Our most recent podcast is on the topic of Millennial Managers: how they may differ from older managers and what your organization can do to engage and develop these emerging leaders. To explore this topic, I invited two well known experts on Millennials in the workplace – Workforce Institute board member Dan Schawbel and Millennial branding expert Bill Connolly.
Dan is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself, and Me 2.0. His third book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, will be published later this year.
Bill Connolly is an improvisational comedian, soft skills expert, speaker, and writer. He is the author of two books including The Success Disconnect: Why The Smartest People Choose Meaning Over Money and Funny Business: Build Your Soft Skills Through Comedy. He maintains a column for Entrepreneur and is a frequent speaker on personal and professional development, mental health, and building soft skills through comedic methodology. By day, Connolly runs content for Monotype, a company providing design assets, technology, and expertise to brands. By night, he is the co-founder and producer of Triple Decker Productions, developing live and digital comedic content.
In our wide ranging conversation, we talked about the factors that have shaped Millennial managers, what motivates them at work, how their communication styles differ from their predecessors, and how their leaders can best develop and engage them.
You can listen in on our conversation here: