Gen Z @ Work

Luke Goetting

Welcome to Gen Z @ Work, your gateway to understanding the dynamic world of the Gen Z workforce! ✨

Each episode, communications expert Luke Goetting brings you insightful conversations with Gen Z employees, managers and industry leaders - packed with nuggets of wisdom to help businesses connect meaningfully with the emerging workforce and unlock their immense potential. πŸš€


Join Luke as he dives deeper than trending headlines like "Quiet Quitting" and "Great Resignation" to uncover valuable insights and opportunities Gen Z offers the Future of Work. πŸ’‘


Get ready to discover actionable strategies to:


  • Build genuine connections across generations, fostering a thriving and inclusive workplace where employees feel seen and valued.


  • Implement transparent communication that earns trust, sparks collaboration and keeps everyone on the same page.


  • Leverage effective mentorship programs to cultivate talent, nurture creativity and empower the next generation to shine. ‍‍


  • Harness the power of gamification to boost engagement, motivation and make work feel a little more like a fun side quest. ️


Whether you're a leader navigating a changing landscape or an employee seeking a fulfilling career, Gen Z @ Work has something for you. Stay ahead of the curve, discover innovative solution and build a future where everyone can thrive! ✨


Subscribe today and join the conversation! πŸ””

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Episodes

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace with Dr. Matt Zakreski
Jun 5 2024
Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace with Dr. Matt Zakreski
In this enlightening episode we sit down with Dr. Matt Zakreski β€” a renowned psychologist, keynote speaker, and gifted/2E consultant and advocate. As the founder of The Neurodiversity Collective, Dr. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing psychotherapy, coaching, consulting, and training to neurodiverse individuals and their families.Throughout the conversation, Dr. Matt emphasizes the importance of understanding and embracing neurodiversity in the workplace. He highlights the unique challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals, such as navigating unspoken rules and expectations, and offers practical solutions for creating more accommodating and inclusive work environments.Key takeaways from this episode include:The need for companies to make their culture and expectations explicit and overt, rather than relying on subtle cues that may be missed by neurodiverse employeesThe importance of tailoring the interview process to focus on skills and work products rather than traditional "fit" assessmentsThe benefits of offering flexible work arrangements, such as remote work options, to accommodate the needs of neurodiverse individualsStrategies for identifying and leveraging the unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse employees, such as through honest conversations about preferences and non-preferencesThe value of providing a menu of professional development and mentorship opportunities that cater to different neurotypes and personality stylesDr. Matt's passion for advocating for the neurodiverse community shines through as he shares his expertise and experiences. He provides actionable advice for employers, managers, and colleagues to create a workplace culture that not only accommodates but celebrates the diversity of thought and perspective that neurodiverse individuals bring to the table.Whether you're a neurodiverse individual navigating your career, a manager looking to create a more inclusive work environment, or simply someone interested in understanding and celebrating neurodiversity, this episode offers valuable insights and practical strategies to help you on your journey.Tune in now and discover how to foster a workplace that embraces the unique strengths and talents of neurodiverse individuals, ultimately leading to a more innovative, productive, and inclusive organization!Connect with Dr. Matt here:Matthew ZakreskiPsychologist || Keynote Speaker || Gifted/2E Consultant and AdvocateLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-zakreski-0a32358/Website: www.theneurodiversitycollective.comhttps://www.drmattzakreski.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Reclaiming Your Power: Balancing Mental Health & Entrepreneurship with Erin Andrea Craske
May 29 2024
Reclaiming Your Power: Balancing Mental Health & Entrepreneurship with Erin Andrea Craske
In this transformative episode we explore the delicate balance between mental health and success with Erin Andrea Craske, a renowned Business & Leadership Success Coach and Author of 'From Purpose To Profit'. Erin shares her unique insights on navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship and leadership while prioritizing one's well-being.Throughout the conversation, Erin addresses the growing concern of the victim mentality among the younger generation, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and avoiding this trap. At the same time, she highlights the crucial role of mental health in achieving sustainable success and creating positive change.Key takeaways from this episode include:Strategies for reclaiming your power and avoiding the victimhood mentality trap while protecting your mental healthThe importance of setting boundaries and creating a supportive work environment that prioritizes well-beingHow to cultivate a mindset of resilience and adaptability in the face of challengesTechniques for managing stress, anxiety, and burnout in the fast-paced world of business and leadershipThe power of purpose and meaning in driving personal and professional growth while maintaining balanceThe importance of fostering a work environment that encourages personal growth and accountabilityErin's holistic approach, combining transformational coaching, NLP, mindfulness, art, psychology, and philosophical wisdom, provides listeners with a comprehensive framework for achieving success without sacrificing their mental health.Whether you're a Gen Z entrepreneur, a rising leader, or a seasoned professional, this episode offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for reclaiming your power, prioritizing your well-being, and achieving success on your own terms. Tune in now and discover how to unlock your full potential while maintaining a healthy work-life balance!Connect with Erin here:Erin Andrea CraskeBusiness & Leadership Success Coach FCBC FCC for Impact Businesses | Mentor | Trainer | Educator | Author 'From Purpose To Profit' | Public Speaker | Creator | Mental Health, Freedom & Effortlessness AdvocateLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinandreacraske/New Book!From Purpose To Profit: How to avoid costly mistakes, build a self-selling brand & achieve effortless business profitability: https://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Profit-self-selling-effortless-profitability-ebook/dp/B0CPYQVYP8Linktree: https://linktr.ee/eacraskeReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Insights from Gen Z TEDx Speaker and LinkedIn Top Voice Ang Richard
May 15 2024
Insights from Gen Z TEDx Speaker and LinkedIn Top Voice Ang Richard
Attention managers and leaders! Are you ready to take your understanding of Gen Z to the next level? In this must-listen episode of Gen Z @ Work, we bring you an exclusive conversation with Angela (Ang) Richard, M.Ed., a trailblazing Gen Z career coach, content creator, LinkedIn Top Voice, and TEDx speaker.With her unique perspective as a first-generation Gen Z professional and her extensive experience navigating the Gen Z career landscape, Ang offers invaluable insights for employers seeking to attract, retain, and empower this dynamic generation.Throughout the episode, Ang tackles the most pressing challenges facing managers and leaders today, including:Adapting your management style to foster a strong sense of belonging and authenticity for Gen Z employeesHarnessing Gen Z's entrepreneurial spirit and side hustles to drive innovation and engagement within your organizationLeveraging social media to authentically connect with and recruit top Gen Z talentImplementing effective diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies that resonate with Gen Z's values and expectationsProviding targeted professional development opportunities, from skills-based hiring to industry-specific affinity groups, to support Gen Z's career growthAng's expertise in equity and inclusion initiatives, skills analysis, and career path planning, combined with her compelling insights as a TEDx speaker, makes this episode a goldmine of actionable strategies for managers and leaders.Whether you're a seasoned executive or a rising leader, this conversation will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to unlock the full potential of your Gen Z workforce. Tune in now and discover how to create a workplace culture where Gen Z feels heard, supported, and empowered to succeed!Connect with Ang here:Ang Richard, M.Ed.  (She/Her) I help Gen Z navigate their careers πŸ‘ | LinkedIn Top Voice πŸ’™ | TEDx Speaker | Leader | ConsultantLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-richard/Website: https://www.angrichard.com/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@professional_angReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Leadership Coach Andrea Johnson talks Intentional Optimism, Building Trust & Empowering Gen Z
May 8 2024
Leadership Coach Andrea Johnson talks Intentional Optimism, Building Trust & Empowering Gen Z
Feeling lost navigating the "Quiet Quitting" generation? This episode of Gen Z @ Work equips you with actionable strategies for success. Leadership coach Andrea Johnson, known for her "Intentional Optimism" approach, joins Luke Goetting for a deep dive into understanding and empowering your Gen Z workforce.Andrea unveils the key to building trust and sparking collaboration: focus on what truly motivates Gen Z. Learn how to:Connect with Gen Z's values. Discover how to align their work with a larger purpose and ignite their passion.Bridge the communication gap. Andrea shares practical tips for adapting your leadership style to different communication preferences favored by Gen Z.Cultivate future leaders. Empower Gen Z's critical thinking and equip them to shine with effective mentorship programs.Bonus! Andrea dives into "Intentional Optimism" as a powerful tool for managers to navigate challenges and foster a positive work environment that retains top Gen Z talent.This episode is a roadmap for leaders and managers seeking to bridge the generational gap and unlock the immense potential of the Gen Z workforce. Tune in and discover how to build a thriving workplace where your Gen Z team feels seen, valued, and empowered to achieve success!Connect with Andrea here:🍍Andrea (McEachern) JohnsonTransformational Leadership Coach for High Achieving Female Founders, Community Leaders & ExecutivesWebsite: https://www.theintentionaloptimist.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-johnson-the-intentional-optimist/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theintentionaloptimist/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Unlocking Independent Mastery: The Future of Employee Onboarding with CEO Greg DeVore
May 1 2024
Unlocking Independent Mastery: The Future of Employee Onboarding with CEO Greg DeVore
In this illuminating episode, host Luke Goetting is joined by Greg DeVore, CEO and co-founder of ScreenSteps, to reveal:The Hard Truths of Traditional OnboardingUnsustainable burden on senior team membersUnrealistic attempt to have new hires memorize hundreds of tasksOverwhelming and demoralizing for fresh talentThe Groundbreaking "Find & Follow" FrameworkRapidly empowers employees with independent masteryMeticulous task analysis and digestible digital guidesObliterates reliance on tribal knowledgeEstablishes crucial context around the "why" behind the workProfound Organizational ImpactsReduced new hire ramp-up from 12-18 months to under 60 daysSlashed attrition rates by over 65%Employees confidently resolving complex issues on their ownThe Modern Learning ExperienceIntuitive interface with web apps and mobile accessInteractive digital guides replace long documentationMeets expectations for on-demand, "GPS"-style informationWhether you lead digital natives or want self-driven continuous learning, this episode offers a roadmap to:Effective rapid onboardingSustainable knowledge managementUnlocking your workforce's full potentialTune in for valuable insights on the future of employee training and development!Connect with Greg here:Greg DeVoreCEO of ScreenSteps - Helping businesses evolve from a reliance on Tribal Knowledge to Guided KnowledgeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregdevore/Book: https://www.screensteps.com/find-follow-bookWebsite: https://www.screensteps.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Hiring & Retention Expert Kolby Goodman Shares Strategies to Develop Self-Leaders
Apr 24 2024
Hiring & Retention Expert Kolby Goodman Shares Strategies to Develop Self-Leaders
In this exciting episode, host Luke Goetting connects with Kolby Goodman - a renowned hiring consultant, keynote speaker and top LinkedIn voice on employee engagement and retention. Drawing from over a decade advising companies and coaching 4,000+ professionals, Kolby reveals forward-thinking strategies for leaders to win over the Gen Z workforce.Key Insights:- Understand the staggering cost of employee turnover and how to avoid the ripple effect on your team- Powerful mindset shifts to view roles as "problems to solve" instead of just lists of responsibilities- Practical tips to empower Gen Z as self-leaders, reducing dependence on micromanagement- How to attract Gen Z by tapping into their innate desire to understand the "why" behind their workKolby's Unique Expertise:- Founder of consultancy Best First, Now transforming hiring practices for companies- Delivered over 200 keynotes sharing proven talent acquisition strategies- Guides leaders on recruiting, vetting and retaining high-performing teams- Active LinkedIn voice followed by thousands for daily leadership insightsIf you're a manager struggling with disengagement, retention woes or hiring the right talent for your team, this episode is a can't-miss masterclass. Tune in as Kolby provides a real-world playbook to bridge the gap between Gen Z and organizational needs.Connect with Kolby here:Kolby GoodmanTop LinkedIn Voice | Hiring, Employee Engagement, & Retention | Stop Wasting Money on Turnover & Poor Performers | Teaching Managers to Attract Top Talent | Career Coach to Top Talent Leveling Up Their CareersLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kolbygoodman/Website: https://www.kolbygoodman.com/consultingReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Gen Z Influencer Jade Walters shares Secrets to Recruiting Top Young Talent
Apr 17 2024
Gen Z Influencer Jade Walters shares Secrets to Recruiting Top Young Talent
In this can't-miss episode, host Luke Goetting welcomes Jade Walters - a multifaceted Gen Z powerhouse known for her work as:Social media marketing and campus recruiting professionalFounding Editor of the acclaimed early career resource platform The Ninth SemesterCommunity builder with over 95,000 followers across social mediaKey Insights:Jade shares the inspiring story behind creating The Ninth Semester - a platform she wished she had access to when navigating her own post-grad job searchDive into Jade's perspectives on the unique challenges facing Gen Z, from unclear job descriptions to the elusive "entry-level" roleLearn how organizations can better connect with this emerging workforce, including:Leveraging social media to showcase relatable employee storiesFostering transparency around career growth opportunitiesJade's Unique Expertise:Well-rounded perspective spanning roles in digital marketing, advertising, and public relationsRecognized in publications like The Wall Street Journal and CNBCCollaborated on social media recruiting campaigns with leading companies like Handshake, WayUp, and Her Campus MediaWhether you're a Gen Z job seeker or an employer seeking to attract top young talent, this episode is packed with actionable strategies and an insider's view you won't want to miss.Connect with Jade here:Jade WaltersI help Gen Z find and land paid early career opportunities πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’» | Employer Branding Specialist @ WayUp + Gen Z Early Career Content Creator @theninthsemester on TikTok - 95K Gen Z followers across socials!LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jadekwalters/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theninthsemesterInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theninthsemester/Website: https://theninthsemester.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
From Conflict to Collaboration: Leading Gen Z with Empathy featuring Kat Newport
Apr 10 2024
From Conflict to Collaboration: Leading Gen Z with Empathy featuring Kat Newport
This episode of Gen Z @ Work tackles the often-overlooked art of nurturing your employees with conflict management expert Kat Newport. Kat is author of the new book Smart Conflict, which showcases her extensive experience working with a variety of organizations while helping them navigate the complexities of workplace dynamics. In this episode, Kat dives into the importance of ongoing mentorship and development programs, emphasizing empathy as a key leadership skill.Discover:Why conflict avoidance is a major hurdle for Gen Z (and how to address it)The importance of building relationships before giving tough feedbackKat's framework for approaching difficult conversationsHow to identify and develop future leaders, focusing on well-rounded skillsetsWhy "soft skills" like empathy and communication are critical for success in the age of AIThe dangers of the "Great Gloom" - disengaged employees who stayThis episode is a must-listen for managers of all generations looking to build strong, engaged teams!Connect with Kat here:Kat Newport, ACCConflict to Growth Architect | Change Navigator | Author | FounderWebsite: https://www.smartconflictbook.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kat-newport/Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review!Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
A Workplace that Works for Everyone with Generational Strategist Katherine Jeffery
Apr 3 2024
A Workplace that Works for Everyone with Generational Strategist Katherine Jeffery
In this insightful episode, we are joined by Katherine Jeffery, a renowned Generational Strategist, Consultant & Speaker. With over 20 years of experience developing and studying human behavior, Katherine shares her groundbreaking research on the Millennial + Gen Z  approach to leadership, collaboration, and workplace dynamics.Katherine is the CEO of KJ Consulting and CMO of MADE FREE, acting as a culture-shaping visionary helping brands and people realize their full potential during this historic generational shift. Her doctoral research focused on the Millennial view of leadership and collaborative teams, fundamental in developing unique strategies for Millennial recruitment, retention, and linking CSR value to business performance.Discover invaluable wisdom to bridge generational gaps:Fostering Collaborative Cultures: Build bridges between generations and empower Millennials and Gen Z in inclusive environments that harness their perspectives.Developing Transformative Leaders: Gain insights into the emerging leadership mindset and cultivating a new generation of innovative, purpose-driven leaders.Prioritizing Growth & Development: Learn how robust career mapping, mentorship, and continual learning opportunities are key for engaging these generations.Embracing Workplace Evolution: From flexibility to holistic benefits, adapt your workplace to meet their unique needs and values.Amplifying Young Voices: Create spaces for Millennials and Gen Z to be truly heard and leverage their ideas within your organization.Whether you lead a multi-generational team or simply want to position your organization for the future of work, this conversation offers a wealth of applicable strategies. Tune in to build meaningful connections and harness the immense potential of your emerging workforce.Connect with Katherine here:Katherine JefferyGenerational Strategist, Consultant & Speaker, CEO KJ Consulting, CMO MADE FREE.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-jeffery/Website: https://www.katherinejeffery.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
TikTok Time! Create Authentic Employer Branding & Digital Connections with Bodene Sargent
Mar 20 2024
TikTok Time! Create Authentic Employer Branding & Digital Connections with Bodene Sargent
In this thought-provoking episode, host Luke Goetting is joined by Bodene Sargent, Creative Lead at The Career Conversation, to explore the nuances of connecting with the Gen Z workforce in today's digital landscape.(and yes, these principles apply even if Congress requires a TikTok sale)Bodene shares invaluable insights on:The Power of TikTok: Discover why this platform is far more than dance trends for Gen Z, and how organizations can authentically tap into this goldmine to build real connections through authentic, unfiltered employee stories.Mastering the Digital Experience: Learn how to seamlessly blend the digital and human experiences by leveraging video content, micro-learning, and interactive communication that resonates with Gen Z's learning preferences.Navigating the Soft Skills Gap: Gain practical tips for supporting Gen Z's transition into the workforce by providing guidance on oft-overlooked nuances like professional communication, workplace etiquette, and setting clear expectations.Maintaining Engagement from Offer to Onboarding: Explore strategies to keep Gen Z talent engaged and excited throughout the lengthy recruitment process, fostering a sense of belonging before they even start.Whether you're an employer, manager or simply looking to bridge the generational divide, this insightful discussion offers a wealth of actionable advice. Tune in to equip yourself with the tools to attract, develop and retain Gen Z's immense potential in today's rapidly evolving workplace.Connect with Bodene here:Bodene SargentCreative Lead @ The Career Conversation | Creating exceptional experiences for Gen Z talentLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bodene-sargent/ Website: https://www.thecareerconversation.com/Tools Bodene mentions: Monday.com: https://monday.com/Loom: https://www.loom.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Insights from a Gen Z Employee: Taylor Smith on Meaningful Mentorships & Difficult Conversations
Mar 12 2024
Insights from a Gen Z Employee: Taylor Smith on Meaningful Mentorships & Difficult Conversations
Bridging the generational gap is crucial in today's workforce, especially when it comes to mentorship and communication. This episode dives into the unique needs of Gen Z and how effective mentorship can foster career growth.Join host Luke Goetting, a Future of Work expert, as he explores the intricacies of pressing Gen Z topics with Taylor Smith, content developer for Meetings Today and author of "The Z: Planning for the Industry's Next Generation".Key Takeaways:The Mentorship Imperative: Discover why mentorship is essential for Gen Z navigating the complexities of the modern workplace.Finding the Right Fit: Explore practical strategies for Gen Z to identify and connect with valuable mentors.Communication Styles: Bridging the Gap: Uncover how mentors can adapt their communication to effectively engage with Gen Z, emphasizing the importance of frequent feedback and open dialogue.Guiding Through Difficult Conversations: Learn how mentors can provide constructive criticism in a way that is encouraging and solution-oriented, addressing Gen Z's potential sensitivity to feedback.This episode is a must-listen for:Mentors seeking to effectively guide and support Gen Z professionals.Gen Z individuals looking to build strong mentor relationships for career development.HR professionals interested in fostering a culture of mentorship within their organizations.Tune in and discover how to build strong, effective mentor-mentee relationships in the modern workplace!Connect with Taylor here:Taylor SmithContent Developer, Destinations & Features at Meetings Today | Writer of Meetings Today's "The Z: Planning for the Industry's Next Generation"LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taywrites/Email: taylor.smith@meetingstoday.comReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
3 Highlights from giving my Gen Z Talk 20+ Times! (mini-sode)
Mar 6 2024
3 Highlights from giving my Gen Z Talk 20+ Times! (mini-sode)
In this Gen Z @ Work mini-sode, host & Future of Work expert Luke Goetting dives deep into 3 key leadership hacks to help you unlock the full potential of your Gen Z employees.This week, we’re doing something a little differentβ€”a Luke-only minisode! While our first five episodes have featured amazing guests, today’s insights come straight from Luke's experience sharing his talk "Engagement Unleashed: The Gen Z+ Opportunity" over 20 times.Whether presenting locally in Texas or broadcasting internationally, these are the top 3 highlights that have stood out to his audiences:  Empowering Through Purpose: Gen Z prioritizes purpose over just a paycheck. Goetting emphasizes the importance of "leading with why." Explain the bigger picture and how their individual tasks contribute to the organization's mission and values. This sense of purpose fosters engagement and motivates Gen Z to go the extra mile.Fueling Motivation with Gamification: Leveraging their tech-savvy nature, Goetting suggests integrating gamification strategies into the workplace. Implement clear, achievable goals, offer rewards for reaching milestones, and provide real-time feedback. This playful approach keeps Gen Z engaged and energized, while also fostering a sense of accomplishment and healthy competition.Embracing Change and Collaboration: Different doesn't always equal bad. Be open to reevaluating traditional systems and processes, and consider incorporating Gen Z perspectives and fresh ideas. Foster a collaborative environment where they can share their unique viewpoints and contribute to decision-making. This encourages innovation, adaptability, and a stronger sense of ownership within your teams.This mini-sode equips you with actionable tips to motivate, retain, and empower your Gen Z workforce. Tune in next week for a return to our regular interview format, where Goetting dives deeper into the ever-evolving world of Gen Z @ Work!Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Ditching Micromanagement: Insights on Empowering Gen Z with Gen X Leader Ryan Smith
Feb 28 2024
Ditching Micromanagement: Insights on Empowering Gen Z with Gen X Leader Ryan Smith
In this episode of Gen Z @ Work, host Luke Goetting dives deep into the world of leading the next generation with Ryan Smith, a Gen X company founder and president of leading-edge security firm Titan Protection & Consulting.Ryan shares his experience and insights on how to:Break free from outdated leadership styles: Learn why the top-down, command-and-control approach falls flat with Gen Z and discover how to empower them through meaningful involvement and decision-making opportunities.Shift the focus to results, not hours: Explore the concept of outcome-oriented management and understand how to leverage flexible work arrangements to unlock Gen Z's full potential and boost overall work satisfaction.Master the art of Gen Z communication: Discover how to adapt your communication style to resonate with Gen Z's preference for clear explanations, informal channels like instant messaging and a collaborative approach.Embrace the power of collaboration and feedback: Learn how to cultivate a collaborative work environment where Gen Z can thrive by providing them with opportunities to share their perspectives and contribute to the decision-making process.Unleash the tech advantage: Leverage Gen Z's natural proficiency with technology to gain valuable insights into integrating innovative tools and solutions into your workplace, giving your organization a competitive edge.This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to bridge the generational gap and create a thriving, engaged and future-proof workforce. Tune in for actionable tips and practical strategies to unlock the potential of your Gen Z employees and lead them towards success.Connect with Ryan here:Ryan SmithPresident/Founder @ Titan Protection Website: https://www.tpcsecurity.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/titanprotection/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Unlocking Entrepreneurial Spirit within Organizations: Transparency & Core Values with Nate Creamer
Feb 14 2024
Unlocking Entrepreneurial Spirit within Organizations: Transparency & Core Values with Nate Creamer
Gen Z is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, but how can companies foster that drive within their existing workforce? In this episode of Gen Z @ Work, our host Luke Goetting interviews Nate Creamer, a Gen Z entrepreneur who recently launched his own foundry business.Nate shares his unique perspective on the entrepreneurial spirit and dives into how companies can create an environment that encourages innovation and intrapreneurship.Listen in to discover:How Nate's entrepreneurial spirit manifested in his career pathThe challenges and opportunities Gen Z faces in the workplace when it comes to pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitionsActionable tips for companies to encourage and facilitate an entrepreneurial mindset within their employeesThe critical role of transparency and authentic core values in fostering innovation and intrapreneurshipThis episode is packed with insights for leaders and managers who want to tap into the power of their Gen Z workforce and unlock their entrepreneurial potential!Key Takeaways:Transparency and open communication are essential for building trust and encouraging employees to voice their ideasLiving out core values, not just writing them down, is crucial for fostering an authentic and motivating work environmentProviding opportunities for skill development and problem-solving can empower employees to think creatively and explore new possibilitiesBy nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset within their organization, companies can benefit from increased innovation, agility and employee engagementBonus:The episode also touches on the differences between Gen Z and other generations in terms of their technological fluency and how it shapes their approach to work. Nate shares his thoughts on the importance of combining digital tools with tangible skills in modern manufacturing.Connect with Nate here:Nate CreamerOwner of Cope & Drag Kustoms LLCWebsite: https://copeanddragkustoms.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-creamer-8a57b0194/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Event Engagement Hacks for Gen Z: Insights from Comms Expert Luke Goetting
Feb 7 2024
Event Engagement Hacks for Gen Z: Insights from Comms Expert Luke Goetting
Gen Z is known for its digital savviness and unique event preferences. So how do you capture their attention and create truly engaging experiences? In this episode, our usual Gen Z @ Work host Luke Goetting is the one being interviewed in an energetic conversation with Taylor Smith, a proud member of Gen Z and Content Developer for Destinations & Features at Meetings Today.In addition to being a Keynote Speaker on Gen Z Engagement + Retention, Luke is an award-winning communications expert and Founder of Puffingston Presentations. Tune in to discover:Gen Z's event expectations: What makes an event click with this tech-savvy generation? Luke dives into their preferences for interactivity, authenticity and social connection.Engaging strategies: From gamification and digital elements to fostering community and purpose, Luke unveils practical tips to design events that Gen Z will remember.Beyond the hype: We peel back the layers of Gen Z stereotypes and explore their diverse interests and values. Luke helps us understand what truly motivates them and how to connect on a deeper level.Actionable insights: Luke shares his experiences and expertise, offering actionable takeaways for event planners, marketers, and anyone looking to connect with this influential generation.Key Takeaways:Embrace technology and interactivity: Gen Z expects events to be fast-paced and interactive. Utilize tools like chat boxes, polls, and breakout rooms to keep them engaged.Value their perspectives and encourage growth: Gen Z brings fresh ideas and a willingness to learn. Listen to their input and create opportunities for them to develop their skills.Acknowledge their desire for flexibility and purpose: Gen Z may be more likely to change jobs or pursue side hustles. Offer them opportunities to learn new things and make a difference in their work.Connect with Luke here:Luke GoettingKeynote Speaker on Gen Z Engagement + Retention 🌱 | Award-Winning Comms Expert | Creative Agency Founder | Audience Rating: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 4.7/5 πŸš€LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukegoetting/Connect with Taylor here:Taylor SmithContent Developer, Destinations & Features at Meetings Today | Writer of Meetings Today's "The Z: Planning for the Industry's Next Generation"LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taywrites/Published with permission from Meetings Today To listen to more Meetings Today Podcasts, visit  www.meetingstoday.com/podcastsReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Decoding Gen Z: Cultivating a Team Growth Culture with Kat Rector
Jan 31 2024
Decoding Gen Z: Cultivating a Team Growth Culture with Kat Rector
In this episode, we navigate the ever-evolving workplace landscape with guest Kat Rector β€” an Austin, Texas tech expert and "barely" Millennial manager with many Gen Z direct reports. Kat shares powerful insights on unlocking Gen Z's unique values, work styles, and motivations.Kat expertly challenges outdated assumptions, debunking myths like Gen Z's "laziness" and highlighting their hidden strengths: tech-savviness, innovation, and a fierce commitment to purpose and impact. Learn how leaders can bridge the generational gap by fostering transparent communication, embracing flexibility, and appreciating Gen Z's distinct perspective.Join us as we explore:Why understanding the "why" behind tasks fuels Gen Z's motivationHow prioritizing work-life balance unlocks productivity and reduces burnoutHarnessing Gen Z's tech-savvy and innovative spirit to drive progressBalancing flexibility with effective team collaborationRecognizing and appreciating the strengths and challenges of a tech-native generationWhether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, this episode offers invaluable insights into attracting, engaging, and empowering the vibrant generation shaping the future of work. Tune in for a dynamic conversation brimming with actionable strategies and practical advice for navigating the exciting world of Gen Z management.Connect with Kat here! ↓Kat RectorBusiness Development Manager at AkkodisLinkedIn Profilehttps://www.austintechevents.com/Ready to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱
Building Bridges, Breaking Stereotypes: Journey of a Gen Z Manager with Sarah Joyave
Jan 16 2024
Building Bridges, Breaking Stereotypes: Journey of a Gen Z Manager with Sarah Joyave
This is an interview with Sarah Joyave, a Gen Z manager, about her experiences in the workforce. The conversation covers several topics, including:Challenges faced by Gen Z workers: Sarah mentions being stereotyped as lazy or entitled, and having to prove herself despite her qualifications.Importance of communication and feedback: Sarah emphasizes the need for regular communication with managers and the value of receiving constructive feedback.Benefits of a diverse workforce: Sarah highlights the advantages of having a team with different generations and perspectives, like her own team's Gen Z and millennial employees.Work-life balance and mental health: Sarah touches on the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and prioritizing mental wellbeing.Key takeaways:Generational differences: The interview provides insights into the unique challenges and needs of Gen Z workers, which can be helpful for managers and employers seeking to attract and retain talent from this generation.Communication and feedback: Effective communication and regular feedback are crucial for employee engagement and satisfaction, regardless of generation.Diversity and inclusion: Building a diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity, innovation, and a more positive work environment for everyone.Work-life balance and mental health: Prioritizing employee wellbeing is essential for individual and organizational success.Connect with Sarah here! ↓Sarah JoyaveOperations Manager at Sterling Personnel, Inc. LinkedIn Profilesarahjoyave@gmail.comReady to supercharge your workforce? ⚑ Luke Goetting's keynotes & workshops empower organizations to thrive with Gen Z! πŸš€ Check out his Speaker Site and Connect with him on Linktree 🌱