When I left school I was told to get a job at entry level in a law firm, study hard at uni, and one day, I might have worked my way up to being a partner in a law firm. Once I’d done that, I could look at going to the Bar and even the Bench. Depending on what I wanted to do, it would only take a few decades to get the experience to move to where I wanted to be….and earn the money as well! This is what most of us were told.
Have you noticed that Gen Y and the most recent recruits aren’t interested in a program that takes that long?
There’s a simple reason for it.
I’ve put together a short video explaining why new recruits aren’t interested in waiting that long, and want to be the CEO within 5 minutes of joining. You can get the details here or by clicking on the image below
You can get the details by clicking on the image below.
Transcription Executive Leadership Coaching iLead
The world of leadership has changed since you and I left school. Here is part of the discussion I have with people about executive leadership coaching.
The Old Program For Success
When I left school – maybe when you left school as well – the program to be successful at work was:
- Go to university
- Get good marks
- Get a job in the bottom end of a firm
- Work your way up
As you go up through the ranks you drive production costs down, lift sales prices.
Maybe you get to the age of 50 and you’ve done that well. You’ll get a handshake and be the CEO for a couple of years, and walk out in five, ten years’ time as a multi-millionaire.
That was the program to being influential and successful in business that we were sold, that I certainly was sold when I left school.
But what’s the program that we’re sold today, that kids leaving school are sold today?
Go to university, do what it is that you want, drop out, give stuff away, and like Mark Zuckerberg, you can become a multi-billionaire by the time you’re in your early 20s.
Now, sure, not everyone’s going to be that billionaire, but how is that program so much different to that which we were sold?
iLead Executive Leadership Coaching: Working With Young People
In the Positioning module of the iLead executive leadership coaching program, we look at how the world of leadership has changed, and how the new generations coming through need to be led in a different way.
It’s no longer, “I’m the boss and we’re doing it my way.” It’s a case of “This is the future, this is the vision. We need to get on board.”
Just think – most people leaving school today have known nothing but the ability to vote people off TV. When I was at school, if you wanted to progress in TV, you had to have the smarts. Now, it’s about relationships and getting people voted off from the viewer watching at home.
What I’d like you to do is below, pop in a comment on how you have seen the younger generations come into your organisations, and how they require and want and are looking for different things. If your organisation is responding to that, I’d love to see how.
Pop your comments in. Let’s discuss executive leadership coaching.