Executive/Management Jobs Not Being Filled: Gen X Not Ambitious, Enough

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Executive/management jobs are standing vacant. Those vacancies will increase by the end of this year as 10 million baby boomers retire.

Too many executive/management jobs are not being filled, explains McKay Coppins in Newsweek, primarily because of two reasons. The younger generations, especially Gen Y, have been both socialized and educated to shun that old-fashioned ambition and sense of competition necessary to wind up in the corner office. Youths tilt more toward following your strengths rather than being driven and cooperating rather than competing to be No. 1.