Bridging the Generational Divide (Part II)
Gary "Doc" Murdock, Leadership Foundry
Continuing on our discussion at the March meeting and the May 7th webinar conducted by Bridge Works
– the experts in the field of Bridging Generational Diversity - we will take a quick look at the events and conditions that drive differing mindsets of each generation and how they create conflict in the workplace. The BridgeBuilder® model provides proven techniques to combat generational stereotypes, while promoting generationally conscious communication and interpersonal skills. Knowing what makes a generation tick, how to communicate productively across generational gaps and the unique work styles of each helps to create a balanced, productive, and less stressed-out workplace by creating a more generationally conscious and inclusive work environment where everyone on your team feels they are a valued member.
In our first session, we tackled the ClashPoints® of Organizational Structure, Rewards, Feedback and Collaboration to explore the proven tactics to lead your team through expensive Generational conflict that adversely effects morale and productivity. During this session, we’ll dive into the areas of Work Ethic, Informality and Burnout by taking a hands-on look to learn the hard-hitting applicable tools you need to break down commonplace generational stereotypes and promote the generational truths; ensuring that every generation is seen as a valuable piece of any team.
Doc is an Executive Facilitator with the Leadership Foundry, a division of TSM Corporation. Over the last eight years, he has consulted and counseled 4,000 Government and Fortune 500 executives, using myriad psychological instruments. He has facilitated over 300 seminars with an unmatched “world-class” rating. Doc began his pursuit of delivering top-notch adult education after retiring from the Air Force in 2006 having served for more than 27 years as a human resource manager. As Career Field Manager for a high-visibility enlisted special duty he was in charge of curriculum design, delivery, and certification for hundreds of personnel. Doc has held a number of key leadership roles throughout his career to include Deputy Director of Human Resources for two large military organizations with 10,000+ employees. Additionally, he performed as the senior enlisted manager for the Air Force Senior Leader Management Office, an 80-strong team responsible for managing leadership and development training and assignments for more than 8,600 Air Force senior leaders. He has also held various technical and leadership positions in NATO and multi-service military organizations.
Doc holds an undergraduate degree in Management and a M.A. degree in Adult Education. He also holds multiple certifications allowing him to consult and counsel with various psychological instruments that include: the EQ-i 2.0, FIRO-B®, CPI260, MBTI®, TKI, CSI®, ISI, DSP, CLI®, and others. He has personally trained with Otto Kroeger, Ph.D. (Bestselling author and nationally renowned expert on personality types) and has worked extensively with a Senior Fellow from the world famous Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).
In addition, Doc is a certified BridgeBuilder® -- the industry recognized certification from Bridge Works Consulting that qualifies him to consult and help organizations resolve Generational Diversity issues. He is also a Licensed Facilitator for Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes®; the industry leading educational series designed by Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders, helping educators at all levels to connect, coach and train the youngest leaders entering the 21st Century workplace.