Tag Archives: Generations

How Do You Retain Millennials, REALly?

Women Lead Radio logoJoanie Connell, your host of REAL Life Lessons, has a conversation with Aaron Levy, CEO of Raise The Bar Consulting, on understanding how to keep your Millennial employees.

You’ll hear answers to questions like these:

  • Are there really generational differences or is it just an age gap?
  • What can we do to better Understand Millennials in the Workplace?
  • Are Millennial women different from women of previous generations?
  • What are your top tips for attracting and retaining Millennials?

Listen here.

3 Societal Shifts That Will Affect How You Do Business

Lifestyle Business MagazineJoanie Connell’s article appears in Lifestyle Business Magazine!

The Millennial generation is profoundly influencing our society in many ways that may impact your business a great deal. According to a recent Pew Research study, Millennials are currently the largest generation in the workplace in the United States.  They outnumber both Generation X and Baby Boomer workers. By the year 2020, they will have more than 50 percent of all jobs.

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Organizing Your Mind to See New Perspectives

The BizWiz podcast is a short, 15 minute interview on a targeted business issue.  In this episode, Doug Sandler interviews Joanie Connell on Millennials at work.

Questions you’ll get answers to:

  1. How are Millennials changing the way people do business?
  2. Why is there so much friction between the older and younger generations?
  3. What are some of the myths or stereotypes about Millennials that need to be debunked?
  4. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, what trends do we need to pay attention to that aren’t just passing fads?
  5. What does it take to be a successful leader in a Millennial world?
  6. Why are Millennials facing midlife issues so young? How is it affecting their careers?
  7. Millennials aren’t kids anymore. Many are in their 30s and some are approaching 40. What kinds of challenges are they facing as they approach midlife?

Listen here.

Connecting Generations: Guest Dan Negroni Speaks

I am pleased to support my fellow Generations Expert and San Diegan, Dan Negroni, by sharing some of his tips with you in this post.

We all catch ourselves complaining about the “other” generation—millennials, boomers, Xers, you name it.  Dan says:

  • STOP pointing out problems and saying others are the problem.
  • START asking yourself, “What about me is not connecting and getting results? What am I doing to widen and maintain this gap?”

Continue reading Connecting Generations: Guest Dan Negroni Speaks

Are Gen X Women Being Squeezed Out Of The Workplace?

Fast Company logoSandwiched between two of the largest and more vocal generations, gen-Xers (especially women) face several unique challenges at work.

“[Gen X women] were raised during the women’s movement and were led to believe they could have it all, but, once they started working full-time, they realized it wasn’t possible to have it all, Connell says. Millennial women, on the other hand, saw their first female Supreme Court justice and their first female secretary of state while they were children, making it seem that anything is possible.”

There’s much more.  Read the full article here.

Finding Happiness in your Career

Rhodes to Success with Jessica Rhodes

On this episode of Rhodes to Success, Jessica interviews Dr. Joanie Connell. During the show, Jessica and Joanie discuss helicopter parenting, generational differences in the workplace, what makes a great leader, how to help employees be resilient, and how to find a career that excites you.

Main Questions Asked:

  • What are the pros and cons of helicopter parenting?
  • Talk about millennial and generational challenges in the work place.
  • Comment on how different generations figure out how to be happy in their career.
  • Do you think the transition from employee to contractor jobs help people find a work/life balance?
  • What does it take to be a successful leader?
  • How do you teach employees to take on leadership roles?
  • What can we do to help our employees be more resilient?
  • How can people find a career that excites them?

What Have We Done to the Next Generation?

Thought Piece

What are we doing to our children? They are counting on us to raise them to be healthy, capable adults. They are depending on us to put our own needs aside in the interest of theirs.

But look at how selfish we are!

We placate our distress by keeping our children happy instead of robust.

spoiled girl

We live our joys through what we deem as worthy achievements for our kids instead of letting them live their own dreams.

child graduatingWe make money by causing mass anxiety through media and product marketing instead of letting parents believe in themselves and their kids.

family marketing

We drain the earth’s resources to make ourselves comfortable instead of leaving enough for subsequent generations.

water bottle

We create personal and national debt, instead of saving for our populace’s future.

bankrupt

What have we done? How can we continue to do this? Why are we blaming the younger generations for our selfishness? Who’s the entitled generation really?