Managing Generational Differences

According to the co-authors of Leading with Vision, who are also behind the Trends in Executive Development 2016 report, “Experienced leaders of the baby boomer generation continue to retire at a pace of 10,000 per day.” This means we need to build the knowledge, experience and wisdom necessary for subsequent generations of the workforce to successfully run their organizations.

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  • Leading with Vision to Successfully Attract Millennials

    Voice America Interview with John Maketa and David Annunziata, August 2017. In the new book, In the new book, Leading with Vision, the authors explore trends in executive development and understand how creating a compelling vision allows businesses to engage the ever-elusive Millennial, effectively developing a framework and an actionable blueprint to help leaders nurture talent more effectively. They outline four approaches to leadership to create a compelling vision that others will unite around: Courage, clarity, connectedness, and culture. When brought together, these calculated leadership principles form a powerful strategy to create your compelling company vision. They will discuss: 1. Are millennials prepared to lead? 2. What is going on with women is leadership roles? 3. Who is in control employers or employees? 4. Is employee turnover preventable? 5. Do they use assessments in the selection process? 6. How can our government attract and retain the next generation of A-players? What factors that would help government create a compelling vision?

  • Leveraging Generational Differences to Improve Organizational Success

    Voice America Interview with Cam Marston, March 2016. Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the workplace and marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, as well as major professional associations, for over 17 years. Marston’s books, articles, columns, and blog describe and analyze the major generations of our time: Matures (born before 1946), Baby Boomers, (born 1946-64), Generation X (born 1965-79), and Millennials (born 1980-2000). He explains how their generational characteristics and differences affect every aspect of business, including recruiting and retention, management and motivation, and sales and marketing

  • Navigating the Aging Demographic – Rock your Age and Manage Intergenerationally

    Karen Sands believes that “visionaries do indeed have wrinkles,” and that “older women will lead the way into the future as they meet the Greatness Challenge of our AGE. Women will shift the story on the leading edge of business, as innovative social entrepreneurs, change makers, leaders, and discerning, high-value consumers.” She fully owns her “destiny more than ever before: to empower people to rock their AGE; to help women especially, and the men that love them, to experience the power of Agelessness, so to shape a new story for our times.” “By the year 2020, 76 % of Americans will be 50 years or older. With age comes many challenges, but also a heightened appreciation for life along with a greater thirst for meaning in work and relationships.” As business leaders, we need to understand this demographic and how it impacts our workforce, marketplace, and clients. Karen talks about the Longevity Economy, the new story of aging across generations, and the potential business impact of new opportunities and challenges as our workforce changes. We need to have thoughtful strategies to navigate the new terrain of the future.

photo credit: www.flickr.com Wesley Fryer