Books & Courses

My writing and teaching focus on giving individuals the power to lead themselves effectively through the day-to-day challenges they face at work.

From shedding light on cultural misunderstandings to exploring causes of generational friction to tackling challenges of the digital age between leaders and their reports, my insights aim to empower diverse teams to drive better outcomes together.

Learn more about my writing and courses:

The Millennial Myth:

Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs

Millennials have been condemned as lazy, entitled, disloyal, and disrespectful and needing constant hand-holding. But Crystal Kadakia—a Millennial herself as well as an organizational development consultant and two-time TEDx speaker—shows that not only are these negative stereotypes dead wrong, but each one conceals a positive workplace practice that forward-looking companies must adopt if they are to endure. She illuminates how the advent of digital technology is the crucial root cause of many Millennial behaviors and offers a guide for what our traditional workplace needs to do to attract, engage, and retain modern talent.

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Millennial Myth Reviews

This book truly blasts apart several key Millennial myths and is destined to be the subject of many live and virtual watercooler discussions around the globe.

Aaron Wang

Designing for Modern Learning

Beyond Addie and Sam

Learning is no longer an activity or luxury that only occurs at specific stages in your life or career. With the digital revolution, learning has become immediate, real-time, and relevant whether you’re young, old, in the workforce, in school, or at home. As a learning and development professional, you’ve likely confronted the digital learning revolution armed with instructional design models from the pre-digital world. But today’s digital universe has a new model to address its wealth of new technologies and a new philosophy of learning experience design: learning cluster design.

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Managing Younger Generations:

Demystifying Millennials and Engaging Younger Talent

How can you break through younger generation stereotypes and instead, enable employee performance? Even though there is a lot of data out there on generational traits, what to do about it has still been a black box…until now. This course introduces the five most common generational conflicts and helps you grow your capability to manage not just young talent, but modern employees across all generations. Based on my best-selling book The Millennial Myth, you will learn how to use my Stereotypes to Strengths framework to transform five Millennial Myths into strengths for all your direct reports. Here’s a preview of the 5 Millennial Myths we will break down that cause conflict between generations.