Lee Ellis Frequently Asked Question – “Why are accountability and self-awareness so very critical for the next generation of leaders?”
Answer – “Millennial expert Tim Elmore, of Growing Leaders, cites several issues that concern employers hiring Millennials such as –
(1) Work ethic. Grads lacked old-fashioned grit and expressed unwillingness to serve beyond the job description, to do whatever it takes to get a task done. and
(2) Responsibility. They were unable or unwilling to assume sole responsibility for their work. It was as if they wanted to “rent” their job, not own it.”
In the fifties and sixties, most young people were married and starting families by their mid-twenties. That’s a lot of responsibility and definite accountability for being autonomous. I believe the younger generations are more likely to have been sheltered from failure and its consequences.
Today, this is an era when the home, school, church, and community are all struggling, lacking the foundations and leadership to set the example and teach accountability. Workplace leaders have the most vested interests developing the younger generations. The good thing is that Millennials in general like to be coached and developed. So you could say the conditions are ripe for helping them develop.”