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Haydn Shaw
Haydn Shaw has researched and helped clients regarding generational differences for over twenty years. He is author Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart and FranklinCovey based their bestselling workshops "Leading Across Generations and Working Across Generations" on his content.

He has spoken to over 100,000 people and worked with more than 1,500 businesses (from Fortune 500 companies to start ups), not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. The results from his long term organizational development and change projects have been written up in case studies.

Hailed as a “leadership guru” by the Washington Post, Haydn speaks and consults in excess of 160 days each year to clients who consistently invite him back. Not only does Haydn speak on his own, he has also worked as a senior consultant with FranklinCovey for 22 years. He is one of a handful of consultants in FranklinCovey to win the Chairman’s Award.

Haydn Shaw has delivered hundreds of convention keynotes or small, off-site workshops. Known for taking groups from hilarity to deep reflection, he combines rich content with use-tomorrow tools. His work makes an impact because he does his homework, customizing each speech so that they drive results. Having worked with hundreds of organizations, Haydn connects with virtually any group in any industry, and brings practical and inspiring examples from the boardroom and the front line.

Haydn lives in a multi-generational household in a suburb of Chicago. Haydn, his wife Laurie, and her disabled brother are Boomer/Gen Xer Cuspers. Their four teenagers are Millennials. His mother-in-law is a Traditionalist.

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Entries by Haydn Shaw

Millennials Are Motivated Most by Money

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:05 AM

The idea that the younger generation desires meaning above all is a myth.

Tis the season. My wife, Laurie, and I joined millions of other families when we attended our son's college graduation this May. The lunch with the entire clan afterward was truly a time of celebration because this...

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Why What You Read About Millennials Seems Contradictory

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:56 PM

In the movies of my youth, the good guys wore white hats and the bad guys wore black hats. One thing you knew, the good guys and the bad guys were not going to work together. They weren't human beings; they were good guys and bad guys.

So much...

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How to Give Millennials the Feedback They Want (Without Adding Hours to Your Day)

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 4:45 PM

"Is feedback really as important to Millennials as we've heard?" The accounting senior manager asked me in a workshop I was giving on best work practices for each generation.

Yes, I told them. Millennials' expectations are different from the older generations'. Millennials grew up with highly involved parents coaching them,...

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The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Supervising People Your Parents' Age

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 11:10 PM

My father-in-law, Bob Irvine, never lectured me when I was a young manager supervising much older employees. Instead, he laughed at "those young college guys who come in thinking they know everything and trying to prove to their bosses how smart they are. They sweep into the department acting like...

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Why the Millennials' Parents Will Continue to Stay Involved in Their Kids Lives at Work... and Why That's a Good Thing

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 1:44 PM

In the workshops I teach on generational differences, nothing stirs up more disdain than helicopter parents. We have all seen those parents who constantly hover over their child and then jump to rescue them when a soccer coach doesn't play them enough or a teacher gives their report a "C"...

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Why You Should Go to "Take Your Parents to Work Day"

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM

All of us know about Take Your Child to Work Day, but LinkedIn has invited parents to see what their kids do at work this Thursday, November 7. Google had 2,000 parents attend last February. Why have these and other more traditional companies, like Milwaukee-based Northwestern...

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This Is How to Get Along Better With Your Multigenerational Coworkers

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 1:31 PM

So you work in a cube next to someone of a different generation and they do something that makes no sense to you. Maybe they...

  • Wear ear buds all day and can't hear anything anyone says so they don't know what's going on.

  • Talk over their cube...

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