Leading Across Generations

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A bridge between generations is created when both young and seasoned professionals understand how to communicate with and support each other.

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Leading Across Generations

  1. 1. Understanding Generational Development Preferences Misti Burmeister, CEO Vision: To Create Partnership in the World
  2. 2. Creating a Shift… “All Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
  3. 3. Acknowledging You “Be the change you wish to see” -Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
  4. 4. Why is Generational Diversity Important? “44% of organizations have no knowledge-transfer process in place and no plans to create one.” -Training + Development, January 2008
  5. 5. “Nearly 60 percent of HR managers at large companies say they’ve observed office conflicts that flow from generational differences, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.” (CNNMoney.com)
  6. 6. Your Agenda About your speaker Generations at a Glance Leading Across Generations Your opportunity
  7. 7. About Your Speaker “When organizations create a space where the strengths of each generation can flourish and are aligned with the vision/mission, they meet with success beyond comprehension.” -Misti Burmeister
  8. 8. Peter F. Drucker “Knowledge is information that changes something or somebody — either by becoming grounds for actions, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action.”
  9. 9. What Generation Are You, By Year? Matures, Veterans, Greatest Generation 1922-1943 (ages 65-86) Baby Boomers 1943-1960 (ages 48-65) Generation X 1960-1980 (ages 28-48) Generation Y, Millennials, Echo-Boomers 1980-2000 (ages 8-28)
  10. 10. Matures: 1922-1943 = 65-85 Influential Events: Stock market crashed – 1929 U.S. Depression deepens – 1930 Star Spangled Banner becomes national anthem – 1931 FDR elected – 1932 Social Security System established – 1934 Hitler invades Austria – 1937 U.S. prepares for war – 1940 Pearl Harbor; U.S. enters WW II – 1941 D-Day in Normandy – 1944 FDR dies – 1945 Victory in Europe and Japan – 1945 Korean War – 1950
  11. 11. Matures: 1922-1943 = 65-85 Core Values: Dedication, conformity, law and order, respect, patience, duty before pleasure, honor In their profession: Assets: Stable, detail oriented, thorough, loyal, hard working Liabilities: Inept with ambiguity and change, reluctant to buck the system, uncomfortable with conflict, reticent when they disagree
  12. 12. Generational Mission?
  13. 13. Baby Boomers: 1943-1960 = 48-65 Seminal Events: Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus – 1955 Congress passes the Civil Rights Act – 1957 Birth control pills introduced – 1960 Kennedy elected – 1960 Kennedy established Peace Corps – 1961 Cuban Missile Crisis – 1962 MLK leads march on Washington, DC – 1963 President Kennedy assassinated – 1963 U.S. sends ground combat to Vietnam – 1965 National Organization for Women founded – 1967 MLK and Robert F. Kennedy assassinated – 1968 Woodstock – 1969
  14. 14. Baby Boomers: 1943-1960 = 48-65 Core Values: Optimism, team orientation, personal growth, work, involvement In their profession: Assets: Team players, willing to do what’s necessary to get the job done, great relationship builders and team players Liabilities: Spenders, less comfortable going against peers or dealing with conflict, less willing to give feedback and sensitive toward receiving feedback
  15. 15. Generational Mission?
  16. 16. Generation X: 1960-1980 = 28-48 Seminal Events: Women’s Liberation protests – 1970 Watergate scandal – 1973 Energy crisis begins – 1973 Mass suicide in Jonestown – 1978 U.S. corporations begin massive layoffs – 1979 Iran hold sixty-six Americans hostage – 1979 Ronald Regan inaugurated – 1980 Challenger disaster – 1986 Stock market plummets – 1987 Terrorist bomb blows up flight 103 over Lockerbie – 1988 Fall of Berlin Wall – 1989 Operation Desert Storm – 1991 Rodney King beating videotapes, LA riots - 1992
  17. 17. Generation X: 1960-1980 = 28-48 Core Values: Diversity, thinking globally, balance, informality, self- reliance In their profession: Assets: adaptable, technoliterate, independent, unintimidated by authority, creative Liabilities: impatient, caught in the middle, inexperienced, cynical
  18. 18. Generational Mission?
  19. 19. Generation Y: 1980-2000 = 8-28 Seminal Events: “Babies on Board” ~ focus on children and family Parent Advocacy Violence: Oklahoma City bombing, schoolyard shootings – 1995 Technology Busy, over-planned lives Multiculturalism/Globalism Terrorism/Heroism Clinton/Lewinsky Columbine High School massacre – 1999 9/11 – Patriotism – stores that sold flags, sold out in 24 hours Virginia Tech massacre – 2007
  20. 20. Generation Y: 1980-2000 = 8-28 Defining Characteristics: Pay-at-the pump Netflix Online Bookstores Text Messaging ATM’s & online banking Online take-out food & groceries Self check-out at stores
  21. 21. Generation Y: 1980-2000 = 8-28 Core Values: Optimism, civic-minded, inclusive, achievement oriented, confidence, achievement, sociability, morality, diversity In their profession: Assets: Sociable, optimistic, talented, well-educated, collaborated, open-minded, influential, positive attitude and achievement-oriented. Liabilities: Distaste for “menial” work, poor people skills, impatience, need for supervision and structure, inexperience, confidence
  22. 22. Generational Mission? Create their own… schedule, new ways of getting work done, the exact job they want, who they report to, etc
  23. 23. What Generation Do You FEEL most like? Matures, Veterans, Greatest Generation 1922-1943 (ages 65-86) Baby Boomers 1943-1960 (ages 48-65) Generation X 1960-1980 (ages 28-48) Generation Y, Millennials, Echo-Boomers 1980-2000 (ages 8-28)
  24. 24. What Generation Are You LEAST Like? Matures, Veterans, Greatest Generation 1922-1943 (ages 65-86) Baby Boomers 1943-1960 (ages 48-65) Generation X 1960-1980 (ages 28-48) Generation Y, Millennials, Echo-Boomers 1980-2000 (ages 8-28)
  25. 25. Leading Across Generations What is your career vision? 3-5 years? What is your organization’s vision? Motivation/Inspiration = you and your team
  26. 26. Loyalty “Productivity is the outcome of respect.” - Dr. Samuel Betances
  27. 27. Workbook from Boomers to Bloggers: Workbook and Resources A Practical Guide for Leaders of Multi-Generational Teams
  28. 28. Your opportunity… I = Impact R = Referral C = Contact: Email and Phone M = More Information Newsletter Book Workbook Presentation Slides
  29. 29. Information for this presentation acquired from: Zemke, Raines and Filipczak. “Generations at Work.” Copyright 2000. Deal, Jennifer. “Retiring the Generation Gap: How Young & Old Can Find Common Ground.” Copyright 2007. Strauss & Howe. “Generations.” Copyright 1991. Toossi, Mitra. “A Century of Change: U.S. Labor Force, 1950-2050.” Monthly Labor Review; May 2002. Chester. “Getting Them to Give a Damn.” Copyright 2005. Tulgan, Bruce. “The Under-Management Epidemic.” Study conducted by Rainmaker Thinking; June 2004. Barash, Susan. “Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women and Rivalry.” Copyright 2006. Hankin, Harriet. “The New Workforce: Five Sweeping Trends that Will Shape Your Company’s Future. Copyright 2005. Strauss, William & Howe, Neil. “Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584-2069. Copyright 1991. Novations survey. 2007. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CNN Money.com. The Generation Gap at Work. December 2007 Fritzson, Howell, and Zakheim. “Resilience Report: Military of Millennials.” March2008
  30. 30. Thank You! www.InspirionInc.com 703.865.6033 MB@InspirionInc.com
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