From a millennial generation standpoint is one of my themes and beliefs to my blog. I cannot get away from it because that’s where my professionalism comes from. Yes, I am an 80’s baby. I will always come to this topic because of the negativity we endure as professionals.
HR is about leadership, doing the right thing and supporting management and ethics. I often see wrong leadership from the eyes of the X generation, who some, not all refuse to develop us, give us chances and see that we all are not so bad. The reality is you need our generation and we need yours, I have stated this before.
Judging a book by its cover gets you nowhere in life and in leadership. If you take on the role of a manager or call yourself one, you best better realize that judging right away by age, looks. or anything discriminatory that is not based on a qualification will not get you far. This my friends is not leadership, your leading based on assumption which is a downhill spiral.
If we want to Judge we can look at:
- Resume (Yes, there is a correct way to a resume)
- Business Dress and Presentation
- Work ethic
There are a lot of “younger” people who have accomplished a lot more than a X generation person, so stop the judging. We have to work as a team, we have to embrace each other’s talents and learn from one another. Not everyone in the Y generation is perfect and not everyone form the X generation is perfect, what we need to look for is Talent. I come across blogs all the time about this topic, it is trending, so one simple rule we can take from this is learning we are all individuals. The reality is, generation Y is up and coming and moving into executive positions, there is no way to stop that, so we have to work with it.