Doug Gray

Why Millennials Demand OKR Leadership from Managers and Leaders

Millennials think they are unique. Just ask one. However, throughout history there have always been population surges after wars, diseases and migrations. So, what makes those called millennials, born in the U.S. between 1981-1996, truly unique? They represent over 75 million people, 25% of the U.S. population, a larger population surge than the post-war Baby Boom, 30% of the voting age, more diversity than any previous generation, and about 50% of today’s workforce (see Brookings.edu). These millennials are uniquely qualified to use new tools such as digital technology to communicate, social media platforms to influence consumers and public opinions, graphic images and visual memes, ethnic and racial diversity to describe more inclusive perspectives. The result is massive impact from countless millennials in every workplace and business sector. Examples include social protests, outrage, political discord, lawsuits, reputational attacks. Millennials are demanding to speak and be heard. That fact requires that managers and leaders respond differently than ever...
Doug Gray

Doug Gray

Doug Gray, PhD, PCC specializes in outcome-based leader development. He has worked with over 10,000 leaders in multiple business sectors, schools and colleges, as well as with families and non-profits. Since 1997, as CEO of Action Learning Associates, his consultancy guarantees results using the globally validated AD-FITTM protocol in workshops, assessments and executive coaching. Dr. Gray speaks and trains leaders throughout North America. He is an executive coach and engagement manager with CoachSource, the largest global provider of executive and leadership coaching, since 2013, and serves as a consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group since 2019. Objectives + Key Results (OKR) Leadership is his third book, written because his clients asked, “What really works?” Dr. Gray is also a former adventure racer and has been featured on CBS Sports numerous times, as well as a marathon runner.