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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 Even email now seems like outdated technology.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.
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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 to have Success with Millenials

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 @ 02:18 PM

They walk into this workplace like they own it, I hear this all the time as a Generational Motivational Speaker.  When I deliver Inspirational talks on managing different generations, I start with the idea that If you have been a leader 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: leadership, inspiration, x and y generation, generational Motivational speaker

January 26 Generational Diversity Workshop

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 04, 2011 @ 03:19 PM

January 26 I presented a workshop at the Bethany Care Society's Organizational Cultural Quarterly Review leadership event.

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Tags: leadership, workshop, x and y generation, event, generational speaker

How did America Mess up the X and Y Generation?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 @ 01:39 PM

Generational speaker, Dr Mark Goulston, says Increasingly parents bail out their children and keep them from facing the consequence of their actions.

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Tags: professional speaker, motivational speeches, x and y generation, generational speaker

Etiquette Success Rules Redefined for a New Generation?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 02:01 PM

I was the keynote speaker for the Ontario Landscape Congress yesterday. The guest speaker who followed me did an orderly and engaging seminar on etiquette.

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Tags: keynote speaker, seminar, x and y generation, generational speaker, guest speaker, etiquette

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

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 09:12 AM

One of the main reasons for x and y Generation lack of leadership and complacency, lack of work ethic and sense of entitlement is Overparenting. Parents who do too much for their children, acting as life coaches and cleaning up their messes.

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Tags: leadership, x and y generation, generational speaker

Leadership Skills for the New Year

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sat, Jan 01, 2011 @ 01:46 PM

Our theories about what leadership and interpersonal skills it takes to inspire a workforce and boost morale changes every year. What will it be this year? If we were to look into a crystal ball to see how leadership will organically change over the next year, here is what i would suggest:

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Tags: wellness, leadership, leadership and change, inspiration, x and y generation

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