Based on Karl’s forthcoming book, this talk will focus on the how the worldview of Millennials is considerably different than that of Boomers or Generation X. In the U.S. and many other countries, Millennials are now more than half our workforce and are getting into middle management or higher roles. We need to understand them and how to lead/manage in the way they want to be worked with. By understanding their worldview or mindset, we can better understand where they are coming from and how to work more effectively with them. This talk provides six key messages on how to be a better manager/leader for Millennials.
Our traditional view has been that virtually all leaders are extroverts. Based on 300+ interviews with C Suite Executives (100+ being CEOs) we have found that about half are introverts and half are extroverts, similar to the normal population of the U.S. and Canada. This was a considerable surprise. Not everyone is an extreme introvert or extrovert—the distribution is a bell curve, so most people are just a bit introverted or bit extroverted—and introverts make great executives, as well.
In this presentation, Karl will talk about the many strengths (and a few weaknesses) of Introverts, Ambiverts, and Extroverts and how they might become even better leaders. He will discuss how to effectively work with each type, how to be a better manager for them, and how to work more effectively for them, if they are your boss.
Prior to his academic career Karl worked for eleven years for IBM and Hitachi. Before McGill, he taught at Oxford University for five years. He has taught on executive education programs including at Oxford, Cambridge, Duke, LBS, IIM Bangalore, Renmin (Beijing), and Darden.
His publications include 150+ articles, books, and chapters in books. His latest book is Leading, Managing, Working Effectively With Millennials and his next is Introverted/Ambiverted /Extroverted Leaders.
Karl was nominated for the 2017 Thinkers 50 Distinguished Achievement Awards in the Leadership Category as a top thinker for his research on leaders.