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Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
Building and retaining tomorrow's leaders
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  • 1. Effective Ways to Buildand Retain Tomorrow’sLeadersPresented by:Eric Meerkamper, PresidentDECODEwww.decode.net
  • 2. Click to edit Master subtitle style Eric Meerkamper eric@decode.net
  • 3. DECODEpowered by deeper knowledge ofyoung generations © Decode 2011 Page 3
  • 4. WHY IS ENGAGING ANDRETAINING YOUNG LEADERS IMPORTANT TO YOU? 4
  • 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. SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH YOUTH? 6
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. SOME MYTH-BUSTING 11
  • 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. 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. 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. HOW TO ENGAGE AND RETAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS 15
  • 16. 1) Understand Emerging Leadership Models 16
  • 17. WWII GenerationCommand & Control 17
  • 18. 1940s/50sClick to edit Master subtitle style 18
  • 19. Boomer Generation Rights & Rebellion 19
  • 20. 1960s/70sClick to edit Master subtitle style 20
  • 21. Nexus (Gen X) Freedom Diversity Celebrity Innovation 21
  • 22. 1980s/90sClick to edit Master subtitle style 22
  • 23. Who are Gen Y’s Model Leaders? 23
  • 24. Question:Who would you want to lead your island? 24
  • 25. Boomers Gen Y 25
  • 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. Gen YLeadership Model Social Networked InterdependentShared Ownership Collaborative 27
  • 28. Leaders 28
  • 29. LeadersFollowers 29
  • 30. Leaders 30
  • 31. Change-Makers Leaders Influencers Followers 31
  • 32. Change-Makers Leaders Influencers Followers 32
  • 33. 2) Become an Advocate for young leaders in your organization 33
  • 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. 3) Build a culture of change makers 35
  • 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. 4) Clearly define the leadership value proposition 37
  • 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. 5) Build intergenerational mentor networks 39
  • 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. 6) Enable young employee built and owned initiatives 41
  • 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. 3 Questions to Ask Your Younger Team Members 43
  • 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. 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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