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
CM133 Who Raised These Cupcakes?
3 days ago
Cupcakes. Is that Pops' favorite term for Millennials? Or is it snowflakes? OK, we'll allow that Millennials are different. They ask for more flexibility and personal attention (ahem, FEEDBACK) than any generation before them, but does that make them "soft," as some Boomers claim? Or is it more accurate to say that Millennials are a product of their helicopter parents and the technology they were raised around? Research has increasingly shown how kids raised with technology as a constant companion experience problems in young adulthood with social interactions. Still, even if all this is true, at what point do Millennials have to move on from how they were raised and own their behaviors? After spending their childhoods being protected from failure and allowed to "find themselves," Millennials often struggle in work situations that don't allow them to do whatever they want or craft a unique, personal experience. How much should they conform to the workplace? Why should work be what they want it to be? In this episode of the Counter Mentors podcast, Kelly and Robby explore these questions and much more. Are Millennials (and Gen Z) really that different than Boomers were at their age?