Buffeted by currents of change, today's leaders are finding traditional leadership approaches insufficient to compete and thrive. The most successful are discovering that to stay ahead of the curve, every employee must have the leadership capabilities once only required of senior managers. Millennials are uniquely poised to take on these challenges provided they feel aligned with a company's vision and can use their gifts to do meaningful work.
Susan Inouye, executive coach for over 20 years lays out in a compelling fashion, case stories, concepts and principles, grounded in research and substantiated in proven results what millennials can teach us to be better leaders and live a purposeful contributory life in complex times. Motivated to find a better way to engage millennials for her frustrated clients, she was introduced to Tony LoRe, founder and CEO of Youth Mentoring Connection. A successful business executive, LoRe had been transforming and saving the lives of thousands of inner-city millennials in Los Angeles ghettos for over 15 years. His leadership style changed when he listened to what would engage them. Over the years influence by these youth, he created the "Gift-Centered Approach" which refers to bringing out the best "gifts" that each of us carries inside. This method is at the heart of his way of leading which he called Sawubona (Zulu for "I see you").