The Centennials Are Coming!

According to the Futures Company, the Millennials have left the building, and the Centennials are coming. They are a cohort of approximately 73 million young people born between 1997 and today. And guess what… in many areas, they see the world differently from previous generations.

Leading Across Generations

Last week, I had the privilege to spend the day with Tammy Erickson. Tammy has been recognized as one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world. It was a real treat to be with her! Although her expertise is deep and wide, we spent the day talking about the generations. I know this topic is of interest to many of you – How to Lead Millennials is among the most popular posts I’ve written since starting this site.

Who are the Millennials?

I’ve written almost 100 posts since I started this site. By far, the most popular was How to Lead Millennials. That response certainly increased my awareness to the interest in this topic. So, when I saw this infographic I wanted to pass it along. I hope it will provide greater clarity on some of the attributes of these 50 million Americans who’ll be running our businesses, our churches, our schools and our nation in just a few short years.

How to Lead Millennials

Every generation of leaders faces unique challenges – just think about the last few decades: globalization, the explosion in technology, outsourcing, complexity, increasing demands of customers, etc. However, one of the biggest challenges today’s leaders face is how to lead the Millennial generation – those born between 1980 and 1996.


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