The bumpy processes, the bruised egos, the leadership mistakes are unavoidable—they are part of each leader's journey. But as the more seasoned leaders at the table, we can help bring out the best of the experience they do have. We can empower young leaders through our intentional investment in their growth.
Let me share what this looks like for me. Through one-on-one coaching, I help young leaders identify their strengths, gifts, and perspective—their unique leadership voice. And in a group context, I equip young leaders to accelerate through some of those leadership bumps by combining my experience with their potential.
Through it all, I share my leadership story filled with catastrophic mistakes and surprising successes. I share the lessons I have learned and am still learning. I encourage them that their leadership experience is drastically different from mine—and that is exactly what is needed for the Kingdom.
I believe in this generation of young women leaders. They are poised and ready to change the world. What young leaders are in your sphere of influence? Will you tell them to wait a decade, or empower them to lead now?
Julie Pierce empowers leaders to change the world through coaching, consulting teams, and communicating with groups. You can follow her on Twitter at julie_pierce or read her leadership blog at www.empoweredbypierce.com.