New Managers Are Not Ready to Lead [Infographic]

In the first quarter of 2015 Millennials became the biggest demographic in the American workforce. The oldest Millennials are 36 now – head towards 40. GenX is so much smaller than GenY that it was inevitable that we would end up with a younger demographic pushing into management in large numbers. Many of them are having to move into management without enough training.

Before you jump on the Millennial bashing wagon – yes it’s fun and even popular to do, but really ineffective – please note that most managers have learned on the job in times past. The difference now is that the business world is moving SO MUCH FASTER that companies MUST prepare their new managers for them to be successful. There just isn’t time to let them learn by failing.


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Amy is a Writer, Editor, and Content Strategist with a background in Sales and Sales Management. She created The Millennial Think Tank to debunk much of the hype around GenY and has deep insights into all 3 generations. She also writes on Sales, B2B, and Diversity Issues. Amy lives in Florida and PA with her modern day Brady Bunch family.

  • Ben Simonton

    Good thoughts, Amy. But leadership development has failed for years to have a postive long term effect, some say negative. The failure of engagement scores reported by Gallup to improve over 15 years is a testament to the leadership development failure. Until the leadership industry stops studying leaders and starts studying followers, what they follow, and why they react the way they do to what management does and does not do, I see little chance these failures will be reversed.

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