40. 40. Build intergenerational mentornetworksClick to edit Master subtitle style• Establish pathways for cross-learning / reverse- mentoring to fully leverage knowledge base• Demonstrate to Gen Y that they are valued and trusted by teaming them with senior personnel• Reinforce social bonds 40
  41. 41. 6) Enable young employee built and owned initiatives 41
  42. 42. 6) Enable young employee builtand owned initiatives Click to edit Master subtitle style• Customer based innovation / co-development• Enable and build relationships• Allow them to actually influence change, succeed or fail 42
  43. 43. 3 Questions to Ask Your Younger Team Members 43
  44. 44. 3 Questions to Ask YourYounger Team MembersClick to edit Master subtitle style• What do they think it takes to be a leader in your organization?• What would stop them from becoming a leader in your organization?• What could you do to help them become a leader? 44
  45. 45. CONTACT:ERIC MEERKAMPERPRESIDENT, DECODE416-599-5400 (X30)ERIC@DECODE.NETJAY ROSALESSENIOR MARKETING COORDINATORDRAKE INTERNATIONAL416-216-1070JROSALES@NA.DRAKEINTL.COMWWW.DRAKE-WEBINARS.COM 45

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