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Episode 234 – Valerie Grubb – Clash of the Generations / audio

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Valerie Grubb (@valgrubb on twitter) discuss her new book Clash of the Generations with host Craig Price. Craig is no stranger to generational issues. He speaks on the subject himself (notice the complete lack of link to his own programs!!) so he’s eager to discuss how other speakers view the subject. Thankfully, Valerie wrote an entire book on it called Clash of the Generations: Managing the New Workplace Reality. The two discuss, who’s really to blame for this generational gap,  if it is harder for a seasoned veteran to be managed by a younger person or for a new worker to be managed by a seasoned veteran set in their ways and they even give a little glimpse of what the mysterious Generation Z (no, not zombies) has planned for the near future. Most importantly, Valerie has given Craig two books to give away for free! Listen to the podcast to learn how to win a copy!

Clash of the Generations explores this new and increasingly common workplace phenomenon, and provides strategies to help managers navigate this ever more complex maze. Traditionally, older workers would retire and make room for the next generation; instead, Baby Boomers are now prolonging their time in the workplace, yet the successive generations are still coming in. Senior leaders are now left to manage a blended workplace comprised of up to four generations—each with their own ideas of work ethic, work/life balance, long-term career goals, and much more. Management is challenging at the best of times, but the new prevalence of generation gaps—sometimes even layered—add an entirely new dimension to an already complex responsibility. This book presents case studies and interviews with representatives of companies with age-diverse workforces, detailing innovative strategies for smoothing out the bumps and helping everyone work together.

You can learn more about Valerie at http://valgrubbandassociates.com/

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Episode 183 – Ben Neiburger – Elder Care / audio

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Ben Neiburger (@GenerationLaw on twitter) returns to discuss his book on elder care with host Craig Price. The country is getting older and at some point every person is going to need to discuss what to do when they get too old to take care of themselves. It’s not an easy subject to talk about and worse to go through. Thankfully, Ben has written a book “Brighter Skies: Your Blueprint for Navigating Elder Care” to help us plan ahead. It’s important we have set plan well ahead of time to avoid the emotional and financial burden of poor decisions.  Ben and Craig discuss how to allow people to face the end with dignity, avoiding family conflict, the legality of care giving and why communication is so important.

You can learn more about Ben at his firm’s website http://GenerationLaw.com.

APP BONUS: You can read “Brighter Skies” in its entirety for free!

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Episiode 57 – Cindy Maher – Multi-Generational Workforces / audio

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Cindy Maher joins the podcast to talk about something Craig finally has a clue about: Multi-Generational Workforces! From fresh-faced Millennials to never-retiring Baby Boomers, the two discuss how to get 4 generations in the same environment to work together. Cindy (along with her business partner Carol Grannis) will be presenting this topic on June 25th at the IPMA-HR Eastern Region Conference in Hyannis.

Cindy and Carol can be found at http://leadingedgecoaches.com/.

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