Articles by Phyllis Weiss Haserot

Practice

Why Different Generations of Clients Need Different Solutions

There's no cookie-cutter solution to working across multiple generations.
Education & Careers

Can the Philanthropic Ambitions of Baby Boomers Meet Those of Gen X and Y?

As professionals and executives become more senior, there’s often a desire or expectation that they will want to devote themselves to "good works" as a legacy.
Practice Development

Shifts to Look for in the Intergenerational Workplace

Many professions and industries are struggling with intergenerational challenges.
Education & Careers

Reduce Stress Through Daily Reflection

Reflection is something I do a lot of – I have for many years quite regularly in my daily or weekly goings on. At certain holiday times and other milestones every year, I reflect on my year and perspectives at that snapshot in time.
Education & Careers

Five Symptoms of Intergenerational Stressors and Stress Busters

Unresolved intergenerational tensions can cause stress that decreases engagement, productivity, and, ultimately, profitability. The symptoms are likely to strike workers at all levels and management – up to the top.
Technology

Maximizing Social Media for Each Generation

Since interest in social media as a key marketing strategy shows no signs of waning, I thought I'd share responses I prepared when I served as a panelist during the New York Women in Communications Social Media Week event, "Bridging the Generation Gap: Reaching Baby Boomers, GenX, and Millennials."
Education & Careers

Seven Steps to Great Relationships with Intergenerational Clients

Given the significant danger of losing clients or not attracting new ones because of intergenerational issues, Phyllis Weiss Haserot offers seven ways to achieve rapport with clients of different generations.
Education & Careers

Career Wisdom to Pass On Early

Wouldn't we all like a jump-start in the fast-paced and competitive work world? When facilitating discussions within groups of students and alumni or other multigenerational groups, I often ask: "What do you wish you knew sooner in your career?"
Education & Careers

A Generation's Worldview from the Campus

An understanding of today's undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities and to the quality and skills of our future workforce.
Education & Careers

The Cross-Generational Mind-set of Young Veterans

As a result of wars during the lifetimes of Gen Yers/Millennials, we have a large pool of veterans who, as a group, are recognized, thanked, and celebrated by our country's population. But when they join the civilian ranks, many face difficulties getting jobs.
Education & Careers

Cross-Generational Conversation with the Elephants in the Room

While there's comfort in talking with like-minded individuals and supporters, greater progress is made when being inclusive and inviting to prominent seats at the table those who are unaware of issues or who might have biases.
Education & Careers

Next-Generation Skill Sets We Need Now

Currently, there's a mismatch of skills between many of the unemployed and skills needed now and going forward. This isn't just about technology, as you will see, and it applies to various levels of seniority.
Education & Careers

Passion and Work: A Gen Y Tells It Like It Is

In almost every group discussion I've participated in with college students and young alums as a mentor, cross-generational networker, coach, or friend, the question of following or having a passion in one's work comes up.
Practice

Improve Upside-Down Reporting Relationships

A workplace reporting relationship that used to be fairly rare is older workers reporting to younger managers. This is a growing phenomenon and will become more prevalent, at least until boomers stop working.
Practice

Gen X and Y Bring Assets to Business Development

Phyllis Weiss Haserot has compiled a list of assets that Generation X and Generation Y/Millennials can bring to your business development team.
Practice

Are We At an Awkward Stage about Age?

Whether or not 60 is the new 40, or 30 is the new 20, etc., age perceptions and realities are confusing and not aligned with perceptions and realities of decades ago.
Practice Management

Social Media Influences on Generational Behavior and Vice Versa

Not only is the accelerating use of these outlets affecting our behavior and use of time, but also social media are influencing behavior of the different generations – and vice versa. Generational expert Phyllis Weiss Haserot explains.
Practice

New Technology That Sharpens the Ability to Read Nonverbal Cues

A Herman Group Trend Alert reported that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has developed special glasses that use a built-in camera linked to software to analyze the facial micro-expressions of a person who is talking directly to another person.
Practice Development

Accountant's Marketing Checklist: Increase Your ROI on Business Meals

Phyllis Haserot’s book, The Marketer’s Handbook of Tips & Checklists, provides more than 100 checklists covering a range of topics any professional needs to know in order to master building a successful career as both a rainmaker and client-focused service deliverer. This article features one of her checklists.
Practice

Cross-Generational Issues: How to Develop and Deliver Perspective

In a previous article, I discussed how the four generations in today's workplace often don't understand each other's underlying perspectives and formational influences. As a follow-up, here I'll make some suggestions on what you can to do about it.

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