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Leadership Opportunity: Lateral Leadership

Leadership Opportunity: Generation Z

Since William Strauss and Neil Howe started writing about generational cohorts in the 1990s, we have been fascinated by the game of naming and identifying each new generation. We are now addressing Generation Z or Gen Z.  They may eventually have another designation based on the characteristics they exhibit as they enter adulthood, but this is the most common term used now.
Gen Z members were born between 1999 and 2015.  Most are in their teen or childhood years.  I have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren in this cohort, so I observe them first hand on a regular basis.
One thing we know for sure is that they have grown up with technology at their fingertips--smartphones, iPads, tablets, computers--anything with a screen.  For this reason, some are already calling them the iGeneration.  They are digital natives who have grown up with technology.  For them it is a common and necessary part of their lives.
They are the second largest generation alive today, second only to t…

Leadership Dilemma: Enabling

Leadership Dilemma: Outgrowing Your Mentor