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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Technology

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When Fish See the Water

“I’m having an ah-ha moment,” the Gen X manager said. Everyone in the conference room turned her way. She indicated a Boomer sitting nearby. “You think I don’t hear you.” The Boomer nodded. “It seems to me that you focus on the technology and lose the content.” The room was quiet. Something important had begun.   In my work, I think of these as moments when the fish sees the water.   Bear with me here. In this... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Top 10 Reasons Millennials Will Volunteer for You

Millennials are the next great volunteer generation!  75% of 20-somethings donated to causes last year, and 63% of them volunteered time.  They are going to volunteer for somebody. Will it be you? Check the list! Ms will support you because . . . 1. You give them new experiences. Millennials volunteers are drawn to unique experiences, learning opportunities or adventures.  Help them spend their volunteer hours doing something they’ve never... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Trusting Tech (and Strangers)

Trust is interesting currency. The other day I requested a ride from Lyft and was shown a photo of my smiling “new friend.” When she arrived, smile intact, I gave her the prerequisite fist bump and got in. Never saw her before in my life. Total stranger. And total trust. But what was I trusting? Lisa, my driver, was chatty and bright, easy to trust. But before I ever met Lisa, when she was still just pixels on my iPhone, I had decided that, barring a bloody axe on... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Hitting Walls? Experiment with Space.

Not long ago, I closed a breakout for managers by thanking the group for taking time away from their offices to attend. One Gen Xer laughed and raised his IPhone. “No problem,” he said. “This  is  my office.” His comment reminded me of how radically the ways we work have changed. Traditionally, productivity was characterized by long hours of solitary, seated activity with an occasional break to confer with colleagues. Bred to the captivity... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Fourth Quarter Careers: Part Two

Facing more years of work than you expected? You're not alone. In every industry, Boomers are working an average 7 years longer than anybody thought they would. How can you continue to bring value, relevance and maybe even joy to your work?    Below, a few tips for remaining at the top of your game until the end of the game.  Ask For What You Need. Technical Training:  If you're a typical Boomer, one thing you need is training in new... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Fourth Quarter Careers: Part One

If you’re a Boomer, you know the rules of work have changed. Companies no longer drive your career forward for you. If your career stalls, it’s on you. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good. It’s not over ‘til it’s over. As a Boomer, you can reinvigorate your work for a fast, final lap of your career. Below, a couple of the behaviors you have to develop in order to remain relevant at work. Gig Your Work and Work Your... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Marketing to Mini-Makers

Were still learning about Gen Z, born between 1995 and 2010, but the race is already on to engage this generation of digital, resourceful realists.  If not to sell to them directly, then to influence them to, in turn, influence their Gen X parents to view brands favorably. Why the imperative to create brand relationships with kids still in elementary and middle school? One reason. Their first language is digital. As true digital natives (they don’t remember... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Tweet This. (Or not)

I needed some help setting up bank-to-bank transfers. No biggie, but technical enough that I did the Boomer thing and actually walked into the branch in person . Think Throwback Thursday. The Millennial bank officer was helpful. Everything moved along nicely until he needed to go online to another bank’s site. “I can’t do that. We’re not allowed to access the Internet at work,” he said. I“What? Why not?” “So that we won’t spend... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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