Young LeadersWe were young once. As aspiring leaders, we undertook many projects in our youth. Time passed, as we gained education and our first “real” job. We became contributors to a larger organization. One day, we became managers of a team for the first time. We were leaders again.

As years advance, we look back to those early days and may wonder how we made it all work. We wish we knew then what we know now.

Here is the key question: What advice would you give a young leader?

As important, as a young leader, how will you lead? What principles will you lead by? What key practices will you put in place to advance your leadership skills and character?

Thinking through your leadership practices is essential. Read more.


Jon Mertz
Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry and named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America in 2014. His background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software. Outside of his professional life, Jon brings together a community to inspire Millennial leaders and close the gap between two generations of leaders. Connect with Jon on Twitter @ThinDifference.
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