Leading Generational Intersections: When Energy Meets Experience | #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Leaders are you leading generational intersections or focusing on gaps?
Every day I hear leaders talk about the generation gap in the workplace. I read about it blogs. My reaction is, it’s an intersection — not a gap. What are you doing at that intersection?
When the leadership in an organization see a gap and focus on differences, they widen the gap. When the leadership see the possibilities at the intersection of talents, success is limitless.
Leading Generational Intersections!
Gaps among diverse people are temporary not permanent. Consider how many times gaps have faded into sudden connection and teamwork in everyday life …
Disparate groups — even mistrustful factions — who pull together in a major crisis to save lives
Prospects who don’t want to talk to a sales person — until the sales rep finds the common ground
Private venture capitalists who embrace very young entrepreneurs when high potential and profit is staring them in the face
Very young entrepreneurs who truly welcome older experienced investors and advisers to increase success
Everyone Has a Story
My young nephew, when hearing me tell humorous stories that included now deceased relatives he never knew, blurted out “tell more stories!” This was after a long holiday meal where he was the only child at the table. You would think he would have been bored. No! He wanted to connect/intersect with generations he never knew.
What common elements do you find when leading generational intersections?
Positive, fun, upbeat, hopeful moments
Possibilities and abundance for everyone not exclusions and shortages of opportunities
Shared feelings and support and a sense that others “get you”
Mutual gain from respecting diverse talents and views
Higher calling or need as in a crisis
What can leadership do find more of these intersections?
Create positive opportunities for the generations to interact.
Highlight the abundance of success that awaits instead of the tough times and narrowing opportunities.
Team build with employees’ stories. The generations intersect as they see common human needs and responses emerge and merge.
Leaders, help the generations to intersect. The time is now. I have many team building programs to make this happen. Let’s do it!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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