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Coaching Millennials

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1 Coaching Millennials: Don't Blame the Player, Change Your Game | Despite their degrees and ever-increasing technological expertise, many of us perceive this new generation as immature. We see them as inflexible, or feel they're disrespectful— expecting opportunities, promotion, and consideration when they haven't the least bit of experience in our field. If this sounds familiar, don't be alarmed. This is a natural response and it occurs mostly because millennials are in one sense a little inflexible. They don't accept our standard "command-and-control" approach to management and they don't respond well to simply being told what to do. Millennials want to engage in the business. They seek to personally experience how things work and to collaborate with others, no matter their title or tenure. And here's where they make us most uncomfortable: millennials believe our "proven methods" can be improved. They push us to reevaluate our concepts of development and are requiring us to change the way things have always been done. As painful as it may be for some, there's no alternative to welcoming millennials into the workforce. Nearly 80 million of them are already working and by 2020 they'll make up 46% of our employee base. by Alan Fine | InsideOut Development Founder and President C O A C H I N G Millennials Don't Blame the Player, Change Your Game Millennials want to engage in the business. They seek to personally experience how things work and to collaborate with others, no matter their title or tenure.

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