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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Seeing "Shoulds." Step One in Gen IQ

Anytime we think some other generation should behave differently, work differently or think differently, we are probably identifying a knee-jerk generational assumption. Most shoulds are reflexive, simply the way our generation tends to think because of the times and the technology we grew up with. Do these sound familiar? Another generation shows up late to meetings. You think they should show up on time. And by 'on time' you mean 10 minutes before the meeting... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Forgotten Generation? Forget That. Gen X Takes the Lead.

Hey, Gen X. You used to be the middle chid, the Prince Charles generation perpetually in waiting.  But no more . With 20 years' experience and 51% of leadership positions worldwide, you are more and more the boss, the lead, number one, the chief setting the pace in the C-suite. This Fast Company article by Gwen Moran (with input from yours truly) reveals the skills your years of waiting taught you--and what you can teach us all.    A few years ago, Pew... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, May 24, 2018
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4th Quarter Careers for Never-Retirees

The fastest growing age group in the workforce these days is NOT  Millennials. And it's not up-and-coming Gen Zs. It’s people over 65.  During the next six years, these never-retirees will increase their numbers in your workforce by 5% to 6% each year. So, do the math. How many Baby Boomers will be working side-by-side with Millennials and Gen Z in your organization by 2024? can you make this a win? will you engage Boomers and make sure they don't retire... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Making Mentors of Us All

Here's a surprise. The fastest growing age group in the workforce these days is NOT Millennials, and it's not up-and-coming Gen Z. It’s people over 65. Bunches of Boomers Right now, never-retirees are increasing their numbers at work by 5% to 6% each year. So, do the math. How many Baby Boomers will be working side-by-side with young folks in your organization by 2024, when their growth will level off? Bunches. Fewer than a quarter of Americans over 65 can afford... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Monday, April 30, 2018
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There's a Word for That in "Z." A Quiz on Gen Z Slang

Gen Z (born between 1998-2015) have been around about as long as the internet and have completely grown up online. Naturally, they have new lingo.  Also known as Homelanders, Gen Edge, Alpha Gen and iGen, this young generation doesn't even have an official name yet, so they are Gen Z for now. So far, Zs have brought us slang like  TFW, woke, fire, gucci, salty, draking, unsult, glow up, extra and adulting , among others. Are you woke ( in the ironic... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Monday, April 30, 2018
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Enter the Ear Bud

If you are Gen X or Millennial, and certainly if you are Gen Z, you may never have been outside the range of urban noise. Traffic, electronics, construction—they’re everywhere. In fact, most of us live above the 75-decibel noise level health experts recommend. Even average noise levels in our homes easily reach 90 decibels. Meanwhile out in the wild, nature is getting drowned out. In nearly two-thirds of US national parks, airplanes, cars mining and drilling are regularly twice the... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Work with Other Generations. It Makes You Smarter.

Diverse teams get better results. They bring home more sales, more customers, more profit and more innovation. But this is completely counterintuitive . Working with people who are like us feels more effective. On a homogenous team, people understand each other quickly, and collaboration flows smoothly. The sameness gives us the sensation of progress. In reality,  friction adds value. For example, more diverse juries weigh cases more deeply. When homogenous teams... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Which Generation Were You Born to Lead?

“Leader” is a loaded word.Each generation defines it differently. If you work with the Silent Generation, the ghost of the “leader as commander” lingers in the air. For Silents, leadership was based on role. In the business world, executives led like generals. If you work in a traditional industry like law, medicine, accounting or government, you'll encounter this leadership model. Tips for Leading in Highly Traditional Settings ... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Feeling the Pressure as Generations Shift? A Quiz

Do you find yourself thinking   We must get younger faster, We are at a tipping point,  or  We have to change in order to survive . These are the kinds of comments I hear from clients and audiences these days. And no wonder. In generational terms, we have entered a 4th Turning, when everything feels more urgent.   Once in a Lifetime Generational studies reveal that every 80 years or so we cycle through a period when change... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Which Generation Are You When You Learn?

Books vs YouTube: The Digital Difference in Learning Styles  There’s a line of thought that goes like this—we all use the same technology, so we’re all one generation. Ummmm . .  Not so fast. We’re not one big uni-gen, even if all of us do use smart phones and apps. Each generation is shaped by lots of factors besides technology. Economic boom or bust, war and peace, the mood of the country, the... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Saturday, February 3, 2018
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