Decoding Generational Differences: Changing your mindset...Without losing your mind

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9781450742450: Decoding Generational Differences: Changing your mindset...Without losing your mind

Why should you buy this book? Isn't this topic passe', a figment of the imagination of consultants...much to do about nothing? Before you conclude this for sure. Read the following: This is a message to those of you who may lead, manage, teach, parent or otherwise have an apparently senior position to gen Y those born between the early eighties and the mid-nineties. Sometimes referred to as Millennials often times perplexing to their older cohorts...Gen X, Baby Boomer and Traditionals. Tatoos...flipflops...purple hair...piercings in inconceivable places...you didn t sign up for this, right. And even when your gen y appears perfectly normal , you are treated in the same way you imagine a worker in a mental institution might treat an obviously delusional patient...they handle you very carefully, even agreeing with the statements you make over and over again. Why? Because they are safe in the knowledge that you are going to be gone sooner rather than later and they ll still be here. How did this happen? There are 7 irreversible realities...do you know what they are and the impact of them on you? Do you know the 7 most irritating things gen y say and how to constructively respond? Do you know the 6 qualities that gen y share with all generations? Do you know how to leverage all this to enable a workplace, a family or an organization to work together in a constructive way and create a present and a future which all generations want to be a part of? I expect that most of us wouldn t be able to answer these questions without the assistance of a coach or guide. That is where I come in. Take advantage of the 10 years of research into this topic which I led and my 36 years of business experience and buy at least one copy of my book...more if you want to spread this expertise around. Let me help you decode these generational differences.

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W. Stanton Smith is an author, featured speaker, Human Resources executive, consultant, seminar leader and coach in a variety of people-related areas. Over his career, Stan has held a variety of senior HR positions in public accounting, executive search, and the energy business. He is a recognized expert in generational issues in the workplace. Stan has appeared on Bob Brinker s MoneyTalk and the Lehrer NewsHour on PBS as a generational issues expert. His views are sought out by major news magazines such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report as well as newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal. Stan is a frequent speaker and workshop leader, and has made presentations to a wide variety of educational, professional and civic organizations. At the invitation of HR Magazine, he visited London to discuss his views on generational issues with selected UK HR leaders. He was the first day keynote speaker at the United States Naval Academy s 25th Annual Leadership Conference and for the annual meeting of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society. In June 2007 Stan received the Work/Life Legacy Award sponsored by the Families & Work Institute; the highest recognition in the work/life field for cutting edge ideas and long-term impact. Stan recently retired as a principal in Human Resources at Deloitte LLP, a global professional services organization, after 36+ years in the business world. He continues his research, writing and speaking on the topic of generational differences. In addition he is active in working to improve treatment and care of those with Parkinson s Disease. Stan is a native of Houston, Texas. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in upstate South Carolina with his wife Roz. read his blog

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It is rare that reading a book is like having a truly participatory conversation with a trusted advisor. It is even rarer that a book provides data that unearth business trends and tools for managing them well. Decoding Generational Differences is all that and much more. Read this book! Its benefits are invaluable for business leaders of all ages. --Ellen Galinsky President, Families and Work Institute Author, Mind in the Making

Stan Smith has written the practical guide to understanding generational differences in today s complex workplace. A special bonus: Stan includes a not-to-be-missed comparison of Gen Y attitudes in the US, China and India. Thank you, Stan for untangling the mysteries of generational dynamics! --Carol Evans, President Working Mother Media, A Division of Bonnier Corporation

In this enjoyable and accessible book W. Stanton Smith gets firmly under the skin of the different generations in today s workplace, in particular the baby boomers and generation y. Cynics beware: failure to address the generational issue will not only result in disengaged workers but will also impede future success. By using W. Stanton Smith's suggested tools, managers can bridge the mindset gap between the generations and enable workers to embark together on the journey to developing a sustainable workplace. --Siān Harrington, Editor HR Magazine (UK)

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