• Published August 26, 2021
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It’s You, Not Them: Why Emerging Leaders Need Your Support to Succeed

Research: What Emerging Leaders Need to Succeed

What Would Your Organization Look Like if Emerging Leaders Felt Fully Supported?

With increasing globalization and digital fluency, emerging leaders are free to explore a broader range of opportunities than ever before — which creates a challenge to organizations looking to recruit and retain top talent.

The data we’ve collected through surveys and interviews points to 3 strategies that can help your organization attract, retain, and support emerging leaders — building the skills critical to success.

Insights Based on a Multi-Method Research Project & Data Collected From Around the Globe

Our research team partnered with 2 global leadership organizations — Y20, the youth forum of the G20, and the Asia Europe Foundation — to develop a deeper understanding of emerging leaders and their concerns.

  • 10,000+ quantitative surveys conducted
  • 20+ in-depth interviews with young leaders
  • 28 countries represented around the world
  • 6,000+ additional responses received to date

What Our Study on Emerging Leaders Reveals

Our study uncovers the unique experiences and values of emerging leaders around the world, shares perspectives and insights directly from Gen Z and Millennial workers, and explores pressing issues facing organizations today: Why do some young people choose to engage (or not engage) in leadership roles? How can those in positions of power create opportunities for young professionals to explore leadership opportunities?

Plus, this report gives you access to:

  • 3 strategies gleaned from our research to help you attract, retain, and engage your emerging leaders
  • Specific recommended action steps related to each strategy to provide the support young professionals need to succeed
  • Quick tips you can implement with individual teams, as well as the wider organization

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Access the report now to learn what our research revealed are the 3 most important strategies your organization can use to support and retain emerging leaders, both now and in the future.

  • Published August 26, 2021
  • 1 Minute Read

Based on Research by

Stephanie Wormington
Stephanie Wormington
Former Director, Global Strategic Research

Stephanie is a researcher with a background in developmental and educational psychology. Her research at CCL focused primarily on promoting equitable and inclusive organizational cultures, exploring collective leadership through networks, and enhancing motivation and empowerment for leaders across their professional journeys.

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The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® is a top-ranked, global, nonprofit provider of leadership development and a pioneer in the field of global leadership research. We know from experience how transformative remarkable leaders really can be.

Over the past 50 years, we’ve worked with organizations of all sizes from around the world, including more than 2/3 of the Fortune 1000. Our hands-on development solutions are evidence-based and steeped in our work with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels.