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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Generational Cycles

8 Ways the Pandemic Will Define Gen Z

Each generation has a watershed moment when they are young – a sudden plunge toward uncertainty they all remember vividly all their lives. These moments crystalize the frame of mind for a whole generation of kids.  For months, Gen Z kids have sheltered in place, worn masks, socially distanced and learned online. They listen as authorities argue about solutions. Summer vacations are uncertain, as is school in the fall. How will all this change them?  In... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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2020: Will Your Generation Be Invisible?

Amy spoke recently to the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research . THESE ARE NOTES FROM her ADDRESS.      The room was full of data-heads. Everybody there spoke “numbers” fluently. So we started there – big generations, small ones, how peacetime and good economies make birthrates go up while wars and uncertain economies drive fertility down. As a result, Millennials are today's official gorilla gen... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Saturday, August 25, 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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Whatcha Gonna Call Gen Z?

Many factors shape a generation – the economy, the political scene, parenting trends, educational methods and big turning-point events like the Kennedy and King assassinations, 9/11 or The Great Depression. A new generation is created when several elements like those above come together and create a clear shift in the national mood—from passionate to cynical maybe or, more recently, from cynical to urgent.  Right now, we’re watching those... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Healthcare Disruption and Gen IQ

What’s changing in healthcare? Nearly everything ! It’s easier to ask what’s not changing. That would be a shorter list.     Three megatrends are in play simultaneously:      digital tech, consumerism and public policy No matter what our role in the industry, we're all feeling the pressure of disruption. Star Trek and TUGS New technology is all over the board, from electronic charting, mobile care and scheduling with... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Millennials Revive Rust Belt Cities

What are cool cities for Millennials? Denver, Austin, San Francisco and Nashville top the list of“it” cities for Millennials, but they are old news. To find hot cities right now think Rust Belt. Millennials are revitalizing Pittsburg, St. Louis, Detroit, Columbus, Baltimore and Cleveland, cities once given up for dead. To imagine whats’ happening, picture an airline route map in a flight magazine in which all the lines curve up from the coasts and converge in the... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Innovation: Part of the Job

No matter where you look, innovation is transforming old, overwhelmed systems. No industry is like it was 5 years ago. Online shopping disrupts store-front retail. Online degrees disrupt campus-based education. Newspapers are failing, and Twitter is growing. Entrepreneurs crowdsource their start-ups, seek gigs rather than careers, and use Uber rather than buy a cars.   No More Status Quo This fits with generational cycles. Every 80 years or so, we go through a period of... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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New Org Charts for an Era of Change

I often talk about org charts in my speeches. When I show audiences a traditional top-down pyramid, two things happen simultaneously—some people groan aloud, and other people say “Hey, it works.“ The difference is often generational.   Amy Lynch, The Expert on Generations at Work |  @AmyLynchGenEdge Let's Talk:  615-944-6140 Author and entrepreneur Amy Lynch helps the generations understand each other and work together. She has... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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Growing, but Gray?

Associations and nonprofits tend to have a common problem these days—going gray. Even groups that are growing in this recovering economy are often growing older , too. No surprise then, that the biggest challenge associations and nonprofits report is engaging younger generations. Until recently, people supported nonprofits and associations because it was the “right thing to do.” Nothing wrong with that. It just doesn’t work with Gen X and Millennials. The first... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Animation for Gentler Generations

Once upon a time, a boy named Finn and his magical dog Jake saved a candy princess from an evil king in the land of Ooo—and sparked a viral phenomenon. Since 2007, Adventure Time has garnered dozens of awards and 3 million viewers per episode--kids and adults in equal numbers.   I was fascinated when several Millennials told me they watch AT . What gives? Why would 20-somethings glom onto a seemingly naïve cartoon?   First, there’s the way it... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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