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Leading a Multigenerational Workplace

peckI have been delivering presentation on the generations for many years and my book, "101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work" has been distributed globally. I am speaking at the Central Exchange Lyceum in Kansas a premier leadership event this month on how to work with each other in a multi-generational reality. Click here to find out more. One of the most common questions I get asked is, "isn't generations content a gross generalization?" or I get asked, "isn't it ageism?" My answer to both of those questions is that there are always differences within a structure and in the case of generations of course there are differences among a group of Gen X's as every one is unique and we have to factor in personality/gender/culture when talking about the generations. AND there is no denying that there is a values and perspective alignment that is part of the 'groups' we identify in the generations

Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:29 AM

Thought that mentorship schemes had to mean older, more established employees sharing their experience with your company’s fresher faces? Then it’s time to think again, says Matt Chittock Reverse mentoring is a new approach to workplace learning which neatly flips the concept of traditional mentoring on its head.
Author Daniel Pink of the book Drive and many other bestsellers talks about extrinsic or intrinsic motivation in this groundbreaking book on motivation. I have adapted the concept to how it would pertain to leadership and looked at how we can leverage this knowledge as a leader.
I just finished my keynote for ILTA and the room was filled with legal technology professionals. These are the crucial people that help law firms function.
Today’s work environment requires leaders with a multiple of skills the two most important skills needed to drive the business forward is to be tech savvy AND people focused. These skills can be seen as being opposite to each other. Typically tech savvy people are analytical, structured and process personalities whereas a people focused leader is empathetic, social and engaging.

Innate Leadership or Learned Leadership?

Is leadership innate or learned? Clients ask me this a lot and my answer is that leadership is both innate and learned. Now, that may not be what you expected to hear from me and maybe an ambiguous answer but here is what I have learned
Have you ever wondered what the biggest challenges are that my clients are facing or that organizations are facing? Today I am going to share with you the three challenges that I would say
An article in today’s USA Today (November 23, 2011) provides statistics on the new reality of family living. There are 5.1 Million multi-generational families living together in 2010 up from 4.2 million in the year 2000. This means three or more generations are living under one roof. The implications for the workplace are far reaching.