Leading your future leaders

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Deloitte, in its global Millennial survey 2019 (which included Gen Zs) found that Millennials are sceptical of business’ motives. Only 49% of Millennials indicated that business leaders generally behave ethically. In addition, respondents did not think highly of leaders’ impact on society, their commitment to improving the world, or their trustworthiness.

Those in leadership positions are the template for the future leadership potential. The risk we run is that current leaders are becoming an example of opposite modelling for those in the pipeline. Young leaders in the making want to be able to look up to current leaders, and see them as setting an example of how to deal with tough situations.

 

Given the indications that Millennials are sceptical about business’ motives, there is clearly a need for leaders to sit up and listen. What is it that Millennials need from current leaders? What can be done to fix the situation? 

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The voices behind our beliefs

We are often quite unaware of how our belief systems are influenced by various external factors, and how those beliefs may impact on our decisions and actions. Not interrogating information that we are being fed on a daily basis could quite easily lead to a skewed view of reality, which may lead to inappropriate decisions or actions. Reflecting on how we have come to our conclusions should be standard practice for leaders.

The Whistle Blower’s Achilles Heel

The journey of a whistle blower is never an easy one. Many who make the noble decision to blow the whistle, do not fully recover once they have walked through the battle ground. Landing on your feet should be a goal every whistle blower aims for as an ultimate end state. Following a set of principles may help the individual find their way to that desired end state.

The true depth of accountability

Accountability has for the longest of times been touted as one of the key pillars of governance, for very good reasons. Can one talk about governance without accountability? Especially when you consider the fact that we are living in a world where complexity is not only the order of the day, but the degree of complexity is also constantly increasing?

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