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CM126: “Never Trust Anyone Over 30”

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Who do YOU trust?  The phrase, “Never trust anyone over 30,” was coined by Jack Weinberg, a political activist at Cal-Berkeley in the 1960s. Now on the other side of the fence, Boomers are more likely to say you shouldn’t trust anyone under 30. In return, Millennials just give Boomers the side-eye (whatever that means).

The reality is that trust – as a general idea – is seemingly non-existent in society. Today, people don’t trust politicians, public schools, the media, banks, big business, or even the police. And then there is the very common distrust that exists inside the workplace between generations AND between managers and employees.

Bottom line? Millennials and Boomers don’t trust each other, and it is wreaking havoc in the office.

Luckily, we found an expert to help. Our special guest, Randy Conley is Vice President & Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies. He has been named a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.

Join Kelly and Robby as they discuss the importance of trust in leadership and what Boomer managers can do differently to build trust with Millennials.

Show Notes:

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Ernest Hemingway

  1. Millennials Don’t Trust Anyone, and That’s a Big Deal” (Washington Post)
  2. Millennials are smart to distrust their employers and their schools” (Quartz)
  3. What’s Behind Millennial’s Trust Issues?” (The Federalist)