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CM123: “How Do You Conflict?”

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Boomers…Millennials…conflict. Seems like a natural progression, doesn’t it? So how do you conflict? How should Millennials confront Boomers, and how should Boomers do performance management so it doesn’t sound like constant criticism?

Generational differences in perspective create conflict, but, clearly, conflict is not just a generational thing. In its simplest form, conflict is simply frustrated expectations — you expect one thing, but get something entirely different. Boomers expect Millennials to be at work on time and be respectful, but maybe they fall a bit short. Millennials expect feedback and direction, but perhaps that doesn’t happen. How do you deal with it? Can you prevent it?

In this episode, Nathan Regier, the author of “Conflict Without Casualties,” joins Kelly and Robby to shed some light on conflict, and drop some knowledge bombs on dealing with the natural conflict that exists between Boomers and Millennials.

Show Notes:

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
William Ellery Channing

  1. Conflict without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability” by Nathan Regier
  2. Conflict and Generations in the Workplace” (Association for Talent Development)
  3. Nathan Regier’s website: