04.30.11 Happiness Differs with Age

“The kids today I tell ‘ya!”  Well, as this article in Fast Company explains, there is more to age differences than the younger set knowing how to Flickr photos via iPhone to their Twitter page.  What makes them happy versus what makes your managers and executives happy differs and you need to know how.

The author’s points are essential to respecting executives on your team and understanding what generally motivates them.

As an Executive Development coach, I’ve found to direct someone you must understand what’s dear to them, what’s at stake for them, and what mark is important they make on their work. Take time to understand these issues.  It will communicate volumes with regard to your desire to shape their behavior to achieve these goals.  And if your employee has been with you for many years, it’s likely that what drives them has changed.  Do you know how?