“5 Millennial Myths: The handbook for managing and motivating Millennials” (Gabrielle Jackson)

Gabrielle Jackson: 5 Millennial Myths: The handbook for managing and motivating Millennials”

Generational strategist, author and millennial motivator, Gabrielle Jackson, helps us understand our generational differences and guides us toward positive and effective actions.

Here’s what Gabrielle covered for us:

  1. This is the first time we have 4 generations in our workforce. Who are they and why is this important to recognize?
  2. Why are you so passionate about this topic?
  3. Is college preparing millennials for today’s work environment?
  4. Do millennials value a college education as much as previous generations did?
  5. When I look back at what I’d accomplished by 26, it’s nowhere near what you’ve achieved. Is this part of the millennial culture; rapid achievements?
  6. One of the things millennials have become known for is job-hopping. In fact, the average tenure is less than 2 years. Why is this? Are millennials just disloyal?
  7. You say, “Hard work still means something to us – it just looks different.”
  8. When we’re employing a rockstar millennial, how do we keep them engaged and onboard?
  9. What are your thoughts on mentoring; mentorship programs?
  10. If an organization is looking to attract millennials, what should they be doing; providing?
  11. Millennials are viewed as feeling ENTITLED. Why is this the perception and how can employers and employees address this?
  12. Are millennials really “addicted to technology” and is this good or bad?
  13. Is it possible that technology has made us less equipped to handle social situations?
  14. Each generation has their own preferences when it comes to communication – how can we all get along and communicate effectively?
  15. You say: millennials don’t want to be managed, they want to be led…

“How to Change Minds” (Rob Jolles)

Rob Jolles:How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence without Manipulation

  • 3-time bestselling author
  • Professional speaker
  • Corporate trainer

Here’s what Rob addressed:

  1. We know that some people still see influence as manipulation – what do you have to say to those folks?
  2. Why is it important for us to know how to change people’s minds?
  3. A lot of people get caught up the term, “buy-in.” Can you help make the distinction between buy-in … and ownership?
  4. You refer to a “decision cycle” people experience.
  5. Who was this book written for? Who should be reading it?
  6. What’s the biggest mistake salespeople are making?
  7. Do we underestimate the power of asking great questions?
  8. What are some of your most favorite questions?
  9. Talk about some of the distinctions between influence and manipulation.
  10. You talk about ACTIVE LISTENING and this is something I’ve noticed very few people are good at. How can we get better?
  11. You mention the need to make “Opening Adjustments and even Personality Adjustments.” Can you elaborate?
  12. Does influence require earning one’s trust?
  13. How do you earn someone’s trust?
  14. Is there a spiritual aspect to this book?