Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders

In an age when leaders have left our world’s most pressing problems unsolved, Activate Leadership takes a radically new look at the workforce’s growing Generation Y. What if within the very traits Millennials in the workplace are criticized, lay the seeds of strong leadership qualities ready to be activated?

Activate Leadership draws new wisdom from an ancient source—aspen groves—to inspire Millennials to lead on purpose. Author and Thin Difference founder Jon Mertz matches his “Aspen Truths” to four distinct Millennial traits for leadership skills.

With ample narrative studies and pragmatic yet inspiring leadership practices, Activate Leadership makes the case for Millennials as great leaders and gives clear guidance to further the big strides they’re already making in their workplaces and communities.

The time for new leadership has arrived. Activate Leadership offers Millennials an inspired, workable path forward.

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Activate Leadership is a must-read for any young person who wants a meaningful adulthood. That means all of us.

Danny RubinCreator, News To Live By

...excellent roadmap for our next generation of leaders... A great message for current leaders as well!

Barbara Kimmel
Executive Director, Trust Across America-Trust Around the World

Leaders from every generation, and Millennials in particular, will find this a handy trail guide as they navigate their own leadership journeys.

Randy Conley
Vice President of Client Services and Trust Practice Leader, The Ken Blanchard Companies

Activate Leadership empowers Millennials to impact their communities in powerful ways, by providing fresh, innovative leadership strategy relevant to all Gen Y Leaders. Great resource for mission-minded visionaries seeking to change their world!

Hannah Becker
Millennial, entrepreneur, and author of the book, The Motivated Millennial: An Entrepreneurial Guidebook for Generation Y

Jon Mertz, Author and Millenial Guide

Jon Mertz enjoys starting a robust conversation, interacting with thoughtful people, and offering what he can to engage in meaningful actions on how to lead and live in better ways.

A farmer’s son, a political appointee during his twenties, and a marketing and business development leader over twenty-one years, Jon has worked in large and entrepreneurial companies like Deloitte, IBM, BMC Software, QuickArrow, and Corepoint Health. In 2014 and 2015, Trust Across America-Trust Around the World named Jon one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business.

Jon graduated with an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, in 1993. He also has a BA in Government & International Affairs from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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