Balance listed in top three core values by young talent

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Insight to all leaders:

As I gave a lesson for juniors and seniors at Indiana University yesterday, we did an exercise to discover each student's core values. I was amazed that roughly 60% of the class had "Balance" in their top 3 from a selection of over 40 options.

Leaders running organizations need to know this:

The next group of young talent entering the workforce strongly values balance in their lives, and the career paths they choose will reflect this. Or, as Marshall Goldsmith wrote in "What Got You Here Won't Get You There":

"Today [they] have the option of working in small start-ups or venturing out on their own. They're not hostages to a bunch of old men in white shirts. They can wear blue jeans to work. They can have beer blasts on Fridays. In many cases, they can get very rich at a very young age. The reality for leaders of the past and leaders of the future is that in the past very bright people would put up with disrespectful behavior, but in the future they will leave."

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

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This blog was written by Nick Sherwood for the Navigator Leadership Corporation.