As large numbers of Millennials enter the workplace, they are wondering just how far the accomplishments of their childhood can take them in a workplace reeling from a prolonged economic downturn. They worry about what it means to have been told all their lives to study hard and follow their dreams, only to feel overwhelmed by choices, buried in historically high student loan debt, and thwarted by what they perceive as an outdated workplace structure. At the same time, they are confronting sweeping stereotypes about their generation. For example, Baby Boomers and GenXers often complain that Millennials act entitled and have an excessive need for praise.
Lauren will break down these stereotypes and identify opportunities that will benefit all generations in the workplace, providing practical examples and recommendations that bring out the best in each group, enhancing career success and helping navigate the differences for all generations.
As President of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership. Lauren conducts workshops, speaks at conferences, retreats, and professional events, and provides training programs focusing on unconscious bias; strengthening intergenerational relationships in the workplace; and women's leadership and advancement. She brings to each engagement a commitment to creating an effective and successful workplace through a culture of inclusion and engagement. Lauren is also the Executive-in-Residence at the Boston College Center for Work & Family in the Carroll School of Management.