24 min

How to Lead and Engage the New Workforce: Insights on Millennials and Gen Z Lead with Culture

    • Management

“Gen Z and Millennials really want to know that they’re making a personal contribution, they want to have a connection, and they really want to be coached.”
There’s a new workforce in town and their wants and needs are a lot different than past generation’s.
In this episode, Jennifer Fonseca, Senior Coach and Trainer at Floyd Consulting, draws on her extensive background in higher education and experience coaching millennials and Gen Zs to share valuable insights into what truly matters to these individuals in their careers.
From the importance of having a sense of contribution and working for a mission they believe in, to the craving for genuine connection and the desire for coaching rather than traditional management, Jennifer provides actionable advice for leaders looking to better understand and support their younger team members. Listen in to discover how to attract and retain top talent by aligning your organization's values with those of millennials and Gen Zs, and learn practical strategies to empower your people to thrive.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
Instead of solely emphasizing financial benefits, highlight the mission and purpose of your organization, Gen Z and Millennials want to know how their work contributes to a greater causeInstead of always providing answers and advice, empower your team members by asking thought-provoking questions to help them reflect, find their own solutions, and encourage personal growthTo attract and retain top talent, prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organization, show that you value and embrace different perspectives and backgrounds
Things to listen for:
[05:26] Why a clear mission and vision are crucial for leaders
[12:10] Interesting thoughts on self-improvement
[16:56] How younger candidates identify great cultures
[18:38] Are your people an asset or a liability?
[22:40] Asking questions over offering advice

Resources:
Floyd CoachingThe Culture AssessmentMatthew Kelly’s BooksFloyd Coaching’s Blog

Connect with the Guest:
Jennifer’s Linkedin

Connect with the Host & Floyd Coaching:
Kate Volman’s LinkedinFloyd Coaching on LinkedinFloyd Consulting on FacebookFloyd Consulting on TwitterFloyd Consulting on YouTubeFloyd Consulting on Instagram

“Gen Z and Millennials really want to know that they’re making a personal contribution, they want to have a connection, and they really want to be coached.”
There’s a new workforce in town and their wants and needs are a lot different than past generation’s.
In this episode, Jennifer Fonseca, Senior Coach and Trainer at Floyd Consulting, draws on her extensive background in higher education and experience coaching millennials and Gen Zs to share valuable insights into what truly matters to these individuals in their careers.
From the importance of having a sense of contribution and working for a mission they believe in, to the craving for genuine connection and the desire for coaching rather than traditional management, Jennifer provides actionable advice for leaders looking to better understand and support their younger team members. Listen in to discover how to attract and retain top talent by aligning your organization's values with those of millennials and Gen Zs, and learn practical strategies to empower your people to thrive.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
Instead of solely emphasizing financial benefits, highlight the mission and purpose of your organization, Gen Z and Millennials want to know how their work contributes to a greater causeInstead of always providing answers and advice, empower your team members by asking thought-provoking questions to help them reflect, find their own solutions, and encourage personal growthTo attract and retain top talent, prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organization, show that you value and embrace different perspectives and backgrounds
Things to listen for:
[05:26] Why a clear mission and vision are crucial for leaders
[12:10] Interesting thoughts on self-improvement
[16:56] How younger candidates identify great cultures
[18:38] Are your people an asset or a liability?
[22:40] Asking questions over offering advice

Resources:
Floyd CoachingThe Culture AssessmentMatthew Kelly’s BooksFloyd Coaching’s Blog

Connect with the Guest:
Jennifer’s Linkedin

Connect with the Host & Floyd Coaching:
Kate Volman’s LinkedinFloyd Coaching on LinkedinFloyd Consulting on FacebookFloyd Consulting on TwitterFloyd Consulting on YouTubeFloyd Consulting on Instagram

24 min