38 Killer Strategies You Can Use to Crush Gen Conflict Now!

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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Gen IQ

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

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

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

So, Where's the Wisdom?

Recently at a 4GenNow Conference, I heard Nick Titus , a 17-year-old company founder and CEO, say "If you will listent to me, then I will listen to you. But this has to go both ways."  Suddenly I had a lightbulb moment. For years I’ve shown the image above to audiences and asked, “Where is the information?” This gets people talking about top-down communication vs collaboration.  But as Titus spoke, I realized... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Friday, January 19, 2018

What Will Happen Next? The Answer Is WHO.

I can totally relate to the jumper above. Entering 2018 feels like making a crazy leap into an unknown future where things keep changing fast. Disruption is the new normal. Maybe like me you often wonder what will happen next. If so, there's good news. The question that unlocks the future is not “What will happen next?” Ask instead, “ WHO will happen next?” Who is positioned to bring new and timely innovation to your company? Who is reshaping... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Front Seat for Disruption

I live in Nashville, so I’ve had a front seat for the disruption of the music industry.  The model used to be roughly linear. Artists created music. Labels developed and promoted that music to radio stations and retail stores. At the end of the chain, people bought the music. First as albums, then later as cassettes and CDs.  The move from vinyl to cassettes and CDs was interesting, but it wasn’t disruption. That was just evolution. Disruption... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Books to Blogs. What You Must Learn Now

Our brains are effectively "wired" by the technology we use, especially the tech we use when we’re young.     Your Brain on Books If you’re a Boomer, the primary technology in your classroom was a book. You read for thousands of hours, and that did things to your brain. Your brain learned to be still, to focus, to ignore distractions. Reading is like swimming in the deep end of the pool rather than playing in the shallows. ... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Your Top 12 Burning Questions about the Generations

There’s so much fuss about generations these days. Do you wonder where all this interest is coming from or where it’s going? Do you wonder why generations shop differently, vote differently and have different notions about work ethic? You’re not alone. That’s why we made this top-12 list. If your question didn’t make the list, contact us . We are your go-to gen geeks. 1. What is the definition of a generation? Your generation is simply the group of people... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, March 30, 2017

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