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4 Generations @ Work

Organizational leaders are scrambling to find solutions to what has become the world's most challenging issue--how to engage and retain people. Money is not the answer. Engagement and retention are linked to culture. The workplace needs of the two youngest colleagues, Gen Ys and Plurals, are different than what their more senior colleagues, Veterans, Boomers and even Gen Xers look for.  The most mobile people in history, if needs are not met, they leave. Understanding workplace needs that help engage and retain people is crucial to success. 

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Digital Grenades

Organizations are losing millions due to poor communication:  skimming, not reading to comprehend, and abbreviating.  Results are misunderstandings, fractured relationships and teams, lost customers and revenues, and high employee turnover rates. Cyber bullying is on the rise, including in organizations.  Seemingly thoughtless bits, bytes, letters and words “tossed” at people with no consideration to how one's silent words impact people. We are forgetting there are human beings on the other end of the network we are communicating across. Communication does not occur just because you speak, or press send.  Communication is a circle.  It occurs only when the recipient(s) hear, comprehend, and respond.  We are not “listening to understand.”  We are not “hearing” what is being said. 

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3 Things All People Want

The most powerful form of motivation costs nothing:  meeting human needs to tap into intrinsic motivation.  Once life-giving needs are met, all people need to be Respected and valued for their individual uniqueness.  All people need to know they are making a difference--Purpose.  And all people need Love.  Love is the greatest of human needs.  In the organizational world, Respect and Purpose tier to love. Further, all people want to trust and be trusted.  Developing trust and team-orientation is crucial to success, and especially to engaging and retaining people.  You will never get to trust unless you meet human needs of “Respect” and “Purpose.”  In today’s relationship-oriented world, these can be any organization or communities’ building blocks to success.

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About Patricia Hatley

Leadership Trainer and Coach

 Awarded “Leadership Coach of the Year” as part of Corporate LiveWire’s 2021 Innovation and Excellence Awards, and Corporate Vision’s 2020, “Most Motivational Leadership Coach: Southern USA,” Patricia has over 40 years’ experience developing and leading teams in the corporate and non-profit world.  She is a leadership and employee motivational researcher and author, focusing on generational preferences & values and meeting human needs of respect, purpose, and trust.  She has worked with teams in a host of industries teaching and coaching leadership development, including peer to supervisor training, developing trust, and coaching for results, performance, and growth—all people, but specifically focusing on coaching Millennials and Plurals. Her work overall focuses on developing a culture conducive to engaging all people.  Her Goal is to “empower people to empower others; when people feel empowered, feel safe to be the unique individuals they are, they thrive…” 

 Her books, including a new expanded version of “4 Generations @ Work” and training modules are based on her extensive research and work with teams in diverse organizations.  She has a Master’ of Science in Strategic Leadership (Transformational/Facilitative Leadership). She is a Certified DISC Behavior Analyst (CDBA), Trainer and Coach.  Patricia earned her SHRM Certified Professional certification in July 2017. Contact Patricia at:  www.patriciahatleyinc.com; pat@patriciahatleyinc.com; 828-514-3878