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By Tom Davidson

Since 2003, new managers and experienced leaders alike have discussed the fabled mice in Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson, who coped with change in very different ways and got very different results. But what if we changed the title to represent how the major current generations cope with change? The Veterans or the […]

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Strategy #8 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation Deal with Bad Apples – Confront poor performers ASAP. Your best young people resent their being “carried” by the organization and your middle-of-the road ones will emulate bad habits/behaviors. Here’s what you can do: Clarify workplace expectations, emphasizing not only the “what” but the “how” requirements […]

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Strategy #7 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation Enrich Their Current Jobs – As outlined in Drive and The 2-Degree Difference, a small amount of job enrichment can go a long way toward improving discretionary effort. This is true for all generations but paramount for this one. Here’s what you can do: Ask regularly […]

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Strategy #6 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation Return to Micromanaging – For Generation-X, micromanaging was the 8th Deadly Sin, but most MIllennials need and want crystal clear expectations, structure, guidelines, direction, and a constant sense of connection and progress. Stay in very close touch without “handholding.” Here is what you can do: 1. […]

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Strategy #5 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation Match Up with Mentors – Millennials grew up with parents as their strongest advocates, showing them the ropes, and directly helping them succeed. Mentoring programs meet Gen-Y needs for support and the motivations of Boomers, who want to make a difference and leave a legacy. 1. […]

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