Title: Reinventing leadership: new approaches and the perspective of Italian millennials

Authors: Vittorio D'Amato; Francesca Macchi

Addresses: Department of Economics and Management, LIUC – Università Cattaneo, C. so Matteotti, 22, 21053, Castellanza, VA, Italy ' Department of Economics and Management, LIUC – Università Cattaneo, C. so Matteotti, 22, 21053, Castellanza, VA, Italy

Abstract: The business world is changing and it is expected that a new generation of employees (millennials), whose needs, ideas and expectations are different from those of the past, will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. The present study is aimed at understanding what competencies are needed for a leader to relate to millennials. To answer this question, the authors have collected the perspective of this group from the millennials themselves. Our proposal is based on a wealth of experience and integrates many of the latest, best, most robust and practical approaches on the theme of leadership, with research carried out on a group of 240 freshmen in our university in order to obtain the millennial point of view.

Keywords: leadership; engagement; people management; change; leadership behaviours; leadership innovation; millennials.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.101651

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.19 No.4, pp.435 - 465

Available online: 14 Aug 2019 *

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