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cast a wide net to fill their lead­er­ship va­can­cies and con­sider younger staff as they are highly creative, well ed­u­cated and tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced.

Mor­ris says Gen­er­a­tion X is in­de­pen­dent, thinks like an en­tre­pre­neur and has life ex­pe­ri­ence while Gen­er­a­tion Y wants to be chal­lenged and given the op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate lead­er­ship skills.

Em­ploy­ers also should ex­am­ine their cul­ture to en­sure it sup­ports work­ers to make the move into lead­er­ship if they dis­play in­ter­est and abil­ity in the role.

They also should hold reg­u­lar per­for­mance man­age­ment as­sess­ments to sup­port de­vel­op­ing lead­ers.

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