A study on leadership and the millennials: Transforming today’s technological teens into tomorrow’s leaders
Dr. R Seenivasan
This paper will explore a number of profiling issues presented by the millennial generation, the nature of their challenges in learning, and the concomitant challenges in current teaching and assessment efforts. Significant implications for the future will be discussed, such as strategies for a classroom setting, listening to today’s students and constantly updating our teaching methodologies. Although older and younger generations unfailingly tend to disagree on values and are inclined to perceive one another with a degree of skepticism and disapproval, it is an unmistakable reality that because of technology today’s youth are approaching life differently than previous generations. It is also clear that today’s Millennials are tomorrow’s leaders. How then do we help facilitate the leadership capacity of today’s youth? This paper documents a year-long research study of university students’ perceptions of the factors that characterize effective teaching and learning, in general, and more specifically, leadership education. The data suggests that traditional approaches to teaching will likely be met with resistance. A study on leadership education model for the Millennials detailing the purposes and content, along with strategies for teaching and learning is presented.