The speed of professional development, growth and promotion through the ranks of most organizations has slowed when compared to the 1970–1990 period, and the trajectory has flattened out. Paradoxically, we also find ourselves with a better educated, more confident and more worldly pool of young professionals than we have ever seen before. They believed, not so unreasonably, they were entitled to enjoy a seat on the same comfortable professional gravy train their parents enjoyed.
Instead, they find themselves seriously disappointed and severely disillusioned, and they have every right to ask the tough questions about why this has happened, who is responsible and what it means for them going forward.
The prospects for the ...