The CounterMentors Podcast
About This Show
FINALLY! A place you can go to get BOTH perspectives from the workplace. Boomer AND Millennial. This show is designed to demonstrate how seasoned leaders can benefit from mentoring AND countermentoring to create a high-performance workplace. We'll help you figure out how to blend the very best of both generations to create better relationships, better results, and a better life altogether.
Join father and son, Kelly and Robby Riggs, as they debate and negotiate the best practices from two generations. Hint: Old guys rule. (Sometimes.)
Most Recent Episode
CM120 Failure is NOT a 4-Letter Word
7 days ago
Many Boomer managers tend to forget their own past failures, while attaching a Millennial employee's mistakes to everything imaginable: laziness, entitlement, and too much time texting and checking social media. Millennials themselves, rather than expecting a free ride and a trunk full of trophies, are reportedly more stressed out than any previous generation about the prospect of professional failure. But is that changing? In a world where superstars recount failure as the vital turning point toward their success, is it now OK to fail? Is there really such a thing as "failing upward"? Or is this new way of talking about it just reinforcing Boomers' criticism of Millennials and Millennials' unwillingness to take risks? Join Kelly and Robby as they discuss common attitudes towards failure and why they are killing performance.