If you are ready for an episode of Gen X Amplified when we have a big-time generational conversation about millennials- then this is the one! That’s because our featured guest is Lee Caraher, who is millennial champion, and sometimes affectionately called the millennial whisperer.
Lee Caraher is an entrepreneur and CEO with over 20 years experience building great, high producing inter-generational work teams that get a lot done, and have fun at the same time.
An acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems – Lee founded her company, Double Forte in 2002 to work with good people doing great work. Her clients span well-loved brands and hot technology startups in the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, New York, and Europe.
As an author, Lee wrote Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work, after struggling and then figuring out how to work well with millennial clients and staffers (more than half of Lee’s staff is under 32).
This positive and practical book is based on her own experience and interviews with hundreds of professionals of all ages across the country. As Lee points out: “I was fed up with the negative stereotypes millennials are burdened with, and was determined to figure out how to create a culture where Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials can all thrive together.”
On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we really get a chance to go deep into a generational conversation, and discuss the various dynamics of Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers in the marketplace. This is definitely a “must-listen” for any Gen Xer looking to become a better leader in the marketplace.
Key Highlights From This Episode:
- What were the two transformational moments that spearheaded Lee’s path to launching her agency?
- How did Lee get the idea for her book , and write it in only three months?
- What are the best ways to create positive inter-generational work cultures?
- Why many Boomers and older Gen Xers are “helicopter parents.”
- Why millennials are not necessarily entitled, but are “conditioned.”
- Why this is a great time for Gen Xers to leverage their expertise, and consider starting their own business
- And so much more!
Awesome Mentions from this Episode (with links):
- Lee Caraher’s Personal Website
- Double Forte (Lee’s agency)
- Lee Caraher on Twitter
- Lee’s Book (Millennials & Management)
- “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
- Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee