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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Culture

Are Generations Global? The Answer is Economic.

In summer of 2018, Microsoft INSPIRE recognized Amy Lynch with a Speaker of Excellence award. Below are excerpts from her “Innovation Across Generations” presentation to that international audience.   Within this room, we are incredibly diverse.  Each of us lives in a series of complex identity bubbles. Our gender identity, for example, creates a sort of bubble that shapes our experience, as do ethnicity and race and personality type.  Then... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

About That Flag On Your Shirt

Generations expert Amy Lynch likes to hang out in public places (like the polls) and observe generational behaviors. Not in a stalker way, in a researcher way.    My friend Mary Katherine Morn posted this photo and its caption on her Facebook page recently.  An activist, visionary, minister and passionate Baby Boomer, she takes obvious pleasure and satisfaction in voting.  She believes it makes a difference.  I admire Mary Katherine immensely--her... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Sunday, August 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Goodbye Trophy Kids. Hello Workaholics.

Each new generation gets slammed when it first comes to work. Generation Xers were called "Slackers." Boomers were labeled "lazy hippies" and the "Me, Me, Me" generation. When Millennials came to work a decade ago, they were called "Trophy Kids," a reference to entitlement and unearned rewards.   That was then. This is now. Nearly half the workforce is Millennial, and more than 25% of them are managers. Millennials have outgrown their bad... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Monday, July 10, 2017

Vaca Dread Hits Every Generation.

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gen Differences Are Everywhere.

The first place we tend to recognize generational differences is at work. But no matter where we go, we slosh around in a stew of different generations. Do these sound familiar?  • Your family is trying to plan a beach trip for next year. The Boomers have their calendars planned til 2035 (or the apocalypse, whichever comes first), but the Millennials can’t commit to next year. They’re still on Snapchat deciding where to go tonight. You argue with family... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, March 9, 2017
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