Embracing ‘A New Kind of Diversity’: Strategies for Multigenerational Leadership
The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series
Hello, and welcome to another exciting edition of “The Not Old Better Show” on radio and podcast! Today’s episode is sponsored by Journey Perfect Sleep Chair and GoldCo. I’m your host, Paul Vogelzang, and I will be joined today by the amazing Sam Heninger, a well-known coach from The Courage Coach.
For the first time in history, up to five generations find themselves working alongside each other in a typical company. The result? There can be division. Interactions between people from different generations can resemble a cross-cultural relationship. Both usually possess different values and customs. At times, each generation is literally speaking a different language! Our guest today, Dr. Tim Elmore, offers guidance and positive direction.
How can we hope to work together when we can’t even understand each other?
Our interview today provides the tools to:
- Get the most out of the strengths of each age group on your team.
- Foster effective communication instead of isolation among people.
- Build bridges rather than walls so that loneliness becomes connected.
- Connect people to learn how both veterans and rookies can mentor each other.
There is a huge gap that very few are taking seriously. Long laughed off as a cliché and more recently mocked in memes #HowToConfuseMillennials and #OKBoomer hashtags, the generational gap has become an undeniable tension in the global workplace.
Sadly, it has fostered:
- Loneliness in our workplaces
- Poor communication in our teams
- Reduction in revenue and team morale.
- Conflicting values and priorities in the office.
- Divisions that lead to “walls” instead of “bridges”
We will talk about all that and more today. Welcome, Dr. Tim Elmore.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Journey Perfect Sleep Chair and GoldCo. Please support our sponsors. My thanks to Dr. Tim Elmore for his time, preparation, and expertise. My thanks go to the amazing Sam Heninger, a well-known coach from The Courage Coach. My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast. Be well, be safe, and let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.