Birthdates not succession criteria (Editor's Notes)Succession planning needs to focus on best available candidates – regardless of ageBy Todd Humber12/15/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014 As a gen-Xer, it’s hard not to feel discouraged by the buzz surrounding millennials when it comes to leadership. Take this headline, which appeared on the Globe & Mail’s website last month: “Millenials better poised than gen X for leadership roles.”The argument is that gen-X workers came into the workforce during a recession. As a result, we have been trained to keep our heads down, work hard and be thankful we have a job. We’re great workers but not leadership material — or so the argument goes. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.