Allowing them to Lead

The emerging generation will be inspired if they are given the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. It is a difficult transition for the older generation to relinquish control of how things happen. It means that changes will be instituted that make older adults uncomfortable at times. The strongest leaders will be those who can speak in the multiple “languages” necessary to communicate to everyone. This is usually not something that can be learned, but is an intuitive aspect of growing up as a bicultural kid. Consider the process of older adults learning to use a smartphone. They don’t turn to their spouse for help, but rather their children or grandchildren. These kids know how to operate the technology, as well as how to communicate to the adults about its use.

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