One of the things leaders are currently having to navigate is the social value differences between the boomer generation and millennials. The very best leaders are those who are able to lead generation X since they must speak to both value systems.
Gary Hamel at the Wall Street Journal blogs this list of new social values found in the rising generations (read the whole article here):
1. All ideas compete on an equal footing.
2. Contribution counts for more than credentials.
3. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed.
4. Leaders serve rather than preside.
5. Tasks are chosen, not assigned.
6. Groups are self-defining and -organizing.
7. Resources get attracted, not allocated.
8. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it.
9. Opinions compound and decisions are peer-reviewed.
10. Users can veto most policy decisions.
11. Intrinsic rewards matter most.
12. Hackers are heroes.
So, if you are a leader, and in particular, if you are planting a church, how do these tweleve criteria affect the way you lead?