Five generations are in the workplace today and 40% of Americans have a boss younger than they are. What does this all mean for those of us closer to retirement? What are you going to do in the second stage of your career? Chip Conley is the author of Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Airbnb Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. Chip and Kevin discuss a fast-changing workplace due to technology and the youth of today have the benefit of being “digital natives”. With that said, wisdom can be shared. Throughout the rapid change, we still remember that the need to understand humans is timeless. Chip tells us what it means to be a modern elder and capitalize on the qualities gained through experience, like good judgment and emotional intelligence.
In this episode, Chip shares his thoughts on 1. What is a modern elder? 2. Catalytic curiosity. 3. Reverent vs. relevance. 4. Growth mindset vs a fixed mindset?
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Additional Leadership Resources
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- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
- The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 by Jonathan Rauch
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