Matt Havens

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Matt Havens

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(generational issues)
If you’ve listened to any other discussion about generational issues at work, then you’ve undoubtedly been told there are four distinct generations operating side-by-side in today’s working world. You’ve then been told the differences between those four generations, and then you’ve been told (although probably not in these exact words) that you need to just deal with all these different people, because they’re not going away and they’re not going to change how they operate. If that advice suits you, fantastic.

However, if you’ve ever been frustrated by how impossible it seems to employ four different strategies to manage four distinct generations, and if you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one who’s being asked to make any changes, then Stop Acting Your Age! is exactly what you need. Because it turns out that there really aren’t four generations. In this hysterical keynote, you’ll learn a simpler way of looking at your own generational picture, and you’ll also learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today’s workforce. That’s no exaggeration; by the end of Stop Acting Your Age!, you and your colleagues will walk away with all of the knowledge you’ll need to address 100% of the generational issues you’ll face for the rest of your career. Other generational presentations focus on what people want, but Stop Acting Your Age! will tell you why everyone wants the different things they do. It’s an important distinction, and it will make implementing new solutions easier than you ever thought possible.

So get ready to laugh more and learn more than you ever thought possible. Because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.

Partial List of Takeaways:

  • Learn to replace the complicated four-generation model with a workable dichotomy between older, more experienced workers and their younger, less-experienced counterparts
  • Understand the key cultural, technological, and social changes that have conspired to create a disconnect between team members from these two generations
  • Walk away with several immediately applicable strategies to address and eliminate problems caused by the disconnect mentioned above
  • Inspire a healthier, more robust work ethic in your younger employees (and your older ones, too)
  • Inspire a healthier, more robust attitude toward change in your older employees (and your younger ones, too)
  • Are you tired of hearing about your leadership style in terms of an acronym? “Howdy, I’m an ENTJ!” Have you struggled to comprehend how your needs and desires as a leader can possibly be described as a blue triangle? Are you as confused as we are about what exactly your “woo” strength is referring to? We’ll be honest – we don’t even know what that means. And if you’ve ever been embarrassed to utter that kind of leadership jargon, then You’re Not an Acronym is for you.

    Over the past 50 years, leadership education has systemically (and largely unintentionally) complicated the issue. We spend so much time thinking of leadership in terms of personality quotients and power animals that we’ve almost forgotten how deceptively simple good leadership actually is. Through the unique worldview and unparalleled delivery that has made him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in North America, Matt Havens will strip away the jargon to show your audience how easily they can become the kind of leaders that others are excited to follow.

    Leadership is a skill that all of us would like to get better at. If you want someone to spout esoteric formulas or tell you what kind of fruit best describes your approach to business, hire someone else. If instead you’re ready for leadership to feel like a straightforward, intuitive thing that literally everyone is capable of mastering…well, Matt is counting on the fact that you are.

    Oh, and did we mention that it’s also hilarious? Well it is. Matt has no interest in delivering a lecture, which is why You’re Not an Acronym is as funny as it is informative. Because boring isn’t a business requirement.

    Partial List of Takeaways:

  • The three universal qualities of successful leaders (hint – none of these are hard!)
  • How to translate successful leadership practices from your personal life into your professional life
  • How to manage a diverse team without subjecting everyone to a rigorous (and expensive) personality test
  • Two simple strategies for moving your employees from ‘merely satisfied’ to ‘actively engaged’
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