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Monday, March 16, 2009

Generational Leadership

This is the second of several posts on a review of the book, Retiring the Generation Gap: How Employees Young & Old Can Find Common Ground (Jossey-Bass, 2007)

Here is an overview of the top 10 findings:

1.All generations have similar values. Top values for every generation are Family, Integrity, and Love.

2. Everyone wants respect, they just define it differently. Older generations want respect for their experience and younger generations want respect for their new ideas and suggestions.

3. Trust matters a lot. The less people trust their leaders and or organizations, the more likely they are to leave.)

4. People want leaders who they can believe in.All generations want leaders who are credible, trustworthy, dependable, farsighted, encouraging and good listeners.

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