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The Future of Leadership – Who Are the Millennial Managers, and Where Are They Taking Us?

There are 75 million members of the youngest generation in today’s workforce, and they are assuming leadership roles earlier than any U.S. generation to date. Here, we examine the leadership styles and behaviors of Millennials (those born 1977- 1998). Their leadership characteristics, outlined here, will influence the culture, processes, and values of business in the near future.

From November 2011 through May 2012, NAED’s Eastern Region Council in collaboration with the consulting firm The Learning Café (thelearningcafe.net) interviewed 50 Millennial leaders and emerging leaders in the electrical distribution industry about their views on leadership and organizational life for research and reporting. The oldest person included in the research was 35 years old and the youngest was 22. This report is based on information from those interviews.

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An NAED member recently sent this message when requesting a copy:

“I recently read the tED magazine article about Millenials – a fascinating read and one that I will share with colleagues of all ages! I commend your leadership over this important research! My team is comprised of Gen X (me) and Millenials (my direct reports). Our senior leadership team is comprised of Baby Boomers. I would say your findings reflect our reality to the letter.”