Millennial Leaders Are Taking Charge at Work

Millennial Leaders Are Taking Charge at Work

Millennial Leaders Are Taking Charge at Work

Elite Class  11% of survey respondents fall into the category of "Millennial leader."

They represent the future of our global economy, and if you ask them about their capabilities and prospects, they'll tell you that the future is in great hands. They're the modern-day "Millennial leaders," as they're dubbed in a recent survey released by Telefónica and the Financial Times. For the purposes of the survey, Millennial leaders are defined as those who strongly agree that they're on the cutting edge of technology. They seem to be professionals you'd want on your IT team: These leaders are very driven to succeed at work and are having a much easier time transitioning from an academic to a corporate environment than other Millennials are. "The Millennial leaders are those who are most likely to drive change through their use of cutting-edge technology," says José María Álvarez-Pallete, chief operating officer of Telefónica. "They are also likely to participate in solving local and global challenges and to strive for career leadership." The findings also provide some insight into Millennials in general—not just the leaders. Nearly 12,200 Millennials worldwide took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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