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Rady School of Management

Multiple Generations: Better Leadership for Today and Tomorrow

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Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and now here comes Gen Z... The generations fascinate and they frustrate. No doubt they have changed the landscape of our organizations, but what are the real possibilities and challenges that lie at the intersection of multiple generations? And what are the implications for managers and leaders across the organization? In 1986, young professionals of Generation X arrived in the workplace and a slow transformation began, unrivaled until the Millennials came of professional age 15 years later. These two generations, now side-by-side with Baby Boomers and Traditionalists, fill the modern workplace with possibility and promise. If your work environment feels demanding today, what will it be like when Generation Z, the newest and youngest generation, begin their careers? Continue developing generational expertise and build your leadership skills for today and tomorrow.

Participants will

  • Get savvy about generational differences and similarities — test perceptions against empirical evidence and see with clarity how and why shared values can be expressed so differently
  • Discover ways to build effectiveness as a leader using generational expertise to improve communication and relationships
  • Find the gaps in your organization, designed and managed by older generations, but meant to appeal to ALL as a workplace worth investing time and talent
  • Open a new discussion to prepare for the NEXT generation… look out beyond the Millennials to the arrival of Generation Z and begin your advance preparation for the next new generation of employee and customer

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Mary A. McKay, ED.D. is a member of the teaching faculty at the Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego where she has built a reputation for high-demand/high-reward student experiences. Her academic interests include leadership, diverse teams, personal ethics, and leader dev...
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