Millennials get a bad rep just about everywhere. If you’re a Millennial on your credit union or bank’s leadership team, then you’re well aware of the uphill battle you fought to get there, and the even greater battles ahead.
But let me remind you: Steve Jobs was 21 when he started Apple. Jeff Bezos was 30 when he started Amazon. Howard Schultz was 32 when he took over Starbucks.
My point? Almost every business leader in history has been where you are. Even your board and executive team were once rookies.
You can’t control your generation’s pre-existing reputation. You can’t control what your board and executive team think about “those young people.”
What you can control, however, is your response.
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