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  • SubGenre:Human Resources & Personnel Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781543957280

Millennial BOOM!

Helping Millennials And Boomers Thrive Together in Life and Work

by Hans Finzel and Patrick Kelly

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What is the Millennial BOOM? It might just be the sound of warfare across the two largest generations in America today. Boomers number 76 million but Millennials are maxing out at 82 million! Is it possible to reduce the friction and respect each other? Hans and Patrick wrote this book to break up the cold war in life and work with Boomers and Millennials everywhere. What makes this book unique? It is co-written by a Boomer and a Millennial who actually respect each other and have learned to work well together! Some of our topics include…. • Millennial Wiring • Technology: Natives vs. Settlers • How Boomers approach work • How Millennials fit work into their lives • The differences in swag for each generation • How we deal with our marriage and family • RULES OF ENGAGEMENT that will help thrive together in life and work.
Why We Decided To Write This Book I, Hans, remember Patrick calling me several times to complain about the "Boomer buzz saw" he was running in to at his job. He works in California in the fresh produce industry, which is totally dominated and run by old school Boomers. He wanted my advice plus he just wanted to vent about how roughly he was being treated as a young person getting into this industry. "Even though I grew up in this industry helping my dad, I am treated with zero respect," he complained. "And they want me to do everything their way. It's like I have nothing to contribute and my ideas all suck" It wasn't long before the two of us concluded, "Hey, we should write a book about this, because this problem is every-where in America." Both generations have a choice, condemn or collaborate, reject or respect. Or to put it an-other way, dig in your heels and say it has to be my way, or choose to meet each other half way and try to work well together. Both generations have a choice: condemn or collaborate, reject or respect. The two of us had several phone conversations about how Boomers and Millennials actually could work better together. That is what this book is about—breaking up the cold war to help Boomers and Millennials thrive in the work place and in life. More than just get along, each generation can and should learn to appreciate what each brings to the table. Why Is Our Message So Urgent? We both believe that this is an urgent message. A lot of productivity is being harmed by culture wars in the workplace. All across America, great people in offices are not getting along, team unity is suffering and passive aggressive behavior is holding back companies from maximum output. There is a huge opportunity cost for not getting along. Here is the roadmap for our journey ahead.
About the author

Dr. Hans Finzel is a successful author, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership.  He has written eleven books, including his international bestseller “The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make” (David C Cook). Having trained leaders on five continents in his career, his books have been translated into over twenty foreign languages. Today he serves as President of HDLeaders in Colorado and teaches and speaks globally on all things leadership.


Patrick Kelly is a successful entrepreneur, speaker and strategist in the produce supply chain industry. For more than 15 years Patrick has been dedicated to growing better supply chains for produce partners around the world.   He was awarded the Produce Business Journal’s class of 2015’s, Young and Smart Leaders on the rise and Top 40 under 40.  Patrick is a young entrepreneur committed to making better deals for growers. He has dedicated his work to learning and leading all generations to work and thrive together. Today he serves as an author, teacher and businessman in Florida.