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by Tyler Palko | Posted on February 22nd, 2018

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we – the 21st-century workforce – are still failing to intentionally develop the leadership skills that are absolutely essential to organizational growth and success. All the while facing a time of disruption and evolution that is completely foreign to today’s workforce.

Let me break it down for you.

In today’s 21st-century workforce, we are quickly approaching a disruptive shift in demographics. Young, high-potential employees – most likely Millennials since this cohort currently occupies 50% of the American workforce – are moving into first-time leadership opportunities without being adequately prepared while baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day.

Read that sentence again.

There is a gap of roughly 30 million people in the 21st-century workforce on the very near horizon. And the folks cleaning out their desks and handing over their keys are the ones who are currently making the executive-level decisions. They are the ones that house all of the institutional capital.

Herein lies the question: How do you replace this significant gap with folks who will able to handle all of the responsibility and experience that is walking out that door? The answer: Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >

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