Brad Lomenick, president of Catalyst, has an excellent post on why he’s excited about the next generation of leaders — specifically, those in their 20’s and 30’s. He writes:
I love leaders. And especially next generation leaders. Specifically those leaders who are currently in their 20′s and 30′s. And I’m incredibly hopeful regarding this next wave of leaders. Incredibly excited and hopeful and expectant. Expectant that they are going to take the reins and move things forward like no other generation before them.
I agree. Here are the ten reasons Brad gives for why he’s excited about this generation of leaders and how they stand out from all generations before:
- Passion for God
- Willing to work together
- Don’t care who gets the credit
- Generosity and sharing are the new currencies
- They understand the holistic responsibility of influence
- Authenticity wins
- Not willing to wait
- See social justice as the norm
- Seeking wisdom and mentors
- A change the world mentality
Read the whole thing to see Brad’s comments on each of these ten points.
(Note: I think Brad is too modest not to include himself in this generation of leaders! He exemplifies all of these qualities and more, and he’s just barely out of his 30s, so technically, he’s still in this generation. Brad: we want to see your leadership continue for many more decades to come!)