Accounting leaders make 9 requests of NextGen

In a recent article, I shared nine requests that future leaders have of their existing leaders. After this article was published, I asked a number of established firm leaders across the country to share requests they’d like to make of next generation (NextGen) leaders. With change management, communication, and faith as central themes, here are nine requests established leaders have for their future leaders:

Most NextGen talent I meet have requests for change to share with their leaders. But they lack confidence and are too deferential or too timid to make their requests. Established leaders both want and need more feedback from their NextGen talent. Their request for more dialogue is on the table. Seize this opportunity, future leaders! Sit down and share your ideas with your established leaders today.

Jennifer Wilson is a partner and co-founder of ConvergenceCoaching LLC, a leadership and management consulting and coaching firm that helps leaders achieve success. Learn more about the company and its services at To comment on this article or to suggest an idea for another article, contact Jeff Drew, a JofA senior editor, at

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