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The next generation of leadership: What shapes the new leader?

Posted by Matti Miranda on December 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Alongside the ongoing conversation of lack of bench in the Democratic sphere, as well as in the new upcoming progressive leadership, a conversation on overall leadership development begs to be had. Here, in an article published by Andrew D. Plepler for POLITICO on December 10, 2014 explores this issue. 

At the annual Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) conference last month in New York, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi made an impassioned plea to a standing-room-only audience for “future business leaders to write the next chapter of capitalism.” Calling on the next generation to “unleash a new era of capitalism when cooperation and collaboration are as critical drivers of long-term value as competition,” Nooyi said a renewed focus on cooperation and collaboration is a matter of real urgency given the depth and scale of the many challenges facing our society. Challenges that are simply too huge and deep for any one sector – national or regional governments, businesses or nonprofits – to solve on their own.

Nooyi’s remarks represented an authentic voice of my generation connecting with millennials. This age group, which includes more than 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000, is widely believed to share a distinct set of convictions, principles, values and beliefs that are exerting a real impact on the style and approach of leaders who want to motivate them. According to a recent survey by Publicis Groupe, while millennials’ trust in business is low, they see business as the solution for a better future, favoring big companies over government.

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