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Gen Genius | News you can use about the generations
YOUR BOSS IS YOUNGER THAN YOU.
HOW’D THAT HAPPEN?
Noticed all the young faces at work? Many of them are leaders. This is new. Once upon a time, your boss was always your senior.
Not any more. For 20 years, digital skills have upended the old model. New challenges demand new solutions. Experience matters less, competency and agility more.
Add project teams where older workers report to younger ones, and age strata break down even more. We’re all less likey to work for a boss born before selfies.
Movies always reflect what’s on our minds. In The Intern, Robert De Niro plays a retired Boomer who returns to work for Millennial Ann Hathaway. Two years ago, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, playing washed up Gen Xers, answered to Millennials in The Internship. The Quidditch scene (in which the experienced Xers carry the day) is priceless, and there are similar senior-saves-the-day events in The Intern. READ MORE
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Katniss and Harry: Heroes for a Hero Generation The heroes of a generation show us that generation at its best. Of course Harry and Katniss are metaphor and imaginary–and they’re something more. They are Millennial ideals writ large. READ MORE
Gen X CEOs: The New Black
Gen X CEOs are trending, and we’re not just talking start-ups and tech companies. Stalwarts like McDonalds, Harley-Davidson and 21st Century Fox recently put Xers in charge. With Gen X leadership, company culture will change. Here’s how.
3 Words That Make Boomers Say “Yes” Each generation has trigger words that reveal the ideals we admire and the things we strive to be. Whether you market to Booms, work with them or want them to support your cause, use these words to win friends and influence people in the 50+ crowd.
What’s new in your company this fall? Odds are you’re seeing younger leadership. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that we understand the expectations of other generations, learn to translate what they say and banish our stereotypes about each other.
This month speaking in Austin, Atlanta and New York, If I’m coming your way, can’t wait to be with you! If not, enjoy Gen Genius and follow me on Twitter @AmyLynchGenEdge for highlights & trends.
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