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Generational Speaker on The Challenges with Facebook

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Facebook: Life Interrupted and Forever Changed
I told my 28 year old sister about a party I am throwing for our brother and she said, Can you update me about it on facebook?
What? Why? You’re sitting right across from me. I’m telling you right now.
What is this obsession? Love it or not, social networking is here to stay.
I’ll Facebook You
The first time somebody said this to me I thought she was cursing. Eventually everybody started threatening this. Now I find it hard to remember the good old days, when it was so refreshing to actually have a real conversation over the phone. Even email now seems like outdated technology.
Is this like some new cult or something? I think the most annoying thing about Facebook is that everybody is using it; you feel pressured to join the crowd.
With numbers estimated as high as 70 million, Generation Y (also known as the Millennial) is the fastest growing segment of today’s workforce and social networks are the number one way they prefer to communicate.
The problem is Facebook is a loose social network; a "friend" on Facebook might be someone you'd barely recognize in real life. It is also largely uncensored and it’s not like face to face conversation people can hide behind their computer screen (or iPod) and have the confidence to say anything they like.
There are no real rules to facebook. Anyone can say anything and the world can hear it. Yikes! Is this really what they intended when they built this software? (Yes)
This technology is so powerful it has changed the way we communicate and build and maintain relationships. I have heard and experienced some great stories of how people have found each other and reconnected by facebook. I want to focus this article on some of the irritating things about it. I am motivational person after all (teeheehee).

Facebook Foibles
The other day a friend cancelled lunch with me because she was sick. Later I noticed on Facebook that she was skiing with some friends. Ouch!
I hear about people calling in sick for work and than making moment by moment updates on Facebook about what their doing, effectively leaving a public record of their betrayal.
My aunt found out first that I had a baby boy on Facebook thanks to the disgusting birthing photos my fiancé thought would be nice for others to enjoy. They were posted on facebook and I hadn’t even passed the placenta.
My brother -in -laws girlfriend changed her status on Facebook to single. Unfortunately she forgot to tell him. Imagine his surprise when he found out from several of his friends and family he was now single!
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Tags: leadership, x and y generation, generational speaker

Generational Speaker Free Resources

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Below is some inspiration and resources from Generational Speaker, Jody Urquharts Column and Blog to help you manage the X and Y Generation.

"Young people today have no work ethic!"  "The over-the-hill crowd is clueless."  "Workaholics?  Get a life!" 

Funny motivational speakers millenials program link

There is a new face to workplace diversity.  Elders, boomer's, X's and millennial share different values and work styles that present new challenges in the workplace.  Learn practical solutions and insights for bridging and overcoming these generational differences.
4 Tips to Lead Someone Older than You
How not to manage x and y generation
x and y generation complacency
Develop a Leadership Program for the Generations
When Gen Y Starts a Job, Get them On Board Fast
How Technology Shapes Younger Generations. Generational Speaker

Leadership Skills to Prevent Mediocrity and Avoid Entitlement

3 Diversity Workshop Activities
Gen Y Needs you to Keep Score Says Generational Speaker
Leadership Speaker Conversation on Generational Diversity

X and Y Generation Leadership, Kick your Kids off the Couch

Generational Speaker and Teen Sexting
Succession Planning Leadership Success Story
When Leadership Shouldn't Give a Motivational Speech
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Tags: leaderhship, x and y generation, leadership expert, generational speaker

How NOT to manage the X and Y Generation

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Leading people isn’t easy, even math is easier… because once you figure out how to solve a math problem, that problem remains solved forever… whereas people are dynamic, ever-changing, and stubborn. All generations qualify.
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Tags: x and y generation, leadership expert, generational speaker

How Leadership Creates Complacency in our X and Y Generation

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

If you have been in leadership for more than 12 years you have likely witnessed a leadership revolution whereby the people management of the x and y generation takes up a lot more of your time.
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Tags: motivational speaker, x and y generation, leadership expert, generational speaker

How the Role of a Teacher is Changing

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

I was recently a motivational speaker for a teachers conference. We delved into the very compelling topic of how the role of teachers will change; thanks to increased technology and the changing needs of student learning.

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Tags: motivational speaker for teachers, motivational speeches, generational speaker

How to Groom Generation Y

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 01:56 PM

I was recently a generational speaker for a conference of government employees. During one of the motivational speeches a delegates offered the following scenario....

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Tags: motivational speeches, generation Y, generational speaker

Generation Y- Why they Want it All & Want it Now

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

As a Generational speaker, I talk a lot about the Millenial generation attitudes and values.

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Tags: leadership, generation Y, generational speaker

How Different Generations Adapt

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

My grandmother knew about stress management before the term was even invented. She never took a change management course or worried about work life balance.

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Tags: motivational speaker, generations adapt, generational speaker

Nobody Rises to Low Expectations

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 11:04 AM

I was motivational speaker for a conference of education administrators. During the break they ushed in a group of 8 year olds who nervously collected at the front of the room and started singing christmas carols.

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Tags: motivational talk, generational speaker, motivational speaker for a conference of education

Should Leadership Support Social Media in the Workplace?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @ 03:29 PM

As a generational speaker I present a seminar called, Follow Me I'm Right Behind You on generational diversity. The topic of discussion always comes around to... Should we support using Social Media at Work and if so, How do we do it?

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Tags: leadership, seminar, generational speaker

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