Posted by Carl Gerhardt on Aug 27, 2019
On 8/27/2019, Kandice Cabets brought in a video that she saw at the Global Leadership Council that she attended concerning "Generational Myths" and how leaders can make use of this data to better communicate better with all generational types. The speaker in the video was Jason Dorsey of the "Center for Generational Kinetics". Jason Dorsey is pictured in the above photo from the video.
Jason Dorsey spoke about the differences in the different generations staring with the "Baby Boomers" and ending with "Generation Z". In that process, he proved where some of what is believed about the different generations is not true and gave objective facts to back that statement up. Jason spoke about some truths he had discovered by studying the different generation groups. They are:
  1. The number 1 trend that shapes generations is parenting because parenting influences every aspect of who we are. For good or for bad, we are all influenced by our parents in some way or another.
  2. The number 2 trend is that technology influences the different generation groups differently. Technology is only new if you can remember the way it was before the technology became widely available. Older generations grew up without TV or cell phones while newer generations have never known a world without them.
Jason, then talked  little bit about each generation group. The groups are as follows:
  • The Greatest Generation - These are the people that fought and died in World War II for our freedom.
  • Baby Boomers - These are the people born between 1946 and 1964.
  • Generation X - These are the people born between 1965 and 1984.
  • Generation Y - These are the people born between 1975 and 1982.
  • Millennials - These are the people born between 1982 and 2004.
  • Generation Z - These are the people born after 2004.
Jason pointed out that each generation has its own way of communicating and leaders of any kind need to understand that if they want to really communicate with any of these groups. Jason also pointed out that every generation brings something to the table and it is the wise leader that knows how to appreciate and make use of that strength when trying to get something done.
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