Mentoring the Next Generations

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Teachers, employers and parents want to see younger people reach their potential, however the problem is that the pathway to productivity and living a life of high capacity and great quality is not a straight line for Gen Y and Gen Z’s. In an era of increasing change, greater complexity and global mega-trends these younger generations need mentors to grow them, guide them and give them the feedback they need to develop and mature.

At McCrindle we know these younger generations and we believe in their potential to achieve greatness. Managers, CEO’s, team leaders, teachers and parents have a unique opportunity to mentor these younger generations through formal and informal conversations. Gen Y and Z’s are keen be mentored. That means they want to be listened to, not lectured at, encouraged and asked open-ended questions that help their decision making process.

The goal of mentoring young people is to expand their values and worldview, strengthen their character and enlarge their personal and professional capacity. These younger generations desire opportunities for personal growth through a friendly and supportive partnership.

Mentors and leaders in society today have an opportunity to shape these younger generations. The challenge mentors often face is around how to turn general conversations into character and skill development.

7 Developmental Areas mentors need to cover

PRIORITIES: Help these generations focus amongst digital distractions

RESILIENCE: Highlight their current experience and strengths to provide assurance in anxious moments

AUTHENTICITY: Showcase the benefits of community in and above digital connectivity

INSIGHT: Provide greater vision to make wise life decisions

ENERGY: Encourage decisiveness to remove blockers, overcome obstacles and move forward

BALANCE: Teach them how to say a positive 'no' in a busy ‘yes’ work/life culture, to maintain a healthy lifestyle

GREATNESS: Inspire the best in these young people as they move through the transitional stages of life.


Geoff Brailey speaking on this topic at the Australian Communities Forum 2016

Understanding the next generation of volunteers and donors

A specific area of focus in the 2016 Australian Communities Report is analysis of volunteers and supporters aged under 30 and in this session, Geoff Brailey, Research Executive at McCrindle Research, will share the findings as well as give practical insights on engaging young people in community organisations and developing the leadership capacity of the next generation of staff and volunteers.

PURCHASE YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKET TODAY


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

house price rise aged care puzzle suburbs faux-cilise supply and demand consumer australia shifts optimistic friends mortgage global generations tattoos workshop #censusfail program learning styles deloitte pharmacy population growth mining boom litter sunburnt country ageing population high density Australian Families happiness know the times holiday Real Estate Institute of Victoria greatness google media change January 26th Christmas season curiosity typical australian father's day baby names australia report renter of the future school neutral bay spirituality royal influence Australian Population owning a home moreton bay university internet research pack employers society mateship Education Future Forum System's Architect dare to dream baby name trends online shopping TAS public speaking housing market Population Clock Caregiver hello fresh leadership sydneysiders post rationalism sydneysider future of work australian social research university degree future Australian Census NBRS Architecture Vocational education Kirsten Brewer PSI states faith gen z publication Sydney keynote speaker purpose education research February 16 2016 optus The ABC of XYZ medicine population map Valentine’s Day entrepreneurs of today Andrew Duffin impact Research Director rule keeper investor repayments 1975 employment career non profit geomapping shopper's pick baby name Generation Y teaching learning data analyst long weekend social research census fail young australians millenials toys children transport school satisfaction personalities demographer ashley fell census Financial Planning Week statistics ashley mckenzie property grandparents emerging technologies year 12 google for education researcher the great screenage brands sydney hills households australian communities trends report tv social change Australia Day Royals sydneycity ageing social media future proofing global census results World Water Day christianity sun Netflix skills earn tips rental stress narcissism social trends Northern Territory EFF Queensland Australia Day 2017 sector research data property market 10 years eliane miles demographic transformations Love internship cancelling plans entrepreneurial workplace baby average sydneysider wellbeing communications travelling follow consumerism entertainment event English challenge youth unemployment professional services real list the average aussie holidays urban living index VIC economy Australian Bureau of Statistics contiki demographic mentor changing face of sydney shopping centre cars 24 million storytelling etiquette TDE coffee video ACT ACF 1994 market research Channel 7 apartment census data Tuesday Trend faux-ciliser baby boom family online Scouts census 2016 wealth and income distribution trend social issues New Zealand menai Australians focus groups generation alpha social researcher cost of living baby boomers teleworking The Daily Edition average aussie norwest results award recap sydney metro townhouses Australia street survey lifestyle careers leadership workshop annual income work-life ease of travel in the media NBRS identity darwin selfie mccrindle in the media communication couple ethnography mobile plans internships ABS australian communities forum cold research report wealth group house price visualisation dream schools students priorities forecast Res Vis not for profit 2015 24,000,000 Australian Trends daily commute HSC financial future GPO winter blues earning urban living domestic baby names report environment baby names educated national wealth mover and shaker leader seasons criminal emerging trends gen alpha earnings baby name predictions engage tea nfp Aussie communicate events innovative participants hobart house prices proactive apartments housing affordability wolloomooloo mythbusting millionth keynote speaker research visualisation increasing densification Financial Planning Association of Australia high density living Merry Christmas household growing population ipswich ferry land of the middle class rent shbc economic 2016 census socialites social shifts Engineering Manager bureau Territory poor optus my business awards JOMO life marketing Deaths debate future of education Charlotte cultural diversity trends of 2016 sustainable education future report social commentator anzac NT national private wealth media commentary workforce hopes wages 2017 royal family "know the times" waverton professional presenters retirement CBD future-proof Work place Gen Y world youth day housing panel paying to work politics aussie culture social analysis digital overcast 2012 product celebration learn moderators guide cash hills shire educhat charity cartodb work Australian schools infographic thrive data NSW city Generation X investing 1968 Macquarie University business income unaffordable engagement christmas tertiary education urban infographic wall equip Geoff Brailey high school Kiwi VET generation Z professional speaker national crime rates generational trends the australian dream interactive research services 40 million news rich Channel Seven 1980 tuesday business performance woolworths Australian Communities Trends public speaker public holiday DIY speakers pack Mark McCrindle divorce rate insights James Ward keynote new office in depth interviews Tuesday Trends cost mother's day spend schools cancel plans potts point thought leadership responsive media activity salary eliane speaker home IT Specialists office space Northern Beaches Duchess of Cambridge SMART not-for-profit women office bus christian micro apartments motivate the changing face of men new york times safe fresh child care cancelling event students home owner clothing renting Social Trend rise of local sentiments commuters sunny days Adelaide meetings futurist jobs of the future REIV National Conference FPA poker master daily telegraph financial qualitative research community pyrmont newspaper acf15 property price home ownership trends analyst jobs fears teach trends of 2017 balance report visual logan professional development community engagement education future emerging generations government stay home bondi budget belief volunteers local communities society trends Financial Planning Association perth capital city pharmacies Research Executive staying in future of shopping state Tasmania CPI micro weather mccrindle research going out Assistant Store Manager Australian demographics princess charlotte Births relevant debt easter cloudy days finance focus group presentation conference story entrepreneur sydney event offenders organisational culture speakers conference speaker collaboration hills financial fears meals friendship technology wealth and income sports 23 million Sydney Hills Business Chamber omnibus parents social commentary goals collaborative Real Estate suburban living Northern Beaches Christian School generation training Western Australia culture group session brisbane Australian Dream unemployment relational royal baby rain urban taskforce business index social life wealth distribution global financial crisis Skilling social lives Christmas presents WA divorce Bathburst trades Queensland: QLD screenage year 7 housing trends forum huffington post names Christmas lunch McCrindle Speakers stats megatrends professional manly religion vegetarian marrickville Australian Home investment Aussies crows nest 2016 census results blaxland aged care royal Northern beaches Event wage crime authenticity low density innovation future proof organisations weekly earnings demographics workplace culture gender experience sector wide study work mates area dessert ideas builders buildings sydney speaker New South Wales sector wide families FOMO middle class Gen X showreel personal growth community event monarchy lalor park VET sector teachers house award winner rising house prices intern SMSF networking young people youth grave decision population Hills Shire Council ultimo twentyseventeen resilience facts demography train affordable food case study affordability school students faux-cilising hornsby Crime Rates prince george capital cities local community South Australia high density apartments study breakfast learner insight New Zeland trend tuesday Do It Yourself SA wedding environmental scanning financial dreams water demographic trends population milestone mccrindle tea growth housing growth mccrindle brand experience small business kate middleton gold coast Melbourne world trends cultural diveristy ACF 2016 healthy future alpha the hills DESTEL social shopping easy rider suburb presentations summer customer REIV Conference education sector media release Wodonga commute Word Up Christchurch student define 2020 quote generations cooking millennials australians staying home more conferences infographics communities local NEETs social impact outsourcing language marriages tableau social enquiry parenting 2014 survey design marriage car SRE socialising cica winter travel victoria culturally diverse research average Australian click mythbusters snapshot goal dreaming Myth graphs slideshare resource residents Wagga Wagga Sydney Hornsby Shire Council conference presentation financial independence 2013 Canberra analysis living office opening the hills shire education forecasting energy staff teacher church social researchers vegemite village Australian communities data visualisation brand Wellington

Archive