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Books & Courses

Shed light on cultural misunderstandings, explore causes of generational friction or tackle challenges of the digital age between leaders and their reports through my work in print and via self study.

Managing Millennials and Gen Z Course

Demystifying and Engaging Modern Talent

Do you manage team members who belong to younger generations? Are you struggling to understand what motivates them? Are you searching for ways to drive cooperation, productivity, or profitability? Millennials are the largest generation in the US Labor Force, and by 2025 Millennials are expected to make up the majority of the global workforce. Yet, there are still so many stigmas associated with this generation and their perceived expectations in the workplace. Crystal Kadakia, a two-time TEDx speaker, international keynoter, and best-selling author, is determined to break through the common stereotypes and change the conversation towards a more productive and inclusive work environment.

In this course you’ll learn that it’s not just about Millennials or Gen Z, it’s about adapting your daily management practices to better engage with all modern talent in this current digital age. Earn 6 PDUs as you take a closer look at each generation, develop an inclusion-ready mindset using a Stereotypes-to-Strengths framework, and break through the 5 most common stereotypes of Millennials. This hands on course includes practical exercises and reflection activities to help you level up your management skills and become an engaging, effective leader of all modern talent.

The Millennial Myth:

Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs

Millennials have been condemned as lazy, entitled, disloyal, and disrespectful and needing constant hand-holding. This Amazon best seller 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. You will learn how the advent of digital technology is the crucial root cause of many Millennial behaviors. But the book doesn’t stop there – it 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. But training at work simply hasn’t kept up. If you are in HR, talent development, or training, this book is for you. Like many, you’ve likely confronted the digital learning revolution armed with instructional design models from the pre-digital world. But today’s digital workplace has a new model to address instructional design: we call it Learning Cluster Design.

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The OK-LCD model is exactly what I need - a simple, comprehensive, research-based compass to help my team navigate the complexity we are currently facing in learning design. “Design for Modern Learning” aligns us all to a fresh, simple framework and a new, much-needed language so we can move swiftly and confidently. Instead of continuing to talk about how things need to change on many, many fronts, this book will enable my team to move into action!

Molly Brown Pickett