O'Reilly logo

60-Minute CEO: Mastering Leadership an Hour at a Time by Dick Cross

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 31

image

Volunteers Versus Employees

I often hear senior CEOs asking, “What’s the deal with the people who work in my company these days? The generations X, Y, next, and millennials? They just aren’t committed to their jobs like we were. And they expect things to come along with work—free—that never crossed our minds. It can’t all be due to video games and bad parenting.”

The actual diagnosis is pretty simple. It’s both of us—the older generations and the younger generations—together. We sometimes appear like oil and water. Helium and a spark.

Older Versus Younger Thinking

From the senior CEO side, some of us continue to see the people who ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required