Welcome to the fourteenth issue of CEE News!
It’s the season of change. In this month’s edition of CEE News, we bring you ideas about how to break past the resistance that comes with change and create a culture that can respond swiftly, communicate freely, and organize as a network of people motivated by a shared purpose.
Last year, Baby Boomers were retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day. This year, they’re retiring at the rate of 14,000 per day, and creating a leadership gap unprecedented in our history. Filling the role of leader is difficult enough, but what if that leader is a beloved icon? What if you’re an outsider who is stepping into a C-suite position of one of the founders? In this month’s Sticky Solutions, we’ll tackle how to avoid tripping when you have big shoes to fill.
Here’s another fun fact. By the year 2020, Millennials will make up 50% of the global workforce, and 40% of all workers will be freelancers. These trends mark a major shift in how we recruit, retain, and develop a network of people who want to use their diverse talents and find meaning in their work. For help with this dilemma, our Business in Focus section features the story of Ralph and Cheryl Broetje. These owners of Broetje Orchards in Washington State overcame a 100% shift in their workforce to create a thriving community connected by a common purpose.
Before you check out these stories and more, I’m excited to tell you that we’re bringing back The Re:Imagine Leadership Summit next year! We’re expanding the hands-on sessions and bringing in more inspiring leaders during the panel discussion. Watch for details in your inbox tomorrow.