Mentoring the Next Generations

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teachers, employers and parents want to see younger people reach their potential, however the problem is that the pathway to productivity and living a life of high capacity and great quality is not a straight line for Gen Y and Gen Z’s. In an era of increasing change, greater complexity and global mega-trends these younger generations need mentors to grow them, guide them and give them the feedback they need to develop and mature.

At McCrindle we know these younger generations and we believe in their potential to achieve greatness. Managers, CEO’s, team leaders, teachers and parents have a unique opportunity to mentor these younger generations through formal and informal conversations. Gen Y and Z’s are keen be mentored. That means they want to be listened to, not lectured at, encouraged and asked open-ended questions that help their decision making process.

The goal of mentoring young people is to expand their values and worldview, strengthen their character and enlarge their personal and professional capacity. These younger generations desire opportunities for personal growth through a friendly and supportive partnership.

Mentors and leaders in society today have an opportunity to shape these younger generations. The challenge mentors often face is around how to turn general conversations into character and skill development.

7 Developmental Areas mentors need to cover

PRIORITIES: Help these generations focus amongst digital distractions

RESILIENCE: Highlight their current experience and strengths to provide assurance in anxious moments

AUTHENTICITY: Showcase the benefits of community in and above digital connectivity

INSIGHT: Provide greater vision to make wise life decisions

ENERGY: Encourage decisiveness to remove blockers, overcome obstacles and move forward

BALANCE: Teach them how to say a positive 'no' in a busy ‘yes’ work/life culture, to maintain a healthy lifestyle

GREATNESS: Inspire the best in these young people as they move through the transitional stages of life.

Geoff Brailey speaking on this topic at the Australian Communities Forum 2016

Understanding the next generation of volunteers and donors

A specific area of focus in the 2016 Australian Communities Report is analysis of volunteers and supporters aged under 30 and in this session, Geoff Brailey, Research Executive at McCrindle Research, will share the findings as well as give practical insights on engaging young people in community organisations and developing the leadership capacity of the next generation of staff and volunteers.


Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


housing trends Northern Beaches Christian School child care property price collaborative video cica digital Hornsby Shire Council Australians domestic conference retirement work-life proactive poor Macquarie University year 7 leadership workshop VIC rule keeper society trends data overcast 1980 christian Financial Planning Week purpose award winner DESTEL greatness Caregiver cartodb marrickville prince george study South Australia supply and demand social change 2013 keynote conferences the australian dream high density apartments aged care puzzle research visualisation young people alpha seasons breakfast Gen X jobs of the future Do It Yourself divorce demographer generation Z researcher education future Kirsten Brewer emerging generations moreton bay future proof the average aussie global news employment tuesday Generation X the changing face of SMART census data demographic schools students financial dreams finance trends community mover and shaker personal growth meetings vegetarian future of education unaffordable mccrindle research Australian schools ease of travel eliane Generation Y young australians charity February 16 blaxland daily commute average sydneysider innovation micro apartments speakers transport cultural diveristy year 12 high density living business index relational organisational culture offenders australia twentyseventeen couple public holiday income perth mateship ABS waverton ACT PSI meals careers qualitative research Sydney keynote speaker cold Wagga Wagga 10 years easy rider global generations long weekend debt real Word Up financial independence gen alpha internships moderators guide NBRS Architecture quote wolloomooloo Research Executive darwin ferry recap NBRS wedding sports winter research services university annual income Christchurch poker master earning visual teaching career baby boomers social commentator baby names Christmas season 2016 world youth day water tertiary education award education future report easter baby boom Gen Y affordability baby names report equip social analysis newspaper the hills shire The Daily Edition volunteers crime food goals education 2016 census housing market living parenting curiosity NEETs investor Aussie marriages ethnography Myth 1994 challenge Charlotte in depth interviews dreaming property market new york times summer social researchers keynote speaker event GPO learner media activity hopes infographic wall stats 2020 brands millenials Sydney Hills Business Chamber Engineering Manager menai Netflix mother's day sun housing affordability survey NT church urban living statistics holidays census 2016 workplace Aussies logan Valentine’s Day Australian Bureau of Statistics area Channel 7 future SMSF faux-ciliser changing face of sydney potts point men Australian Families 23 million aged care follow Hills Shire Council housing growth princess charlotte Duchess of Cambridge lalor park wage Tuesday Trends marketing financial fears FPA SA population map communities friendship survey design internet graphs tattoos deloitte CPI experience google spend new office royal influence organisations socialites Australian Home Crime Rates growing population budget "know the times" The ABC of XYZ Northern beaches Event rich social researcher population neutral bay forum ageing bus census results public speaker urban living index Canberra fears community engagement slideshare cancel plans etiquette residents travel generation leadership 2017 research data commuters demography internship sydneysider sustainable pharmacies entertainment house price rise consumer Queensland: QLD urban taskforce Real Estate social enquiry contiki economic Northern Territory national private wealth social issues local community Australian Dream Geoff Brailey learning Christmas presents learn marriage youth unemployment media sector wide study Christmas lunch Work place mccrindle 1968 criminal travelling paying to work dare to dream christmas father's day conference speaker online shopping social lives mortgage student social education sector work cultural diversity rise of local New South Wales goal teleworking futurist sydney hills earnings social commentary school satisfaction house prices relevant cost of living schools Tasmania shopper's pick conference presentation gen z panel huffington post politics stay home staff engagement TDE winter blues case study Australian Census communications hornsby technology dream brand community event victoria business Skilling educated data analyst workshop Australian Population unemployment January 26th entrepreneur local generation alpha environment belief cash socialising authenticity states population growth language FOMO life millionth optus aussie culture Kiwi demographics lifestyle teachers megatrends JOMO Mark McCrindle sydney speaker population milestone monarchy demographic trends SRE analysis high school fresh home James Ward parents visualisation train apartment school 24 million Population Clock names office families baby name predictions communicate hobart educhat geomapping shopping centre baby 2012 bondi builders trend tuesday emerging trends presentation intern grandparents tips nfp Wellington households entrepreneurial house micro outsourcing communication identity social life infographic capital cities city suburban living Deaths investment sunburnt country Australian demographics Financial Planning Association of Australia employers cancelling plans litter ageing population motivate Melbourne eliane miles Scouts leader education research daily telegraph social media healthy future wellbeing salary future of work christianity suburb future of shopping university degree national crime rates cloudy days global financial crisis sunny days CBD staying in mobile ashley fell publication anzac Merry Christmas shbc census presentations mining boom going out cars financial future product New Zealand teach home ownership low density jobs resource sector wide focus groups Queensland Northern Beaches Wodonga ideas townhouses tv suburbs thought leadership owning a home training Sydney local communities Financial Planning Association sydney event medicine typical australian research pack average aussie VET sector property IT Specialists social shifts business performance networking 2014 Vocational education focus group baby names australia report children change non profit pyrmont culture trend future proofing balance optus my business awards norwest group session wages market research faux-cilising renter of the future office opening average Australian Assistant Store Manager weekly earnings generational trends family ashley mckenzie not for profit impact consumerism hills shire Adelaide kate middleton McCrindle Speakers bureau REIV Conference affordable shopping brand experience interactive census fail EFF Australian Trends students women professional NSW culturally diverse debate grave decision storytelling HSC 1975 ipswich manly insight commute 40 million cost national wealth Australian communities acf15 media release religion trends of 2017 baby name trends optimistic group Western Australia Territory skills brisbane state REIV National Conference government rain dessert Royals royal tableau emerging technologies work mates learning styles mccrindle in the media faux-cilise priorities car forecasting mythbusting village vegemite mythbusters list toys wealth distribution renting buildings ACF crows nest facts cancelling event online define public speaking research environmental scanning wealth holiday baby name gold coast English data visualisation participants TAS Australian Communities Trends shifts rent world 2016 census results narcissism events post rationalism millennials trades entrepreneurs of today resilience economy home owner Res Vis sydney metro System's Architect trends of 2016 wealth and income distribution professional services mccrindle tea royal family social impact Australia Day woolworths financial rising house prices workforce Education Future Forum personalities 2015 workplace culture WA wealth and income sector Real Estate Institute of Victoria innovative Andrew Duffin World Water Day media commentary story thrive mentor apartments house price faith New Zeland Bathburst demographic transformations household urban hello fresh australian social research tea forecast sentiments professional development Births pharmacy society Channel Seven trends analyst capital city sydneysiders future-proof spirituality teacher research report sydneycity weather omnibus not-for-profit program customer professional speaker gender Australia Day 2017 24,000,000 repayments snapshot insights responsive collaboration generations high density housing rental stress DIY results earn youth cooking australians staying home more energy friends australian communities forum clothing safe royal baby coffee social research Love small business engage ACF 2016 happiness school students investing divorce rate growth ultimo Social Trend Tuesday Trend plans VET selfie land of the middle class know the times google for education office space social trends #censusfail report increasing densification the hills in the media celebration australian communities trends report middle class click