Generation Y

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The Next Generation Of Colleagues & Customers

There's a growing industry about how to lead 'Generation Y' - They're into immediate gratification, don't focus, won't be led (good for them on that one), etc. etc.

A lot of the consultants driving this growth in 'how do you lead these strange people?' talk and write nonsense. This video is a nice corrective, I feel. 

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Are You Managing or LEADING Generation Y?

From Changing Winds

I recently did a Google search on “Generation Y.” The outcome?

4,050,000 results.

I then searched “Millennials” and got 483,000 results.

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Article: Mike Eldon on leading Generation Y

Hub member Mike Eldon, based in Kenya, sent over this article, which draws on the work of Edgar Schein and Mike's own experience to look at how we need to change our workplace culture and how we lead. Old-style leadership is just that: old and, in many cases, past its sell-by date. Leadership as currently practised is increasingly irrelevant to younger generations and needs to evolve to become so.

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A Good Lesson for Generation Y

A college student at a football game challenged a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was impossible for their generation to understand his world.

"You grew up in a different world," the student said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "Today we have television, jet planes, space travel, man has walked on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars, we even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and, uh..."

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We don't need no stinking leaders!

This reminded me of how young people see corporate leadership. In the book The Kids Are Alright, which is all about how the gamer generation are changing the workplace, there is a chapter headed: "Leaders? We don't need no stinking leaders". This clip reminded me of that. Yes, this is a spoof, but there's truth in this isn't there? The arbitrary corporate boss who favours and punishes depending on the mood he or she is in is famliar to all of us.