How to Engage and Develop Young Leaders

Engaging and developing young leaders is one of the smartest actions organizations can take.

And the good news is young leaders are eager to learn and grow.

But how leaders develop differs depending on who they are, what they care about and how they like to learn.

Gayle Lantz offers six ideas to help organizations that want to engage and develop young talent.

There is no one right way that works for everyone. Organizations must consider more customized approaches that reflect what young leaders care about, like authenticity and connection.

There are generational differences to consider (e.g., Gen Z).

Gayle reviews some pros and cons of different approaches and encourages leaders to determine what will work best for the individual leader and the organization.

This episode covers:

  • Six approaches to engaging and developing young leaders (curious conversations, training, coaching/mentoring, conferences, special projects, leadership assessments)
  • The idea of customizing and combining different approaches that work for a specific leader
  • Measuring leadership development progress using assessments
  • The importance of understanding different ways people prefer to learn (avoiding one-size-fits-all approaches)

Note: This episode is the second part of a two-part series.


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