by Beata Schaffer (Hungary)
Come on now all you young men, all over the world! You have not an hour to lose. Don’t be content with things as they are. ‘The earth is yours and the fullness thereof.’ Enter upon your inheritance, accept your re- sponsibilities. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth!
– Winston S. Churchill: My Early Life, 1930
Why and how generation Y leaders differ from their predecessors?
There are plenty of studies from psychology and sociology, giving very detailed descriptions. These people, called also Millenials, are the young ones who were born in the 80s, grown up recently, and going to take over several leadership positions in the coming years. Many managerial positions already have been taken over by this new, massive generation, representing almost half of the recent labour market. These are the people who will define and lead our future economy in the 21st century!