Millennials are making waves. As a generation, they are redefining what a successful career is, with a focus on flexible and fulfilling work, and millennials are not afraid to make financial sacrifices in order to stay true to these values. With this in mind, combined with the fact that many millennial men and women are unable to find desirable jobs upon entering the workforce, it’s no surprise that entrepreneurship appeals to many millennials.
But do these members of the workforce have what it takes to head companies and lead employee teams? Perhaps not, according to millennials themselves. One survey found that only 27 percent of millennial men and 21 percent of millennial women believe their leadership skills are “strong.” No wonder leadership development is a hot topic among millennials, especially young entrepreneurs.
The good news is that leadership can be learned. Here, we’ve compiled a list of practical skills millennials can learn and resources they can use to nurture leadership as they start up their businesses.
Develop the qualities great leaders already possess
Over communicate: A good leader knows that the key to success lies in the details. Don’t worry about being too tedious, as your team is looking to you for direction. Good communication skills are one of the most important if not the most important skills for a leader.