Working With Others Requires We Gain Generational Intelligence!
HOW YOU SEE: FAMILY LIFE, RELIGION, LEISURE TIME, AND YOUR WORK ARE ALL SHAPED BY THE DAY AND AGE IN WHICH YOU GREW UP!
When I discovered GENERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, I knew I had stumbled upon a tool as profound and enlightening as the day I discovered Behavioral Styles. An understanding of this information has transformed not only how I view people, but has had a profound impact on how I work with and coach clients. Learning about Generational Cohorts is similar to learning a new language. This skill-set takes practice to learn and implement. My intent, over the next few weeks, is to spark your intrigue, so you will hopefully want to learn more. As a Business Coach, this is one of the issues creating conflict in the workplace, now learn why!
Along with genetics, behavioral styles, modality, birth order, our generational makeup is at the forefront of how we see the world, view our circumstances, and live out what we value most. We were molded, to a large degree, by the events and conditions we experienced during the formative years of our lives.
A Generational Cohort is Made Up Those Who Share in:
A Similar History
Like-minded Attitudes, and Culture
The number one mistake most people make is to think that the other generations must view things, understand things, and think things, like …well like we do. Different doesn’t mean wrong, just different!
Let’s first look at the TRADITIONAL GENERATION, and some of what makes them who they are first!
A FEW PEOPLE who shaped the culture of this generation:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt John Wayne Bob Hope
Joe DiMaggio Duke Ellington Babe Ruth
Dr. Spock (not Star Trek) Marilyn Monroe Katherine Hepburn
A FEW PLACES that shaped the culture of this generation:
Pearl Harbor Normandy Iwo Jima
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Bay of Pigs Midway
Dance Clubs Where you lived, N or S
SOME CENTRAL EVENTS that shaped their future views on almost everything:
WWI & WWII The “A” Bomb Prohibition
The Great Depression The Roaring 20′s Tent Revivals
The New Deal
Look back on the above information about the Traditional Generation, answering these questions in the reply post below regarding.
Why are they fiercely loyal regarding our country and their family?
How do you think they view authority? Why was it important to obey without questioning?
Why were these slogans part of their make-up? ”Waste not, want not” and “A penny earned, is a penny saved.” and part of their very makeup?
Looking over their lives above (with this limited information) can you see what they would value at work? Explain your answer.