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Millennial Leadership Style

Millennial Leadership Style

As each generation takes up the reigns of senior leadership, they bring with them their own lessons and sensitivities concerning how best to manage not only their employees but also their customers and companies. These values are based on the unique impressions of the current tone of the generation and ensure for smooth and beneficial profits and communications that lead to improved business conditions. For millennial, their unique leadership style leans toward a socially focused management style.


It starts with an eye for the creative, where solutions take form in inspiring possibilities. Leaders in today’s industries strive to inspire their teams to go beyond the expected and offer unique perspectives and solutions.

Strategic Thinking

This aspect of the millennial leadership style is an ingrained skill, where today’s leaders condition themselves to always be thinking beyond the current project. This means paying attention to the impact of choices on the environment, on their customers, and most importantly, on future projects.

Interpersonal Skills

Communications have proven to be an area of great focus by this generation of millennial leaders simply for the proven track records for results. Open lines of dialogue and idea flow ensure a wider approach to a project, where outside the box thinking is encouraged by all members of a team. With this aspect in mind, employees are empowered to bring new and innovative ideas to the table that can be acted upon without barriers to productivity or creativity.


Simply put, the vision of a millennial leader looks to the long term, where one action today can inspire and blossom into untold possibilities. The blinders are off, and the future stands open for potential growth, both in a business and personal sense.

Passion and Enthusiasm

Knowing that satisfaction comes not only from a job well done, but also in loving what one does, more and more leaders are finding themselves in positions not because the money is good and they are capable, but because they are truly working in the field they love. This passion and enthusiasm comes through with each project, improving it immeasurably.


Though an ages old aspect of leadership, this trait remains one of the most difficult to attain. It takes a special leader to act without hesitation, working under the confidence that everything is working as it should. Decisions today impact not only the current project, but the future projects as well.

All of these traits combine to create an environment that stresses the significance of the company’s impact on society in conjunction with the financial performance of the business.


Sonia McDonald is one of Globe’s leading leadership executive coaches and keynote speakers, as well as an advisor, thought leader, and author. She’s also CEO and founder of LeadershipHQ, and through this, she empowers people to discover their own innate talent and strengths.

Named as one of the Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs and Top 250 Influential Women in the world, Sonia is shaking up the traditional view of leadership, and along the way she has uncovered some outstanding leadership talent which had previously gone unnoticed.

Sonia is internationally recognised as an expert in leadership and strategy, organisational development, workplace diversity and the neuroscience of leadership.

Sonia has also coached people around the world, encouraging them to succeed by reaching their full potential. She has helped hundreds of people build their brands, grow their leadership and business strategies, increase their confidence, build awareness, increase their business revenue, connect to the right people, build exceptional skills and achieve brilliant businesses and careers.

Sonia has written several books on leadership: Leadership Attitude, Just Rock IT! and Neuroscience of Leadership, and she writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. She has been published in BBC Capital, The Australian, HRD Magazine, Business Insider and Richtopia

Her academic achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Business (HRM)
  • Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership
  • Certified in Prism Brain Mapping Assessment
  • Certified Leadership Architect
  • Certified in The Extraordinary Coach program.