Benezet: “You need to start with that conversation and define leadership for your company—not just leadership at the top, but throughout the company.”

CHICAGO—As more millennials ascend the ranks in the workplace, how to cultivate the next generation of leaders is at the front of most organizations’ strategies. It’s a delicate dance that requires self-awareness from current leadership, Julie Benezet, founder and managing principal for Seattle-based Business Growth Consulting LLC, tells GlobeSt.com. Benezet, a former Amazon.com executive, will be one of the keynote speakers at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge 2017 conference here Oct. 10-12. She will be addressing the topic “Navigating the New: Leading and Succeeding in the 21st Century.” We spoke with her about formulating a leadership strategy and getting past the uncertainty that leadership presents.