The number one defining characteristic of success in organizations is people and how they lead others. Successful organizations have the right leaders in the right positions and are able to capitalize on their competencies and talents. Great leaders are able to communicate a vision, rally support and create a great product or service.
— Matt Harrington, Author & Founder

Our Background as Leadership Experts

Leaders can inspire and engage, or they can disappoint and disillusion.  Currently, over 70% of employees are not fully engaged in their jobs, 7 out of 10 people “hate” their job, and only 12% of organizations report having the leaders they need a recent Gallup poll indicates.  We are in leadership bankruptcy. 

As senior leaders are nearing retirement, and new Millennial leaders are assuming the ranks, there is a vast gap between veteran leadership and new leadership.  What's more, that new leadership, although eager and full of energy tend to need more guidance and competency around core management skills and tactics.

Our Growing Millennial Leadership program was founded on the principle that great leadership is a feasible goal for any organization and individual to achieve. 

Built from from over 30 years of research, practice and implementation, our belief (and services) is based on using our brain power and talent to create and enhance leadership potential in all levels of an organization. With a vision to create a program that partners with organizations to increase leadership and strategy, while also providing professional development courses, Harrington Brands/Growing Millennial Leadership offers services in leadership, team-building, and organizational health.

We are in pursuit of leadership excellence and our belief is that the next great leadership growth will be in the new Millennial worker.  We are committed to helping you grow your Millennial talent.

The Millennial Generation

  • Millennials were born between the years 1980-2001.
  • By 2020, 50% of the workforce will be Millennials and by 2030 that number will be 75%.
  • Millennials can also be known as Gen Y, The Network Generation, The Backpack Generation, The iGeneration, and more.
  • The Millennial generation is defined by what took place in the forming years of their development: Clinton Prosperity, 9/11, Multiple Wars, Economic Collapse and Massive Amounts of Debt, and the Technology Revolution.


  • Millennials can be seen as narcissistic, self-centered, easily distracted and coddled. 
  • A Millennial-based workplace encourages: technology innovation, flexibility and adaptability, collaboration and teamwork, autonomy and meaningfulness.
  • The difference between the Millennial generation and other generations is not a difference in wants and needs as developing employees, but rather in the fact that Millennials are more comfortable demanding their needs and wants.
  • Millennials bring natural skills to the workplace including: collaboration, innovation, communication, aspiration and altruism.

How to take the best advantage of the GML program