by Dov Baron
I think you’d agree: The greatest leaders are those who are most adaptive. Maybe you, in fact, are a leader and understand that to be the best, you must keep adapting and growing. As such, your organization must do the same. If you carry these beliefs, it’s likely you’ve been a leader for a long time, and your organization has what appears to be an established culture.
Has your culture adapted, however, so that it’s ready for the largest worker influx in history, the Millennials? Do you have a culture that actually does — and will continue to — generate fierce loyalty? To answer these questions, we will have to take a step back and look at what it takes to generate fierce loyalty in your people — and, more specifically, what drives people and keeps them engaged. As I specifically outline in my upcoming book, “Fiercely Loyal: How High Performance Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent,” the Millennial workforce is motivated by very different factors than the previous generations.