Phyllis weiss haserot
Phyllis weiss haserot


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07/2016 Can Gen X Be the Bridge Among Generations at Work?

During two Cross-Generational Conversation Day workshops I conducted recently, I posed the question: Which generation do you think can be the best bridge among the generations at work, and why? The small discussion groups, which were comprised of members of three generations, had lively discussions with input from each member of the group. On this question, the groups came to differing conclusions.

06/2016 Origins of Entitlement Mentality

The formative influences on an individual or a segment of the population that may lead to significant patterns of behavior are fascinating to contemplate for their wider implications. A Wall Street Journal article by Lisa Ward with the provocative title “How to Create a Narcissist,” reports research findings on the influence on personal traits and attitudes, satisfaction with work and the amount of top management pay when coming of age in a weak or strong economy.

05/2016 Getting to “Yes” with Millennials

Despite some of the media hype, about the divide between Millennials and their older colleagues at work, forging common ground is not a hopeless task or an expensive one. It does require willingness of both parties to address perceptions and stereotypes and engage in open conversation. I offer some advice for both Gen Y/Millennials and their managers.

04/2016 Insights from Cross-Generational Conversation with the Media

The message from the professionals to young workers and students continues to be work hard, persevere, reach out, and you do have to “pay your dues.”

At the Conversations in Journalism conference recently at Columbia University, two panels were particularly relevant for cross-generational perspectives, and the views are applicable way beyond the media industries.

 

03/2016 Who Said Millennials Are Risk-Takers? Challenge vs. Risk

Gen Y/Millennials are showing their adaptability as they sour on sexy startups and all they connote in favor of more stable and secure older, larger tech companies after seeing share prices plunge on some big names. At the same time big banks are competing for talent by offering Silicon Valley-type perks. Here are some details and takeaways.

02/2016 5 Interpersonal Hindrances to Productivity

The obstacles to productivity can be formidable. Mostly what I see and hear discussed are the more technical and logistical aspects. Yet in a company or other enterprise context, the interpersonal obstacles are the greatest. Here are the top 5 interpersonal obstacles and how to start to address them.

01/2016 “You Can’t Google It!”

The missing skills employers are asking for are the long valued abilities of written and oral communication, adaptability, managing multiple priorities, making decisions and problem-solving. And you can’t google (online search) to acquire those skills!

12/2015 5 Steps to INTER-GENERATIONAL STRESS Solutions

Unresolved inter-generational tensions can cause stress that decreases engagement, productivity and ultimately, profitability. The symptoms are likely to strike workers at all levels and management – up to the top. This e-tip lists 5 common symptoms and then gives 5 approaches to avoiding the potential stress.