If you Google "Millennial" you see the countless stereotypes written about the Millennial employee. They are called lazy, entitled, immature, non-committed job-hoppers. Today many employers call Millennials a definite “flight risk.”I've been researching and speaking on Generations in the Workplace for over 10 years. I believe that time spent judging different generations would be much better spent understanding them.
Most Millennials were raised by Baby Boomers and are often misunderstood by Gen X, Traditionalists, and even the Boomers. When you understand what motivates this generation (also known as Gen Y), you gain a compelling competitive advantage in attracting, retaining, and engaging Millennial talent that fits well with your own organization.
Gen Z is on the Horizon I have been speaking on Generations in the Workplace for 10 years and finally I have a new Generation to introduce to the workplace! Gen Z is on the horizon! This untested generation’s oldest members are now turning 21 and getting ready to enter your workforce. Gen Z will soon take on their own mantle as opposed to the “They want a trophy [...]
Many of you know I speak around the country on the subjects of Generations in the Workplace, Change and Rebranding, and Generational Opportunities. A few weeks ago I returned home from an event where the team who booked me was under the impression that my 45-minute presentation would give them the quick and easy steps in “How to Manage Your Millennial.” The director said that these young kids are a huge interruption in [...]
I have been presenting keynotes on Millennials and the generations in the workplace for nearly 10 years now. I can remember back in 2008 when there were just a handful of Millennials in the crowd. Today, my audiences are filled with professionals aged 36 and under, while the number of Millennials in the workplace continues to increase. This “New Workforce” is close to half of the US workforce and they [...]
Recently I was on a conference call discussing the new leadership style of Generation X. The keynote’s title was "Bridging the Generation Gap – Passing the Torch!". The leaders on the call shared with me that their leadership team, of mostly Baby Boomers, were all close to retirement. It was time for Generation X to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–and the X'ers were excited! Gen X leaders [...]
My last keynote focused around generations in healthcare. The event brought me to New York City where I had the honor of presenting to a room of about 150 physicians and some staff from hospitals across the country. They asked if I would do the opening keynote on “The Generations in the Workplace,” with a focus on healthcare. In addition they wanted a breakout going deeper into generational perspectives in [...]
What do Jack Welch, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger, Tom Brokaw and Martha Stewart all have in common? They are members of the Traditionalist Generation born between 1925 - 1945 and they are still working... and still killin' it! In this post you will learn to marvelous contributions Traditionalists continue to make in society and your well being. After you read it, call you mom and your gramma! Traditionalist [...]
I started speaking on Generations in the Workplace, to corporations and associations back in 2000, when the Baby Boomers were in the heights of their careers and businesses. Back then, Boomers were the leaders in most organizations. Today, it's a different story. Boomers have either retired or are facing retirement in the next few years. Since the Boomers have left their mark on America and our ways of doing business I decided to [...]
A few weeks ago I was on a conference call with the committee that selected me to be their opening speaker at their annual conference. My topic: Bridging the Generation Gap - Passing the Torch! They shared with me that their leadership team, comprised of mostly Baby Boomers, was close to retirement. It was time for Generation X to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–the X'ers were excited! [...]