Tag Archives: Gen X
Generation X (those born 1965-1979) were raised to operate independently. Women were leaving the homemaker role behind, and heading off to work. The working mom in the 70′s had no daycare or nannies to watch over her children. Many Gen … Continue reading
I first started speaking about The Generations way back in 2005 when the Baby Boomers were still in charge! Today many Boomers have retired and those remaining in the workforce are finding themselves working for a younger boss. A recent … Continue reading
In my travels throughout the country, I’ve been speaking about the challenges and the opportunities created by the different generations in the workplace. And sadly, I am hearing more of the challenges than opportunities… I have come across managers and … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I was in Tampa, Florida speaking to an association on The Generations- Here’s the lesson I learned; Younger generations are changing the rules- Take a second and watch this video blog and share your thoughts on Gen Y challenging YOUR rules! Continue reading
Today starts the 30 Day Blog Challenge that Crystal Washington recently proposed to our mastermind group – plus one. I am pretty excited because I want to be a more consistent blogger and seriously build up my subscriber base. And now I have been challenged to do just that! From time to time I will reference the blogs and ideas from the other members of this team. So let me introduce you to my 30-Day Blog Challenging Mastermind Group Plus One! Continue reading
What I love the most about the book is Tina’s career advice which I found great for professional speakers and performers, like anytime you perform for an audience that isn’t there voluntarily it’s hard. She gives women a ton of advice which I loved, especially telling women to trust their instincts and just do your jobs the best way you know how not caring what others think! And if Gen Y reads this book they are going to discover that getting to 30 Rock included and still includes hard work, perseverance, and at times having to be the bossypants. Continue reading
Here are just a few things I have learned in the past few months from a Gen Y:
1. There’s a new world of communications out there- learn it, embrace it, and connect.
2. Stop talking and start listening. There are newer, quicker, better ways to do things.
3. Think green and stop printing out everything.
4. Spend money and invest in digital products like Go-to-Webinar, Camtasia, Prezi ,Screenr, and other cool tools…oh and you have to learn how to use them
5. Please don’t call and don’t waste your time leaving a message- text or connect through Facebook or Twitter
6. Give some ideas away but remember to value your time and charge accordingly. You will attract the people who value you and your message and let the others go.
7. Forget about pushing your ideas out there. Pushing is offensive and old-school. Today we are using social media to pull the audience to you. Start posting consistently.
8. This generation is not cynical- they love feedback, motivation, encouragement, and exciting projects AND they will put in the extra time if they are into it!
9. People want their information when they want it and where they want it…Make digital products (and we are.)
10. Respect your elders… Continue reading
Professional speakers know the value of fun. We all know that laughter opens people’s minds and learning occurs much faster when people are having fun. Gen X and Gen Y know the value in having fun. Innovation and creativity soars when people are laughing and having fun. Researcher’s know the value of having fun-research at California State University Long Beach showed that people who have fun at work are more creative, more productive, work better with others and call in sick less often. Continue reading