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August, 2019

How generational stereotypes hold us back at work

The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z — we’re all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we’re more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace. This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCreightonU, an independent event. 

About the Speaker

Leah Georges is a professor and researcher who works with organizations to pull apart the enduring fable of generations at war in the workplace. Approaching most questions as if they are 50 percent math problem and 50 percent art project, her training at the intersection of social psychology and law taught her that facts are rarely altogether factual, answers are seldom black and white, and the most fascinating explanations happen in that gray area in between.

Georges is an assistant professor at Creighton University’s doctoral program in interdisciplinary leadership, where she challenges herself and her students to explore complex, real-world problems and create data-driven and interesting solutions. As a leadership and research methods professor, Georges has been recognized as an award-winning educator and advisor by her students and peers.