I don't know about you, but I'm sick of millennial-bashing cliches. Are there some annoying traits? Of course. Guess what Boomers, we were no prize either. But for the most part I find leading millennials to be energizing and inspiring. Here's why.
  1. They are intrinsically motivated
    It's not about the paycheck. They are driven by personal growth and learning. Their goals will be the reason they succeed. A good leader will frame connections between personal goals and organizational goals.
  2. They are tenacious
    Some see this trait as impatience. I see it as a mobile generation that is used to working on the go; who have the drive to move forward towards solutions as quickly as possible. A good leader will harness this energy efficiently.
  3. They are charitable
    Despite the label of being self-centered, they get that they are part of a bigger picture. Donating to charities, volunteering their time, and being active in their communities is part of their DNA. They believe that success of a business isn’t defined by finances alone, but how it has improved society. A good leader will support their desire to serve their community.